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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ALUMINUM GROUP Free in-store performance. Sat 11/2, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277.

ASCAP CABARET: HER TURN with Babbie Green, Karen Mason, Sharon McNight, Lindy Robbins & Adryan Russ; Chicago Humanities Festival program hosted by Jason Graae under the direction of Michael Kerker & Dan Stetzel. Sold out. Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

KATE BALDWIN, SYLVIA McNAIR, KLEA BLACKHURST, BARBARA CARROLL, BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES, BOBBI WILSYN, BRENT BARRETT, JASON GRAAE, SHERRILL MILNES perform a tribute to Richard Rodgers with conductor Kevin Stites at a benefit gala for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Fri 11/1, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Armour Stage, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509 (concert only) or 312-661-1028, ext. 20 (benefit dinner and concert).

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

BOX CAR RACER, H2O, TAKING BACK SUNDAY All-ages. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

JONATHAN CHEN GROUP manipulates prerecorded voiceovers in The Owners, with Moira Cue, Carol Genetti & Lara Oppenheimer. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

CKY performs at Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DANCE WITH THE DEAD with DJ Jeff Wells & others; benefit for the Human Rights Campaign. Sat 11/2, 10 PM-3 AM, A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport. 312-282-7998.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DISCO BISCUITS 18 & over. Sat 11/9, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BOB DYLAN Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ART GARFUNKEL, MAIA SHARP, BUDDY MONDLOCK Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GOTARDS, SMEAR CAMPAIGN INC., NOT TOO GOOD, BUSY KIDS, RED LIGHTS Sat 11/9, 6 PM, New World Resource Center, 2600 W. Fullerton. 773-227-4011.

GWAR, BLOODLET, CATTLE DECAPITATION All-ages. Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ANNE HARRIS BAND Free concert. Fri 11/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOSH JOPLIN, PETER STUART, MADVIOLET All-ages. Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JURASSIC 5 Free in-store performance. Sat 11/9, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JURASSIC 5, BEATNUTS 18 & over. Fri 11/8, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PETER KATER Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY, GARY MULLIS Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

AIMEE MANN Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

SUZANNE McDERMOTT Sat 11/2, noon, Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th, Mokena. 708-479-9663. Mon 11/4, 7:30 PM, La Grange Public Library, 555 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange Park. 708-352-0100.

DONNA McKECHNIE Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

MIGHTY SPARROW, ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

MAX MORATH performs a tribute to Carrie Jacobs-Bond with soprano Kathy Morath as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

NAPPY ROOTS, UNITEK Tue 11/5, 7:30 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, 425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO, DJ SUNDANCE KID 18 & over. Fri 11/1, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

NERVES, STRAWBERRY, TRS-80, GHOST ARCADE, POTIONS perform at Lumpen's Hallowave, with Superstars of Love, DJs Jordan Zawideh, Douggpound & Jaime, Lawrence Peters, Plastic Crimewave & Perfect Timing. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Congress

Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000.

NO USE FOR A NAME, YELLOW CARD, EYELINERS, SLICK SHOES All-ages show. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WILLY PORTER BAND, KIM RICHEY, JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH 18 & over. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RADAR BROTHERS Free in-store performance; see Spot Check. Tue 11/5, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

RAINE Free concert. Fri 11/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEVE ROSS & KLEA BLACKHURST perform "Rodgers & Hart: With a Song in My Heart" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sold out. Wed 11/6, 8 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

SPIDER SALOFF with Jeremy Kahn & Bill Sheldon performing The American Songbook of Jewish Composers as part of WFMT's Words and Music. Sun 11/3, 2 PM, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S. Michigan. 312-322-1734.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MARTIN SEXTON, COLLEEN SEXTON All-ages. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TOM SHARPE & THE SHARPEWORLDMUSIC ENSEMBLE Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

VONDA SHEPARD Free in-store performances. Thu 11/7, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Thu 11/7, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SIGUR ROS WITH AMINA, SIGGI ARMANN All-ages. Sun 11/10, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SPITALFIELD, CHALET CHALET, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, HEWHOCORRUPTS Fri 11/8, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

SAM STRYKE Free piano concert. Fri 11/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUNNYSIDE UP performs following the Old Town School of Folk Music's "First Friday" open stage. Fri 11/1, 6:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS, B.J. SNOWDEN Sat 11/2, 7 and 10 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

ALLEN TURNER performs as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival in a program entitled "How I Learned to Play the Piano." Sat 11/9, 2 PM, the Casino, 195 E. Delaware. 312-494-9509.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, Midge Ure (see Spot Check), Swampsugar. Tue 11/5, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm. Wed 11/6, 9 PM, Hockey Night, Rock Star Club, Magnus, Audreys. Thu 11/7, 9 PM, Gloria Record, Swords Project, I Am the World Trade Center, Young Heart Attack. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Wolfetones. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Black Heart Procession, Cherry Valence, Tara Jane O'Neil (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Sammy Llanas, Silos. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Zuaz. Thursdays, DJ Zanman. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Too Much Funk. Sundays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJs Mike Z & Too Much Funk. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 11/2, Biff & the Waybacks. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Thu 11/7, Heartsfield. Fri 11/8, Mr. Meyers. Sat 11/9, Zero to 60. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/1, Real Kids, Methadones, Janus Figure, Ponys. Sat 11/2, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Sour Deluxe, Asher, Kissinger. Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Dexter, Dayna Malow. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/5, Chick Singer Night with Ava Logan, Wendy Logan, Matthew Kerns, Ingrid Graudins. Wed 11/6, Funeral Home Photographer, Lateduster, Wow & Flutter. Thu 11/7, Thin Man, Mud Toys, Paperbacks. Fri 11/8, Slobberbone, Glossary, Tijuana Hercules. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Apple Cake, Supermint. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Blue Harvest, Knockhopper, Model One. Sat 11/2, One Last Walk, Trading Brains, Audio Tank, Face of Fury. Thu 11/7, Pet Lover, Drone Conductor, Joe Dizillo. Fri 11/8, ID's, Highway Band, Space Cushion, Gouda. Sat 11/9, Young & Pretty, Black Velvet Band, Used To Be Women, Hathead. 773-384-0043.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and house. 773-472-1502.

BOOMERS 5035 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Paris Delane & the Hyper Harp (no cover). 773-334-2182 or 312-337-2559.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Jive. Sun 11/3, Om Trio. Tue 11/5, Ancient Harmony. Thu 11/7, Mood Food. Fri 11/8, Agua Dulce. Sat 11/9, Siderunners. Sun 11/10, Ed Volker. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 11/1, Hammers & Adams. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 11/3, Ellen Rosner, John Hasbrouck. Sun 11/10, Kotaro Seki, Andreas Kapsalis & J Gallagher. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/2, Matt Fedderman. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, open mike. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/1, Jimbo Delta. Sat 11/2, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Junkers. Fri 11/8, Hushpuppies. Sat 11/9, Western Box Turtles. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Day of the Dead Celebrity Ball with Drapes, Tijuana Hercules, Quasar Wut Wut. 312-922-6392.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5650.

CITY LIGHTS 3809 N. Harlem: Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute; no cover). 773-777-9500.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, DJ Carrie Monster. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Shockwave spins reggae. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/2, Megaphone Crooners, Nadafinger, Tom Chase Band. Thursdays, Funkadesi. Fri 11/8, Treeline, Yellow House, Arbo. Sat 11/9, Hat Guys, Callisto. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Marty B. Sat 11/2, Sold Out. Sat 11/9, JP & the Cats. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Schaffer Street, Shaking Tree, Gooding. Sat 11/2, Naughty Boy Jack, Dry County. Wed 11/6, 9 PM, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Urn, Wrath. Thu 11/7, 9 PM, unsigned band showcase with Moda, Orange, Empyrean. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Waste, Disonic, Gaskit, Director's Cut. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag, Fuglegs. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/1, Underwater People. Sat 11/2, Snowshoe Crabs. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/8, Domestic Problems. Sat 11/9, Static. 847-541-4700.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-790-4878.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 11/4, 10 PM-4 AM, Alder & Elius (no cover). 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 11/1, 8 and 10:30 PM, Kinsey Sicks. Sat 11/2, 8 and 10:30 PM, Sidney Friedman. Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Foiled Again Trio perform "Hit Factory: Songs of the Brill Building" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Wed 11/6 and Thu 11/7, 8 PM, Patty Morabito. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Gail Becker performs "Can't Stop Talking: The Songs of Betty Hutton"; 10:30 PM, MaryMonica Thomas performs "Sepia Tones: The Music of Dorothy Dandridge." Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox performs "Let's Misbehave! The Comedy Songs of Cole Porter"; 10:30 PM, Kat Taylor. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Beth Bergmann. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 8 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 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, DJs MD & Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJs Ethan David & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 11/3, Sol Reys, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 11/4, DJ Joe Camarillo punk. Tue 11/5, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 11/6, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western, DJs Jim & Robert spin punk & garage. Thu 11/7, DJs John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Blues Monks, Forty Piece Choir, Wolcott, Head Down. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Mustache, Dragstrip Syndicate, Last Vegas, Holy Ghosts. Tue 11/5, 9 PM, Sheila Divine, the People, Everybody Uh-Oh. Wed 11/6, 9 PM, the Music, the Sun. Thu 11/7, 9 PM, Remy Zero, Giant Step. Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Push Stars, Daybirds, Mayflies USA. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Warlocks, Boas, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Mashers, Bad Wizard, Prehistorics. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 11/2, Four Story. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/8, Nobody. Sat 11/9, Insomnia. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 Liberty, Wauconda: Fri 11/8, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-526-0002.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/1, Rubber, Paul Allodi. Sat 11/2, Quantum Leep, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 11/6, Gaelic Storm. Thu 11/7, Catfight. Fri 11/8, Then Again. Sat 11/9, Weathered, Vaseline. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Mastermind, Dimension X, Parallel Minds. Sat 11/2, Penny Dreadful, Walking Man, Drawing a Blank. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 11/5, Three on the Tree, Sun Spots. Wed 11/6, Blank Theory, Swidden. Thu 11/7, Arch Visceral Parlor, Void Where Prohibited, Cretin. Fri 11/8, Marigold Engine, Madhops, June's Arrival. Sat 11/9, Timebomb Taxi, Blue New World, the Charm. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Mountain Goats (see Spot Check), John Vanderslice, Baptist Generals. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets, Goldstars. Sun 11/3, 10 PM, Jack Dangers (DJ set), Ben Stokes, Lowdjo. Mon 11/4, 9:30 PM, Radio 4, VHS or Beta, Hot Hot Heat (see Spot Check), DJ CB. Tue 11/5, 9:30 PM, Stars of the Lid (see Critic's Choice), Radar Brothers (see Spot Check), Pine Marten. Wed 11/6, 10:30 PM, the Pattern, Har Mar Superstar. Thu 11/7, 9:30 PM, Youngblood Brass Band. Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Datsuns, Black Keys, Shakes. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Gaza Strippers, the Lust, Thunderhawk. Sun 11/10, 9:30 PM, Shiner, Capitol City Dusters, Aina. 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Thursdays, 9 PM, Saba's Speakeasy: music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

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: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. Wednesdays, 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 11/1, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 11/2, X-Side. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 11/7, Hare Duo. Fri 11/8, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 11/9, Blind Roosevelts. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. 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 at 7 PM. Fri 11/1, Atari Star, Re: Rec, Her Flyaway Manner, Audreys. Sat 11/2, Owls, Rye Coalition, Sterling, Lying in States (benefit for Voices in the Wilderness). Sun 11/3, Today Is the Day, Bongzilla, All That Remains, Total Shutdown. Mon 11/4, Fin Fang Foom, A Band Called Blower, Racecar Melody. Wed 11/6, Monster Trux, Elvi, Spas. Fri 11/8, Flying Luttenbachers, Grand Ulena, No Doctors (see Post No Bills). Sat 11/9, Like Young, Agenda, New Constitution, Paper Lions. Sun 11/10, Appleseed Cast, Chinup Chinup, Damn Personals. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Jayhawks, Tim Easton. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Rico. Tue 11/5, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Mr. Band. Wed 11/6, 8:30 PM, Blasters (see Critic's Choice), Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys. Thu 11/7, 8:30 PM, Blasters (see Critic's Choice), Laura Minor. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Heartsfield, Flapjacks. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Slewfoot Records Revue with Morells, Brian Capps, Kristie Stremel. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul spin (upstairs). Thu 11/7, Believers. Fri 11/8, Dough! Sat 11/9, Yasgur's Farm Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Fridays and Mondays, 8 PM, Three Dollar Bill accompanies Nomenil Theatre Company's production of Pushin' Up Roses. 773-271-4598.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 11/1, dueling pianos. Fri 11/8, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 11/9, Mauds. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. Wed 11/6, the Dog & Everything. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Barajas, Chris Sipos & the Farm Report. Sat 11/2, Yer Mother's Lovers, Chaz. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Wed 11/6, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Fri 11/8, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Melissa Ziemer. Sat 11/9, Cats on Smack, Fifty Pound Head, Grounded. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/2, Traffic Jam. Sat 11/9, Mr. Slate. 847-541-7530.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 9:30 PM, and Saturdays, 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Tuesdaysthrough Thursdays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 6 PM-2 AM Sundays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach (no cover). Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Go Girls Rock live band showcase (no cover). 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. Fri 11/1, 10 PM, World Class Noise. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Smittyvision. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thu 11/7, 9 PM, Wanderlust. 312-915-0071.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 11/3, 2 PM, K-Rad. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Jack Straw. 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 11/1, Purrbox, Leave, Rolls. Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Steepwater, Highway, Hershyl. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 11/5, 7 PM, Jon Gram. Wed 11/6, 7 PM, Dave Andersen. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Tue 11/5, 3 PM, CD listening party and band audition with O-Town. Wed 11/6, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Saturdays, 11 PM-5AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Features. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Howe Gelb (see Spot Check), Cordero (see Spot Check); 12:30 AM, DJ Mr. Mondays, 11:30 PM, open mike hosted by Jack Sweeney. Wed 11/6, 10 PM, Chicago's Finest Hour with Menthol, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Bella Travelle. Thu 11/7, 10 PM, Gravity magazine launch party with Califone (Rolling Stones tribute), Ellen Rosner (Janis Joplin tribute). Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Catherine Irwin, Apartment #9, Spigot. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Tallulah, Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant; 12:30 AM, DJ Spectronix. Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs, Weary Boys. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/1, Hootchie Suit, Hacks. Sat 11/2, Pudder Project, Segway. Wed 11/6, Michael McDermott. Thu 11/7, Underwater People. Fri 11/8, Pat McCurdy. Sat 11/9, 3 PM, Punsapaya, BBMT, Billhouse, V90, Echosend & others. Sun 11/10, Mr. Blotto. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Better Days showcase hosted by Common. Tue 11/5, 10 PM, Brother El. Thu 11/7, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Sunday Songs hosted by Lucy Smith with Peking Turtle, Passing for Normal. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 11/1, Ryan Swanson & friends. Sat 11/2, Jim Stacchio. Wednesdays, Maya. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/2, Samples, Tom Askin (18 & over). Sun 11/3, 8:30 PM, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Baldwin Brothers, Ben Neill (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Tue 11/5, 8 PM, Residents (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Wed 11/6, 6:15 PM, Thursday, Onelinedrawing, From Autumn to Ashes, Planes Mistaken for Stars (all-ages). Thu 11/7, Carlos Vives. Fri 11/8, Radiators, Liquid Moon (18 & over). Sat 11/9, 6:15 PM, Kottonmouth Kings, Mix Mob, Ill Kid (all-ages). Sun 11/10, 8 PM, Down (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/1, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/2, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thu 11/7, Trippin' Billies. Fri 11/8, Junk in the Trunk. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 PM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-863-7427.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sun 11/3, Gizzae. Sun 11/10, Melaku. 312-266-2400.

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 11/1, Janah, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/2, Then Again. Thu 11/7, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 11/8, Graham Colton, Wayne Healy Band, Lloyd Dobbler Effect. Sat 11/9, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thu 10/31, 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 630-325-3732.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Chinchilla Fury, Millimeter Mercury, Interociter, Bad News Jones. Sat 11/2, Prong, Domestic Godzilla, Project .44. Sun 11/3, Nine Days, Dishwalla. Sat 11/9, Luce (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tuesdays, DJ Dujuan. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Thursdays, Rick Ness. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 8 PM-midnight, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 11/2, Riviera. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Farmageddon. 773-561-8191.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Gas Chamber, Grafton, Mascots. Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Archaeology, Wonderloaf, Malcolm Effect. Tue 11/5, 8 PM, Bag of Barbies with Michael McDermott, Betsy Redhead, members of the Bad Examples, Insiders, Boneshakers, Johnny Moe Band, Rockamatics, Remainders. Wed 11/6, 9 PM, X-Aisle. Thu 11/7, 10 PM, Sonic Voodoo. Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Gas Chamber, Manhandlers, Functional Blackouts. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Pie Fight. Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Last Year's Man, Bella Travelle. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, James McMurtry, Dayna Kurtz. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Dr. Didg, Pudder Project. Mon 11/4, 7:30 PM, Divine Comedy, Joe Cassidy. Tue 11/5, 9 PM, Ron Sexsmith (see Critic's Choice), Alex Lloyd. Wed 11/6, 8 PM, Tributasaurus with Motion to Fix (tribute to the Police; no cover). Thu 11/7, 6:30 PM, Bob Schneider, Ramsay Midwood, Bill Harvey; 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Randy Rich & the Poor Boys. Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Donna the Buffalo. Sat 11/9, 7 PM, Joseph Arthur, Jonny Society; 10 PM, Dan Bern, Andy Stochansky. 773-404-9494.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/1, 6:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Donnas (see Spot Check), Lawrence Arms (sold out). Sat 11/2, 7 PM, Brad, Happy Chichester (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Remy Shand. Sun 11/3, 6:30 PM, Neotribe, Liftpoint, Simple Something, Triptych (all-ages). Mon 11/4, 6 PM, MC Anybody Killa hosts an Insane Clown Posse CD listening party. Wed 11/6, 6:30 PM, Mushroomhead, Shadows Fall, High on Fire, Avenged Sevenfold (all-ages). Thu 11/7, 7 PM, Mclusky, Jesus & the Devil (all-ages). Fri 11/8, 6:30 PM, Ataris, Sugarcult, Auto Pilot Off, Rufio (sold out); 11 PM, Del tha Funky Homosapien, People Under the Stairs, Skhoolyard, Lifesavas (18 & over). Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Superdrag, Box-o-Car, Ness, Monovox (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Cash Money, Malik Yusef, Crucial Conflict (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Rockstar. Sundays and Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Shadow Tribe, Sherrille D. Lamb, Zjaje. Mon 11/4, 9 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Jeff & Vida, Delafields. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (11/7 with Antonia Randolph, Urban Folk Collective). Sun 11/10, 8:30 PM, Allette Brooks. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Dub Dis, Shon Dervis. Sat 11/2, Soul Shakedown, Filament Circus Sound, Hypnofugue, Frantic Appetite. Sun 11/3, Brown Whornet, Stillwell, Pal. Mon 11/4, Merrick Foundation. Tue 11/5, Tension Wire, Core Project; midnight, Consolidated hip-hop and freestyle open mike with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 11/6, Farm Crew, Garden Foundation, Sidewalk Skolaz, Knomadz, Gilead 7, Morlocks. Fri 11/8, Freebasic, Sidewalk Skolaz. Sat 11/9, Crash Poet, Dremana, DJs Sleeperz & Gabriel G. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM on Sundays. Thu 11/7, 8 PM, Sevendust, 30 Seconds to Mars, Cinder (all-ages). Sun 11/10, Kittie, Unloco, Clockwise, Acacia. 708-756-0600.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Liquid Soul. Fri 11/8, Weathered (Creed tribute). Sat 11/9, American English (Beatles tribute). 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/2, Sick Brothers, Vamplifier. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 11/7, L&J, Sam Knutson, Randy Davis. Fri 11/8, Red Wigglers, Sunspot. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Rachael Yamagata, Cameron McGill (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 11/8, Gina & Jerry, Paul Kasprzak (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 11/7, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/2, Hammers & Adams. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Fri 11/1, Night Riders. Sat 11/2, Loose Screws. Thu 11/7, Kim & Paula. Fri 11/8, Catfight. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Redneck Exorcist, Weedeater, No. Sat 11/2, Mashers, Stitches, Bump-n-Uglies. Sun 11/3, Pegasus, Palms, Big Buildings. Tue 11/5, Theory of Ruin, Pelican, Totimoshi, Buried at Sea. Wed 11/6, Powerknobs, Boss Martians, Muchacha, Juzt Nutz. Thu 11/7, Twinhaters, Hitch, Deminer, Fourth Rotor. Fri 11/8, Check Engine, Lozenge, Christmas Decorations. Sat 11/9, Rockit Girl, Nobs, I Love Rich. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

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

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Dead to Fall. 630-896-1031.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Meqqa, Driven. Sat 11/2, Radio Hour, Growth Ltd., Autumn War. Thu 11/7, Moe Loves Myra. Fri 11/8, Gelheads, Smoke Off Vinyl, Blackmaker. Sat 11/9, Air This Side of Caution, Streamliner, Ella Music Group. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 11/5, 8 PM, Dave Andersen. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, G'tar Man Dave. 847-295-7140.

SATISFIED FROG 29W012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, John Wesley Harding, Josh Ritter. Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Shannon McNally, Jason Mraz. Mon 11/4, 8 PM, Trembling Blue Stars, Kevin Tihista, Aberdeen. Wed 11/6, 7 and 10 PM, Future Bible Heroes (see Critic's Choice), Parker & Lily (see Spot Check). Thu 11/7, 9 PM, Oh My God, Mono. Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Mclusky, Matt Pond PA, Helio Sequence. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Smokey & Miho, La Makita Soma (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Smokey & Miho, Timeout Drawer. Sun 11/10, 8 PM, RD Roth & the Issues, Noahjohn, Jeff & Vida. 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Vultures Are Lovebirds. 630-790-6100.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 11/9, 10 PM, M. Behrens. 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. Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 11/7, 3:30 PM, Fabulous Frank & Dave. 312-441-9334.

SQUARE ONE CAFE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Saturdays, 3 PM, Earl Gray Saturday Afternoon Tea hosted by Tina M. Howell. Sat 11/2, 9:45 PM, Mia Skye. Sun 11/3, 3:30 PM, DJ Itchyfingers spins at the "Mental Grafitti" poetry slam and open mike. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJs Shaun & Le Deuce. Mondays, Matt Fields. Tuesdays, Mike Kandel. Wednesdays, J. Cantrell. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, All Fours, Ponsy Lads. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, benefit for Mango Tribe with Offwhyte, Elephant's Best Friend, Pacifics, Contraband, DJs Norman Rockwell, D-Double, Mike Kim & Jhezlbone. Thu 11/7, 10 PM, Rhymefest, Earatik Statik, Nacrobats, Thawfor, Lord360, Atma, Novila, DJs Illanoiz & Journey. In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Sun 11/3, DJs Rude One & Doc West. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double, hip-hop open mike hosted by Voltaire & Rexford. Wednesdays, DJs David Chavez & Cazwell James spin Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bad News Jones. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, industrial & dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. 312-274-9500.

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

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Thu 11/7, 10:30 PM, Danglers. 773-477-3400.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Genral Patton & His Privates, Broken Finger, Stone Puppets. Sat 11/2, Sinckwhole, Detour, Pelao, Layman's Terms. Fri 11/8, the Me Decade. Sat 11/9, Heavon.com. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/1, Jeff Lang, Tim Grimm. Sat 11/2, 6 PM, Finders, Seven Harkey, Peter Andreadis, Paris Delane. Sun 11/3, Alex Dent, Mark Buerschaper, Kristin Shout. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 11/6, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Leah Galyean Band, John Hasbrouck, Michael Strening Jr. Thu 11/7, Christopher Williams, Katie Todd. Fri 11/8, Sarah Slean, Emm Gryner, Jenny Choi. Sat 11/9, Justin Roth, Chris Cunningham, Garageland. Sun 11/10, Eli, Andrea Burch, Rose Fries. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/1, Gravetones, Cyclones. Sat 11/2, Catalyst, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/1, Turkies Dunn. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 11/8, Farmageddon. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/1, Rico, Baaro. Sat 11/2, RSB, New Flavor. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 11/7, DJ Ice. Fri 11/8, Ark Band. Sat 11/9, Sam Ghansah, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/1, Fly Williams, Kongfuzi. Sat 11/2, Smokestack, Freshwater Collins. 773-929-1300.

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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, Jim Wodjyla, DJ Marty B. 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. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 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 11/1, Frique, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tue 11/5, DJ Mel Hammond spins house. Wednesdays, DJ 33-1/3, Bruno. Thursdays, 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 D Double, Norman Rockwell & Artek. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house (11/2 with Shaka 23). Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don & Shaka 23 spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 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.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, acid jazz & more. Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Andre Shakom. 773-244-0400.

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

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs MF, Regge, Lamebrane & Radiata spin drum & bass. 773-736-3033.

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. 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. 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 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/1, Carl Cox. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Fri 11/8, DJ Dan, Christopher Lawrence. 312-413-7000.

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 on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

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, Pat Mann & Slim. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquesta; DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fridays and Saturdays, midnight-4 AM, B Side DJs spin rare groove, jazz, mambo, Cuban, funk & soul (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender & others. 773-395-0066.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJ Brock spins 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, DJ Red Lox spins 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 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

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 until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Ultra Glam female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 312-255-8579.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, 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.

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, DJs Tim Buck 2, Diza & Big Reese spin hip-hop, R&B, house & reggae. 312-491-1931.

PAUL OAKENFOLD Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 7 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

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

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. 312-491-9600.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

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 & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & 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 11/1, Neil Aline, Josh Deep. Sat 11/2, Justin Long, Duane. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Mondays, iPod open DJ night (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & Darius Hurley spin punk, ska, new wave & reggae. Thu 11/7, Josh Werner, Mani, Marko Katic, Mercedez Ben. Fri 11/8, Colette, Pete Moss. Sat 11/9, J-Dub, DJ Hrme. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/1, DJs Markie, Garth, Jeno & Thomas. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Thursdays, Derrick Carter. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. 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 Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jason Davis & Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, DJs Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 312-587-8779.

SQUARE ONE CAFE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. 773-252-9700.

SWANK 710 N. Clark: DJ spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Wednesdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, Uncle Milty. 312-274-9500.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & Spinello. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Dan. 773-227-4906.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Real One, Jackin' Jamie & Skor spin house, disco & and breaks (no cover). 773-477-3400.

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 & Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty. Thu 11/7, Oliver Lieb. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z, Mach 1 & Ryan Hagen. Sat 11/2, Dirty Vegas, Nick Nice, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 11/9, Sandra Collins, Chris Fortier, Naveen G, DJ 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, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. 312-337-3223.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur spins downtempo, trip-hop, and groove. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/1, Lego & Dayhota, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 11/2, Cajmere (see Critic's Choice), Hugo Moya, Lester Fitzpatrick, Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Mon 11/4, 10 PM, Cassius, Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon, Darryl Pandy, Dajae, Craig Loftis, Jesse de la Pena, John Curley, Mario "Smokin'" Diaz. Fri 11/8, Marques Wyatt, DJs Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

ERIC BOGLE, JAMES KEELAGHAN Sat 11/2, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALISON BROWN QUARTET Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

HAZEL DICKENS & FRIENDS with Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz & Ginny Hawker. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BOB DYLAN Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

EDDIE FROM OHIO All-ages. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GROOVELILY, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ISLA Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Sat 11/9, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

CHRISTINE LAVIN, DON WHITE Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

SMALL POTATOES, PETE NORMAN Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

STRONG VOICES Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, Healing Earth Resources, 3111 N. Ashland. 773-327-8459.

WYNONNA, STEVE AZAR Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Tue 11/5, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 11/4, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Tue 11/5, 7:30 PM, Toilettes. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, DJ Pat B. Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Terri Clark. 630-830-7200.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 11/9, 8 PM, David & Marian. 847-835-3320.

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 11/1, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sundays, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper and dancing (11/3 with John Dillon; 11/10 with Velvet Green). Fri 11/8, 9:30 PM, Anish. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Larkin Bros. 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: Wed 11/6, 9:30 PM, Gaelic Storm. 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 11/1, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 11/2, Chancey Brothers. Fri 11/8, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 11/9, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/2, 7 PM, Claudia Schmidt, Madcat & Kane. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/2, Michael Miles. Sat 11/9, Paul Kolodny. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 11/6, 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: Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Frank Morey. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cantina (no cover). Tue 11/5, 8:30 PM, Liquor Pickers. Fri 11/8, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Wed 11/4, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sun 11/10, 6 PM, benefit for Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy with Thursday's Child. 708-366-8073.

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.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sun 11/3, 6 PM, Sweet Accord. 773-989-7666.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/8, 7 PM, Erin McKeown, Kris Delmhorst (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 8 PM, RD Roth & the Issues, Noahjohn, Jeff & Vida. 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 11/1, Long Journey Home. Fri 11/8, Calico. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/1, Jeff Lang, Tim Grimm. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ELVIN BISHOP, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, COREY HARRIS, HENRY BUTLER, DEBORAH COLEMAN perform in Front Porch Blues' "Celebrating the Delta Blues Tradition." Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 11/2, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

DARRELL HALLMAN & FOR HIS GLORY SINGERS Benefit for the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship; free admission. Sat 11/9, 5 PM, Bray Temple C.M.E. Church, 1049 E. 73rd. 773-213-5555.

ELSA HARRIS & HARRIS HOUSE OF MUSIC CHOIR Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant. 773-631-9131.

FRUTELAND JACKSON Free concert. Tue 11/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Rollo Dilworth. Sun 11/3, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

ONE IN THE SPIRIT MULTICULTURAL GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT CHOIR under the direction of Percy Gray Jr., with Spirit of David and Pilgrim Gospel Ensemble. Sun 11/10, 6 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 312-201-2602.

SOUTHSIDERS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Housewreckin' Blues Jam with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum & Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 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. Tue 11/5, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Sat 11/2, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 11/3, Rob Stone & the C-Notes with Aaron Moore. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/5, Chico Banks. Wed 11/6, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 11/7, J.W. Williams & the Chi Town Hustlers. Fri 11/8, John Primer & the Real Deal. 773-528-1012.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/5, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Sat 11/2, and Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/5, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 11/3, noon, Chris Walz. Sun 11/10, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 11/8, Kevin McGuckin & the Blues Bandits. 847-550-1127.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/1, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9 PM, Rod Piazza, Nick Moss. Sat 11/2, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. Sun 11/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 11/4, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 11/5, Jimmy Burns. Wed 11/6, Vino Louden. Thu 11/7, Carlos Cannon. Fri 11/8, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Joel Paterson Trio. Sat 11/9, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, Mike Gibb & the Homewreckers. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Danny Reed. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet 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.

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

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

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. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FATMAN INN 36309 N. Highway 41, Gurnee: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-244-8300.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Zora Young. Sat 11/2, Big Time Sarah. Fri 11/8, Shirley Johnson. Sat 11/9, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 11/2, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (no cover). 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/1, 9 and 11 PM, Big Fun. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/2, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 11/5, 8:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Johnny Winter, T-Model Ford (see Critic's Choice). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 11/9, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 11/2, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Vemrah. Tue 11/5, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-266-2400.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, A.C. Reed. 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, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

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

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-846-7374.

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, Glen Ellyn: Sat 11/2, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. 630-446-4001.

MY PLACE 5652 Dixie Hwy., Markham: Mondays, 9:30 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 708-225-0178.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 11/3, 7 PM, open blues jam hosted by Mr. G & friends with Brian James. 847-869-0450.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/2, Rockin' Johnny. Sat 11/9, Dave Specter & friends. 773-252-1155.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Hans Olson (benefit for Century Lodge #492 Charities). 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/1, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/2, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 11/6, Matthew Skoller Duo. Sat 11/9, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/9, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/1, Big Time Sarah. Sat 11/2, Chicago Blue Angels. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 11/6, Devil in a Woodpile. Thu 11/7, Nick Moss. Fri 11/8, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 11/9, Roy Hytower. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 11/1, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 11/2, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis. Thu 11/7, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Phillip Walker. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Bart Alonzo Band. Sat 11/2, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 11/8, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 11/9, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/2, Barrelhouse Chuck Band. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND Sun 11/10, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

GARY BARTZ ENSEMBLE WITH OSCAR BROWN JR. perform a tribute to Langston Hughes as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-494-9509.

HAMIET BLUIETT, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, PROVISO EAST JAZZ BAND, KENWOOD ACADEMY JAZZ BAND, CURIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND perform at the Geraldine de Haas Scholarship Program. Sun 11/10, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ALISON BROWN QUARTET Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 11/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JONATHAN CHEN GROUP manipulates prerecorded voiceovers in The Owners, with Moira Cue, Carol Genetti & Lara Oppenheimer. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

CHICAGO IMPROVISORS GROUP with Chris Jonas, Todd Margasak, Tim Daisy, Jeb Bishop, Jim Baker, Dave Rempis & Kyle Bruckmann; free concert. Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Sketches of Spain" and "Jubilatum" under the direction of William Russo, with trumpeter Orbert Davis. Wed 11/6, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6245.

JODIE CHRISTIAN & FRIENDS perform at a benefit for Phoebe's Place. Fri 11/1, 6 PM, Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 773-429-6917.

JESSE DAVIS See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 11/2, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

ERNEST DAWKINS & LIVE THE SPIRIT performs "From Armstrong to the Avant-Garde" at the Chicago Humanities Festival closing concert. Sun 11/10, 7:30 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-494-9509.

AL DAY TRIO Free concert. Thu 11/7, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND & VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 11/7, 8 PM, Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College, 253 Walter, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

JOHNNY FRIGO TRIO Free concert. Wed 11/6, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO & NEAL ALGER Free concert. Tue 11/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Sun 11/3, 1-4 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5801 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

REGINALD T. McCANTS performs at First Friday Chicago at the Top of the Tower. Fri 11/1, 5:30 PM, 99th floor, Sears Tower, 233 S. Wacker. 773-866-8022.

PAT METHENY GROUP Wed 11/6, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 11/6, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO performs music by Robert Johnson, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker & Miles Davis. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO performs "From Rags to Rhythm" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/10, 2:30 PM, Katherine Dunham Theatre, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-494-9509.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs music of the swing era under the direction of Myron McReynolds. Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

KENN SMITH Free in-store performance. Sat 11/2, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

LENI STERN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/2, 3 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

SUMMIT with Zakir Hussain, George Brooks, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt & Steve Smith. Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tue 11/5, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS perform "A Time for Fables, A Time for Dancing" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/9, 7 PM, Katherine Dunham Theatre, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-494-9509.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/1, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/2, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Johnie Faren Sextet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 11/6, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 11/7, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 11/8, noon, Franz Jackson (see Critic's Choice), Sonny Turner, Dan Delorenzo, Wayne Jones & Tom Hope; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/9, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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: Sat 11/2, midnight, Twisted Jazz. 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 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Charlie Johnson. Sun 11/3 through Sat 11/9, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 11/10, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BAR BIBO 112 N. First, Saint Charles: Thursdays, 8 PM, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger. 630-377-7022.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 11/1, Frank D'Rone. Sat 11/2 and Fri 11/8, Nan Mason. Sat 11/9, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. Thu 11/7, 7 PM, Ester Hana. 773-435-0130.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 11/6, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocamambu. 773-279-9141.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 11/1, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CAFE LA GUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tue 11/5, 8 PM, Marco Garcia Ensemble. 773-862-5996.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 11/2, 9 PM, David Stone & friends. 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, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Stardust. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, King Fleming Trio. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 9 PM, Ted Sirota. 773-743-5650.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 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.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Sat 11/2, 10 PM, France Jean Baptiste. 312-274-1119.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3-6 PM, Hot Club of Edgewater Djam. 773-878-3343.

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

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 6 PM, Charles Matthews ("Mr. Keys"; no cover). 312-326-2300.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazzmasters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/3, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Sun 11/10, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Yolanda Farina Jazz Ensemble. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 11/7, 7:30 PM, Ken Saydak Duo. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Mon 11/4, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/2, 9 and 11 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Arlene Bardelle Quartet. Tue 11/5, 6 PM, Dave Hilliker Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/1, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 10 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 11/6, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/8, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Charlie Kohlhase Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Charlie Kohlhase Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Six Continents Room. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Fri 11/8, 9 PM, David Young. 312-362-9707.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 11/3, Damon Short. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/1, Dee Alexander, Vemrah. Sun 11/3, noon-4 PM, jazz brunch with Soul Invaders. Mon 11/4, Michael Ross. Fri 11/8, Nick Colionne, Spider Saloff. Sat 11/9, Elaine Dame Trio (no cover). 312-266-2400.

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

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

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 11/1 through Sun 11/3, Jesse Davis Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Mon 11/4, 8 PM, Chicago Jazz Ensemble performs "Sketches of Spain" and "Jubilatum" under the direction of William Russo. Tue 11/5 through Sun 11/10, Louie Bellson Quintet. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Sundays, noon, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong features musicians from the AFGA Salon Musicians Collective. 773-684-8665.

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 Trio. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 10 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green & Tim McNamara. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, 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. Fri 11/8, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. 773-348-7592.

LAKE ROOM 728 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 11/2, 8:30 PM, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 708-358-8900.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 11/5, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Music at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Cecile Savage. Saturdays, Ken Shiokawa Duo. Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. 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. Thursdays through Saturdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sun 11/3, 1 PM, King Fleming (tribute to Nat "King" Cole) as part of the Chicago Tribute: Markers of Distinction gala (no cover). 312-744-2032.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Sonic Species. Wed 11/6, 7 PM, Scott Lies Duo. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, BMR4. 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: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show with Roscoe Mitchell. 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 (11/3 with Greg Ward Ensemble; 11/10 with Dragons 1976). 773-743-3355.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Carl Leukaufe Trio. 773-395-4300.

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

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

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Nan Mason. Wednesdays, open mike. 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.

PENINSULA CHICAGO 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby restaurant. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Stephanie Browning Trio. 312-573-6754.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/1, Rankinfyle. Sat 11/2, Alison Ruble Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Ryan Cohan 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: Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Trapeze Unit. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 11/1, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 11/2, Neal Alger Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Wed 11/6, Peter Lerner Trio. Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Fri 11/8, 6 PM, Warren Beck; 9 PM, Bradley Young (Chet Baker tribute). Sat 11/9, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/1, BMR4. Sat 11/2, Franz Jackson (see Critic's Choice) with the Scott Holman Trio. Tue 11/5, Matt Engbring Duo. Fri 11/8, Yoko Noge. Sat 11/9, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

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

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Sundays, 5 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 312-421-8164.

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

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

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

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

SOUTHPORT LANES & BILLIARDS 3325 N. Southport: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Twisted Jazz. 773-472-6600.

SPOON 1240 N. Wells: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 312-642-5522.

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

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joanna Ashley. 773-784-6000.

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 11/1, Jeff Parker with Bernard Santacruz Vega & Michael Zerang. Sat 11/2, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. 312-791-9050.

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

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

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fri 11/1 and Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-5100.

international

concerts

BUNUN TRIBE performs aboriginal music and dance of Taiwan; free performance. Mon 11/4, 6:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB performs under the direction of Fred Fischer with tenor Richard Gersten at a concert and dinner. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Grazie Restaurant & Banquets, 1050 E. Oakton, Des Plaines. 773-631-8274 or 847-534-3680.

ENSEMBLE ESPANOL SPANISH DANCE THEATER under the direction of Dame Libby Komaiko, with Juan Mata and Ana Gonzalez. Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500.

FESTIVAL DE SON MEXICANO with Chuchumbe, Los Camperos de Valles, and Sones de Mexico. Sat 11/9, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LUIS JAHN Argentinian guitarist performs at an opening night reception for paintings by David E. Alcazar. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

AMJAD ALI KHAN Sarod recital with Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, Assembly Hall, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

LISTEN UP! VOICES OF THREE ARAB AMERICAN WOMEN Dramatic readings, poetry, and song as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, with Evelyne Accad, Roxane Assaf, and Laila Farah. Free admission. Thu 11/7, 6:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANGEL MELENDEZ & ARALLUE, EL GUAPO, DAMIAN RIVERO & EL 40 ELEMENTO perform at an opening of new work by Chicago artist Clare Rojas; Latin dance lessons provided by Lisa la Boriqua. Fri 11/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE performs Andalusian music from North Africa with Taoufik Ben Amor, Najib Bahri & Issa Boulos; free recital. Wed 11/6, 6:30 PM (preceded by a discussion at 5 PM), Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

MIGHTY SPARROW, ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

SAN JOSE TAIKO Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 Williams, Crystal Lake. 815-356-9212.

SOL Y CANTO Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

SUMMIT with Zakir Hussain, George Brooks, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt & Steve Smith. Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DJELIMADY TOUNKARA See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wed 11/6, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, DJ 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, cumbia, and Latin pop with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

DECIMA MUSA 1901 S. Loomis: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Nuestros Muertos. Sat 11/9, DJs spin. 312-243-1556.

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

FOURTH WORLD 3440 N. Southport: Fri 11/2, 7 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus (followed by a drum circle at 8 PM). 773-404-5200.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee). 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/1, 6 PM, Hicham Chami with percussionist Catherine Alexander. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, benefit for La Voz de los Abajo with Guillermo Anderson. Wed 11/6, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Azucena Vega & Co. 312-362-9707.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 11/2, 10:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Andreas Kalassoundas & Nikos Lambrinatos. 773-348-7592.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Christie Phillips & Steve Vasquez perform traditional Mexican folk songs. 773-743-3355.

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

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

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

RAS DASHEN 5846 N. Broadway: Restaurant. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Saful Rumba performs Afro-Latin and Latin jazz. 773-506-9601.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. 773-929-3680.

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 with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Jerome. 847-982-1400.

classical

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor (Handel, Brahms, traditional). Sun 11/3, 4 PM, Resurrection Catholic Church, 2840 W. Nelson. 312-427-5620.

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller directs a free Chicago Humanities Festival concert (Purcell, Pachelbel, Telemann). Sat 11/9, 2 PM, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-494-9509.

SERGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD guitar duo (Debussy, D. Scarlatti, Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Brouwer, Gismonti). Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

WILLIAM AYLESWORTH AND DEREK NICKELS in a joint organ recital. Sun 11/10, 5 PM, Cornelia Avenue Baptist Church, 1709 W. Cornelia. 773-472-4525.

MICHAEL BARRETT piano and conductor, with vocalists Jonita Lattimore and Wayne Tigges in a Chicago Humanities Festival program of music by Virgil Thomson and others. Sat 11/2, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-494-9509.

BEL CANTO CHORUS Richard Hynson, conductor (Debussy, Vaughan Williams). Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Performing Arts Center, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 414-481-8801.

BOSTON CAMERATA, CAMERATA MEDITERRANEA, AND SHARQ ARAB-AMERICAN ENSEMBLE perform music of 13th-century Spain in a joint concert. See Critic's Choice. Tue 11/5, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

NICOLE CABELL, LAUREN McNEESE, AND ERIN MARIE WALL sing operatic arias with pianist Alan Darling in a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture-concert. Sun 11/3, 1:30 PM, video theater, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-494-9509.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak). Sun 11/10, 2:30 PM, Saint Ignatius College Prep School, 1076 W. Roosevelt. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS perform Schubert's B-flat Piano Trio in a free concert. Mon 11/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with pianist David Schrader in a free concert (Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi (Prokofiev, Nielsen, Brahms). Free admission. Mon 11/4, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. Wed 11/6, 7:30 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO MUSICALIA ENSEMBLE in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Milhaud, Donizetti, Ives, Schubert). Free admission. Wed 11/6, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS with mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer in a benefit for Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School (Respighi, Chausson, Brahms). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park. 773-493-8880.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/1, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio (Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Liszt). Thu 11/7 through Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Christoph Von Dohnanyi, conductor (Ives, Lutoslawski, Brahms). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WINSTON CHOI performs excerpts from Messaien's Catalogue d'oiseaux in a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture-concert. Sat 11/2, 4 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-494-9509.

CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Rudolph Macciocchi, conductor, with winners of the Italian Cultural Center Vocal Scholarship competition. Wed 11/6, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 11/2 and Sat 11/9, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY in a free concert (Copland and others). Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

RUSSELL DAGON, SYLVIA WANG, AND CLAUDIA LASAREFF-MIRONOFF clarinet, piano, and viola (Bruch and others). Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KRISTINA DUTTON AND ANGELA NEVEDAL violin and cello, in a free concert (Bach, Mozart). Fri 11/1, 6:30 PM, Galeria Gala, 708 N. Wells. 312-640-0517.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists in a program of music by Leonard Bernstein. Sat 11/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires conducts a family concert. Sat 11/2, 11 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY BAND Judith E. Grimes conducts a free concert. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

EUSIA STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy). Sun 11/10, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

LAURA FENSTER piano, performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in a free recital. Thu 11/7, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs John Rutter's Requiem in a free concert. Sun 11/3, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

DAVID FIVECOATE alto saxophone, with pianist Penelope Bewsher (Milhaud, Piazzolla, Schulhoff, Fran�aix). Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR John W.W. Sherer conducts Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. Sun 11/3, 6:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/1, 12:10 PM, soprano Bridget Rose, flutist Heather Hill, and harpist Karen Sheahan. Fri 11/8, 12:10 PM, hornist Joanna Stucki. 312-787-4570.

HARWOOD EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of Italian Renaissance music. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-443-3680.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Handel/Halvorsen, Schubert, Saint-Saens). Sun 11/3, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 11/6, 8 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic performs his own compositions. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sundays, 2-4 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce (Albeniz, Barrios, Kleynjans, and others). 773-486-4093.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone conducts music of Richard Rodgers in a pops concert. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

EDYTA KULCZAK mezzo-soprano, in a Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sat 11/2, 2:30 PM, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-494-9509.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Wed 11/6, 6:30 PM, and Sun 11/10, 1:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone James Morris, sopranos Jane Eaglen and Deborah Voigt, tenor Thomas Studebaker, and mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek (Wagner, Die Walkure). 312-332-2244.

JESSICA MOORE AND JESSICA HUI flute and piano, in a free recital. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

CHASE PAMELA MORRISON AND DAVID ARRIVEE baroque cello and harpsichord, in a free recital (Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Antoniotti, D. Gabrieli). Sun 11/3, 5 PM, Vail Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-7256.

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA OF CANADA Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, in a benefit for Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. Wed 11/6, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-357-4700 or 800-223-7114.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS perform Clyde Thompson's We Have Spoken. Sun 11/3, 4 PM, Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Lawrence Rapchak, conductor (Haydn, Sibelius, Stravinsky). Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SUSAN NIGRO contrabassoon (Cummings, Waddle). Thu 11/7, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY TRIO (Beethoven, Handel/Halverson, Brahms). Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Lawrence Stoffel, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Offenbach, Rodgers, Bernstein, Sousa, Chance, Sullivan/Mackerras). Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwetern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES Robert A. Harris, Stephen Alltop, Judith Willoughby, and Julia Davids conduct "a choral spectacular." Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Becker, Burritt, Dietz, Xenakis). Tue 11/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

STUDENTS OF THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC perform excerpts from a "workshop-stage" opera in a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture-concert. Sun 11/10, 1:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-494-9509.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Weill, Bernstein, Welcher, Gould, Gorb). Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAKTON TRIO in a free concert. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland conducts Michael Karasis's oratorio Government Issue. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-549-1889.

ORQUESTA SINFONICA NACIONAL DE MEXICO Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor (Marquez, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Revueltas). Mon 11/4, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PHOENIX ASCENDING Dan McDaniel, conductor, with chamber orchestra (Rutter, Barber). Sat 11/2, 7 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Draganski, Villa-Lobos, Schoenfeld, Piazzolla, Turina). Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI piano. Sun 11/10, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 11/2 and Sat 11/9, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano (Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

SAINT LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET (Golijov, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BWV 140. Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3373.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with the Tower Chorale and vocal soloists (Mozart, Brahms, Vaughan Williams). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI in a program of Spanish music (Milan, Narvaez, Valderrabano, Aranes, Machado, Romero, and others). Sun 11/3, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-758-3750.

THE SECOND CITY MUSICK with others in a concert of English Renaissance viola da gamba music (Holborne, Lawes, Gibbons, Jenkins, Tye). Sun 11/10, Bryan Colby Barn, 1561 Jone Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano (Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin). Wed 11/6, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with pianists Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss (Mozart, Beethoven, Britten). Sun 11/3, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300, ext. 3014.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Piotr Wijatkowski, conductor, with pianist Pawel Checinski (Chopin, Weber, Franck). Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SPHINX LAUREATE QUARTET performs music of Dvorak and others in a Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sat 11/2, 12:30 PM, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-494-9509.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh, conductor (R. Strauss, Mozart). Sun 11/10, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with saxophonist Scott Sobczak in a free concert (Shostakovich, Gershwin, Cabezon/Grainger, Ticheli, Chance, C. Smith, Woolfenden). Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

MAXIM VENGEROV violin, in a solo recital. Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LUKAS VONDRACEK piano. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

PETER WISPELWEY AND DEJAN LAZIC cello and piano, in an all-Beethoven program. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGO FALL BALL St. Josaphat Church, Southport and Belden: Fri 11/1, 10:30 PM, and Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, ethnic dance festival features live music performances by Orchestra Balkanci, Mazuka Wojciechowska & others. 773-463-2288.

FALL FEST Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey: Sat 11/2, 10:30 AM, Ted Wulfe; 11:40 AM, Ray Cunha; 12:20 PM, Tom Eavenson; 1 PM, Twang Bang; 1:40 PM, Matt & Cindy Kuzma, Beth Bowman, David Drury; 2:30 PM, Ben Wilson, Amanda Berg & Colby Beserra. 773-209-8653.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster: Fri 11/8, 7-10 PM, Community Renewal Chorus, Les Williamson, Glen McCarthy & others. 773-244-5553.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION VOCAL ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 11/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY HANDBELL CHOIRS Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

SPECTRA Open forum for composers to showcase and discuss new works. Wed 11/6, 8 PM, Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-6543.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 11/1, Arab American Heritage concert. Mon 11/4, music and dance celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Wed 11/6, City Symphony Opera Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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