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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

RUSS FORSTER celebrates the release of his documentary about tribute bands, Tributary, with a DVD screening and a live performance; free admission. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

CHRIS GILMARTIN Free concert. Fri 1/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Thu 1/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NAN MASON, KAT TAYLOR, MICHELLE BRADLEY, STEPHEN RADER, TOM MICHAEL, BECKIE MENZIE, SUZANNE PETRI with bassist John Whitfield, saxophonist James Perkins, and pianist Bob Moreen perform "Come On-A My House: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney"; benefit for American Theater Company. Fri 1/17, 7 PM, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. 773-929-1031.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC STAFF MEMBERS & FRIENDS perform a tribute to the Rolling Stones. Fri 1/17, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS, WHISPERS Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

JIM PETERIK performs and leads a workshop entitled "Songwriting for Dummies." Sat 1/11, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

HOLLIS RESNIK Wed 1/15, 8 PM (pre-performance supper at 6:15 PM), the Club, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

RHYS' PIECES perform as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

REGINALD ROBINSON Scott Joplin tribute; free concert. Fri 1/10, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

SHAKIRA, PAY THE GIRL Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

LEO STITCH Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 11 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland. 773-384-0494.

SAM STRYKE Free concert. Fri 1/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Pele, No Hay Banda. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Versus, +/-, Redline. Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Leon Chance & the Longshots, American Mars, New Hi-Lo, Famous FM. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, and Sat 1/18, 6 and 10 PM, Camper Van Beethoven (1/18 early show 18 & over; 1/18 late show sold out). 773-478-4408.

ALL IN ONE CAFE 2556 W. Fullerton: Sat 1/11, 7 PM, He Who Corrupts, Cursed at Birth, Tusk. 773-235-6663.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, until 2 AM Fridays. Fridays, DJs Lou Dogg, Mike G. & Pat B. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tue 1/14, DJ Johnny Chaos. Thursdays, DJ Marty B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Speed, DJ Smurf, DJ M-Pulse. Saturdays, DJ M-Pulse. Tuesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Wed 1/15, open mike hosted by Don Maloney. Thu 1/16, Heartsfield. Fri 1/17, Amoreys. Sat 1/18, Zero 260. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 1/10, 9 PM, Dirtbox Racer, It's a Wise Child, Fear & Trembling, Heavy Mental. Sat 1/11, Rebel Peasants, Amy Peterson, Puckering Wink (benefit for Kerrie Long). Sun 1/12, 7 PM, Rico. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/14, Celestial Crumb, Product. Fri 1/17, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 1/18, Drapes, M's, Clyde Federal. Sun 1/19, Reigning Sound, Fondas. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Illusions of Abbey. Sat 1/11, No Reason. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. 773-384-0043.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Fridays, 3-7 PM, and Saturdays, 1-5 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Pickle & Company. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, the Captain spins rock. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/19, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Punsapaya, Buddha's Belly (18 & over). Sat 1/11, Pages, Ella Music Group, New Constitution. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Sat 1/11, Rock Star Club, Huge Pontoons. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 1/16, members of the Nods. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Herminators with Rodney Holmes & Mitch Stein. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 1/10, 7 PM, Barb & Jeff Trudell. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 1/17, 7 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 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 1/12, Kenosis, Bonehead, poet Natasia Rana. Sun 1/19, Larry O. Dean & Derek Walvoord, Andreas Kapsalis Ensemble. 773-348-8536.

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 1/10, Randy Rich & the Poor Boys. Sat 1/11, Gin Palace Jesters. Sat 1/18, Hush Puppies. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 1/18, 8 PM, David & Marian. 847-835-3320.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Capital D, Verbal Kent & Rusty Chainz, the Opus, Earatik Statik & others (all-ages). 773-743-5650.

CLEARWATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/16, Indika. 847-836-8820.

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. 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. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 1/18, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 1/11, Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 1/18, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/10, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Wish, American Motherload, Redshirt, Pinch. Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Hispanic Panic, Infrared, Imperial DLX. Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Moonshine Sway, DMV, Entrinzic. Fri 1/17, 9:30 PM, Cover Gurl, Wookie Love. Sat 1/18, 11 PM, Mad Cobra with Rasta Kelly & Bunny Jackson. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Evenflow, Smalls. Sat 1/11, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/17, 10:30 PM, Toys. Sat 1/18, 10:30 PM, Infinity (Journey tribute). 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson. Sundays, 7 PM, Kate Loitz. Wed 1/15, 8 PM, Matt Davis, Colleen McHugh, Foiled Again Trio. 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 and Saturdays, DJs Ed Vantage & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, DJ 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. Fri 1/10, DJ Mike Miller spins music by Elvis. Sun 1/12, DJ Lexi. Mon 1/13, DJ Matt spins punk. Tue 1/14, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 1/15, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country & western. Thu 1/16, DJ Jen B. spins heavy rock. Sun 1/19, DJ Mike Zelenko. 773-472-2771.

DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sun 1/19, Six Strings & Vinyl. 312-421-6485.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Poi Dog Pondering (see Spot Check; sold out). Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Paybacks (see Spot Check), Gore Gore Girls (see Critic's Choice), Nice Device, Hot Machines. Tue 1/14, 9 PM, Autumn War, Trading Brains, Silicone Honey. Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Houston, Rollo Tomasi. Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Boot Camp Clik with Buckshot & Cocoa Brova Z, Das EFX. Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Kenny Brown, Old No. 8. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Karma Sutra, Deep, Funkadesi. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/10, Insomnia. Sat 1/11, Eleventh Hour. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/17, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 1/18, Hidden Agenda. 815-356-9980.

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 1/10, Dogs Undecided, Tom Chase Band. Sat 1/11, 8 PM, No Love Lost, 2nd Dimension, Howard Rapture, Dirty Looks, Chris Michaels, Paul Allodi, Jeff Smith (benefit for Palatine Charities). Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 1/17, Fabulous Janes, Kickin' Otis. Sat 1/18, Scheme, Yes Men. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Head On, F.O.S., Terminal Bliss. Sat 1/11, Bumpus. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 1/14, 9 PM, Electric, Braintree, Glam Dan & the Fancy Lad. Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Reforma, Jason Sarelas. Thu 1/16, 9:15 PM, Revolver, Disposable Pets. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, June's Arrival, Jet Set Cutie. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Lunch, Cycle Something, Family Groove Co. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Archer Prewitt (see Critic's Choice), Lonesome Organist, A-Set. Sat 1/11, Yum-Yum. Sun 1/12, 10 PM, "A Battle With Yoshimi: An Evening About and for the Flaming Lips" with Today's My Super Spaceout Day, DJ Dumb American. Mon 1/13, 10 PM, Interpol, Calla (see Spot Check). Thu 1/16, 10 PM, Living Things, Cougars, Emily Shrine. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Goblins, Witches, Patsys. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Seasonal Depression Social with Misty Martinez & the Novice, Foamula, the Doppelganger. Sun 1/19, 9 PM, live-band karaoke with the Hootenanners, Karaoke Dokies. 773-276-3600.

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.

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

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM; DJ Daddy Lester spins Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Fri 1/10, Indika. Sat 1/11, Dub Dis. Sun 1/12, Devon Brown. Wed 1/15 and Sat 1/18, Rasta Kelly. Thu 1/16, RSB. Sun 1/19, Indika. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. 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, 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. Fri 1/10, Jane Doe. Sat 1/11, Stolen Goods. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 1/16, Dave Tamkin. Fri 1/17, Velocity. Sat 1/18, Video Stars. 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, Michael 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 1/10, 6 PM, Family Tree, Prime, Seel, Nacrobats; 10 PM, live-band karaoke. Sat 1/11, MU330, Divide by Zero, Indecisives, Campsite 20. Sun 1/12, Piebald, the Ghost, My Chemical Romance, Choke. Tue 1/14, Siderunners, Plan A Project, Groodies. Wed 1/15, Chicago Sound (see Critic's Choice), Chalet Chalet, Crimson Sweet, Malade de Souci. Thu 1/16, 6 PM, Holden's Catch, Safety Net; 10 PM, Absorb, Mummers, Pod Blatz, Vertonen, Insect Deli. Fri 1/17, 6 PM, Jinxpack, Amazing Transparent Man, Much the Same, Starstruck; 10 PM, Murder in the Red Barn, No Funeral, Red Ink. Sat 1/18, 7000 Dying Rats, Pelican, No Doctors, He Who Corrupts, Lozenge, Ganon. Sun 1/19, "Flip the Hip-Hop Script" with D-Stage, Ill-De-Script, Mateo, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jonathan Chen, Farm Crew (benefit for P.A.N.G.: Producing Arts for a New Generation). 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Thu 1/16, 8 PM, Brian Anderson, Naomi Ashley, James McCandless (on the same program, three short films by Ron Lazzeretti). Fri 1/17, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Jack Straw. Sat 1/11, Cleaver. Fri 1/17, Vona. Sat 1/18, Free Beer. 847-821-1234.

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

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. 630-963-2739.

4-PLAY 3517 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Ritchie. 773-929-4000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 1/10, Hello Dave. Fri 1/17, Only Sons. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/10, Loaded. Sat 1/11, Shooting Blanks, Egnaro, Gone All Summer. Fri 1/17, Rotgut, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 1/18, Gravetones, Immaculate Deceptions. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jen Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/13, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/14, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/15, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Beckie Menzie. Thu 1/16, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/13, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/14, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/15, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/16, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4857 N. Damen: Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Jason & friends with Greg Read & Natalie Brown (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 312-915-0071.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/10, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chicago Catz. 773-395-0066.

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 at 10 PM. Fri 1/10, Stolie, Kristen Shout & Smoking Kitten, Chris Gilmartin. Sat 1/11, Pedal Steel Transmission, Quasar Wut Wut. Thursdays, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Fri 1/17, David Zollo, Puerto Muerto. Sat 1/18, Stephanie Rogers. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Karlos G., Deejay Cease & Jesse de la Pena spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. 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 with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 1/18, Chicago Catz. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Grinner, Chiral. Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Everyone, Watchers, Mahjonng, DJ Supreme Court (benefit for Voices in the Wilderness); 12:30 AM, DJ Tainted Love. Wed 1/15, 10 PM, Boas, Califone. Thu 1/16, 9:30 PM, Grandpa's Ghost, Curtis Eller, Stop & Listen Boys. Fri 1/17, 5:30 PM, HiHi Barbicane, Miss Alex White (no cover). Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Ancient Greeks, Nad Navillus, Tim Kinsella. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Tallulah, Ryan Rapsys. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/17, Chronic Itch, Smythe, F.E.L.T. Sat 1/18, Minus Zero, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/10, 9 PM, Soul Poetry Cafe hosted by discopoet Khari B. Tue 1/14, 9 PM, Galapagos4 (see Post No Bills) with Denizen Kane, Qwel, Qwazaar, DJ Meaty Ogre & Royce (18 & over). Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Hip-Hop Hoodios, Organic Mind Unit. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/11 and Sun 1/12, Sister Hazel, Von Ray (18 & over). Thu 1/16 and Fri 1/17, Teena Marie (see Critic's Choice). Sat 1/18, Jackopierce, Starch Martins (18 & over). Sun 1/19, 6:30 PM, Get Up Kids, Coheed & Cambria, Daniel Andriano (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/10, Gayle Ritt. Wed 1/15 and Sat 1/18, E-Mics. Fri 1/17, the Zone. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/10, Mark Harrod Project. Sat 1/11, Shaking Tree. Thu 1/16, Trippin' Billies. Fri 1/17, Karlye. Sat 1/18, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" open mike with backup singers and a band, hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

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 1/10, Rubber, Wicked Garden, Life Without, Modern Day Romeos (benefit for Children's Wish List). Sat 1/11, Catfight, Danger Kitty. Thu 1/16, Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 1/18, 17th Floor. 312-337-3486.

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

KNOCKOUTS 325 N. Jefferson: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kelly Williams. 312-648-0100.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Starrunner. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/10, 9 PM, Drury Brothers, Pat Brice, Pete Holmes perform at "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Twang Bang perform at "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. 773-348-5100.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 and soul. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-477-6513.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Resinators, Mushuganas, Manhandlers, Forgotten Four. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Talman Project, Soul Dust, Sober Dozi. Sun 1/12, 9 PM, Applecake, Joe DiZillo (no cover). Tue 1/14, 9 PM, Ghris Gilmartin (no cover). Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Blu Magoo, Voodoo Pilot (no cover). Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Tears, Mystery Girls, Powerknobs, Special Ed. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Blue Shade Witness, Malcolm Effect, Rockit Girl, Knuckleduster. Sun 1/19, 9 PM, Dexter, Wanderlust (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 1/11, 9 PM, 56 Hope Road, Seven Day Run. Wed 1/15, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Strangers in Dreams, Naked Oil Twister, Gold So Red. Fri 1/17, 10 PM,

Harmony Riley, Casey Mehan, Chauncey. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Otiel Burbridge & the Peacemakers, Free Space. Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Jeff Coffin Mu'tet. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/10, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Exo, Liftpoint, Simple Something (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics (18 & over). Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Tortoise, Sparklehorse (see Spot Check), Seconds (18 & over; sold out). Sun 1/12, 9 PM, Interpol, Calla (see Spot Check), the Race (sold out). Thu 1/16, 6:30 PM, Meqqa, Ivory White, Revis, Chinese Downhill (all-ages). Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, Tracer, American Cosmonaut, Sour Deluxe (18 & over). Sat 1/18, 11 PM, "Ice Ball" with DJ Earl Pleasure. Sun 1/19, 7:30 PM, Zwan (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/11, Original Rockin' Fenderskirts. Fri 1/17, Jack Straw. Sat 1/18, the Pack. 847-362-6688.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/11, 45s Deluxe. 847-259-9724.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. 773-631-1223.

MOXIE'S 3517 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Love in a Box (no cover). 773-935-6694.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/10, Death in Graceland, Stinky Pinkys, Functional Blackouts. Sat 1/11, Sosi, Damen Ranger. Sun 1/12, Peachead, Yellow House, Red Wigglers. Wed 1/15, karaoke hosted by Doctor Disco. Thu 1/16, Curt's Birthday, It's a Wise Child, Film & Circus Sound. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Future Rock, Free Basic. Tue 1/14, 11 PM, Rocket Pockets. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Wolcott, National Jet Set. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 1/11, 8 PM, "We Interrupt This War" showcase hosted by Anne-Marie Akin with Osmosis, Gregg & Tisa. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/16 with Tom Yore, Paul Lisicky). Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Guilty. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 1/10, Urban Funk Ordinance, Genral Patton & His Privates, D'z Nutz. Sundays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, DJ Form. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego. Wednesdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Form. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Hip-Hop Hoodios, Organic Mind Unit. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 1/10, 9:30 PM, Dumpstar, Hispanic Panic, Perve, Neon Black. Sat 1/11, 5 PM, Rigid, Dominion, Talage, Mental Image (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Sandbox Junkies, Boom Candle. Sun 1/12, 5 PM, Glych, Slavedrum, Emetic, NST, Cosgrove (all-ages). Fri 1/17, 9:30 PM, Seven Degrees From Center, Flathead Fillups, Pimps, Pinch. Sat 1/18, 5 PM, Blank Theory, Faceplant, Sunset Black, Gravelbone (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Monster Trux, Faceplant, Suckerpush, Life Without. Sun 1/19, 5 PM, Homage Sun, Lucius War Baby, Great Solar Stance, Animus, I Love Rich (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, My Sacrifice. 708-293-1837.

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 1/17, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 1/18, Mike & Joe. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/10, Semiprecious. Sat 1/11, DJ Gold "D." Wed 1/15, the Spring. Thu 1/16, Knockhopper. Fri 1/17, Son of Dad, Lucky Jackson. Sat 1/19, Naked Oil Twister. Sun 1/18, Jarod Bufe & friends. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/18, Paul & Eli, Fizzgig. Sun 1/19, El Salvador Dalai Llamas. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Barbeau, Sometimes Seven, Black Black Ocean. Sat 1/11, Sixtyeights, Millimeters Mercury, Starlister, Nada Om. Sun 1/12, Polymer, Sinister Quarter, Edmonton, Twinstar. Tue 1/14, Homage to Catalonia, Rhythm of the Black Lines, Burning Paris. Wed 1/15, 8 PM, Twat Vibe, Farm Crew. Thu 1/16, 8 PM, A Band Called Blower, Bang Bang, Violently Ill. Fri 1/17, Deals Gone Bad, the Itch. Sat 1/18, Phenoms, Bump 'n' Uglies, Expatriates, Big Spit. Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Silt, Secret Unknown, Malcolm Effect. 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 7006 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, open mike. 773-274-3239.

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. 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, 10 PM, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Chicago Kaminari Daiko. 312-492-6100.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/10, Arra. Sat 1/11, Festus Rage. Fri 1/17, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute), Born Against Time. Sat 1/18, American English (Beatles tribute). 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/10, 7:30 PM, Aluminum Group (see Spot Check), Bosco & Jorge (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Aluminum Group (see Spot Check), Cynthia Plaster Caster. Sat 1/11, 9:30 PM, J-200, John Kimler, Bikes Will Take Us, Megan Reilly. Sun 1/12, 9 PM, Parker & Lily, Children's Hour, Sin Ropas. Mon 1/13, 8 PM, Atari Star, Longitude, Industry (18 & over). Tue 1/14, 9 PM, Great Crusades, Southern Bitch (see Spot Check), Tux. Wed 1/15, 7 and 10 PM, Jason Mraz, Martina Sorbana (early all-ages show sold out). Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Assassins, Venue, DJ CB. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Lilys, Light FM, Saturday Nights. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Nadine. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Graham Colton, Georgia Avenue (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 1/12, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, and Thu 1/16, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-772-6656.

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: Sat 1/11, 8 PM, "First Mic Thrown" with Amen Rah, Kazi & Diggs, Mic Flo, Poetree. Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Celestial Static. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Earatik Statik, Rise & Shine, Profound, PACIFICS, Sun, DJs Doc West & Alo. In the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, DJs David Chavez &

Cazwell James spin Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/11, Big Creak. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Mer, Scottish McMillan, Dolly Varden. Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Don Conoscenti, Matt Russell. Sun 1/12, 7 PM, Laura Doherty, Mark McKay. Tue 1/14, 8 PM, Jim Pfitzer Band, Pete Schmidt. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase (1/15 with Curtis Eller, Ripley Caine, Shelley Miller). Thu 1/16, 8 PM, Terry Vittone, Guitar Duo Eclectico. Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Carmin Turco, Stuart Davis. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Jeffrey Altergott, Summer Chance, Yvonne Doll. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Andy Levin, Chicago Stick Duo, Wandering Endorphin. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/10, Stone Jones, Johnny Monaco. Sat 1/11 and Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. Tue 1/14, DJ Chops. Fri 1/17, Arnold Jackson, Leave. Sat 1/18, In Theory, Benjamin Lehl 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.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Music after 9 PM. Wed 1/15, Mindsight 20/20, Josh Holmes Band, Sweatergirl, AKA, Split Habit, Soulvasq. 312-266-2114.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, bands and DJs perform at a tribute to Joe Strummer and the Clash, with Old No. 8, Cedarcase, Cells, Delafields, Gary Stier, Wes Hollywood, Pat McDonald, Dry County, Smushies, Radio Hour, Rockin' Billy, Cathy Braaten, Phil Angotti, Fawn, Matt Suhar, Matt Weber & others. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier Band. Mondays, Starrunner. Tuesdays, Wayne Healy Band. 773-929-1300.

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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.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJs D Double & Artek spin reggae, hip-hop & soul. Sat 1/11, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Tue 1/14, DJs Sinjin, Ken Meier & Charles Adler spin techno. Wed 1/15, the Seminar with Universal Project, Flipside, Moodswing. Thu 1/16, Recess with Johnevolution, Tolgar & Marcel. Sat 1/18, DJ Splinter. 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.

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

BREATHE 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fri 1/10, DJ Scorpio, Chris Gin. Fri 1/17, DJ Fritz, Chris Gin. 773-528-3400.

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 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays, until 5 AM Saturdays. 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.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (upstairs). 773-276-3600.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Sundays, Spankie. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, Double J. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sun 1/19, DJ Tom McBride. 312-266-1944.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-549-0400.

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.

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.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos, Agent 47 & Marcel. 312-440-8841.

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. 773-230-3333.

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, DJs 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, DJs Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJs Rotten Milk & Bosco spin electronic, experimental, and IDM. 773-728-2663.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge. Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Teflan and DJ Low Key spin hip-hop and house. 312-957-0460.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

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 & bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin nightly in the Ghost Bar until 2 AM. 312-575-9900.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJs DVS & Billy the Kid spin Euro, progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Souljunkies.com hosts "Water" with DJ Kennedy Octane and guest DJs spinning deep global house, Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, tribal, and downtempo (upstairs in the Sky Lounge). 312-491-1931.

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 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, Nandy Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop, DJ Solange (in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Nandy Maxx, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin hip-hop and house. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Finesse, DJ Solange. 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. Fridays, (F)unktion DJs spin. 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 1/10, Colette, Devo. Sat 1/11, Rasoul, Marc Buxton. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs spin punk, ska, new wave, and reggae. Thu 1/16, LSE, Chris Widman, Warp, Anacron. Fri 1/17, Heather, Cesar Ramirez. Sat 1/18, Miles Maeda, DJ_S. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. Sat 1/11, Chris Widman, DJs Eric H & Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall & dub. 773-252-9700.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. 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, and J-Biz (1/11 with DJ Cache 22). Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy (no cover). 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 spin house, disco & and breaks (no cover). 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, DJs Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/10, John Curley, Naveen G, Johnny Chaos vs. Agent 47, Daniel Mnookin, DJ Jes, Sabeo, Janel Roland, Aaron Chase. Sat 1/11, Scumfrog, John Curley, Chris Walsh, Kyle Szmurlo, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 1/18, Saeed & Palash, Medicine 8, 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 Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Thursdays, DJs spin house, techno & electro. 312-440-3223.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ French Toast. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 1/10, H-Foundation with Halo & Hipp-E, Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 1/11, Paolo Mojo, Keith Lotta, Dmitry Lovebone, Boris the Blade, VDK, Tobias, PNS & Andre Harris. Fri 1/17, Eddie Armador, DJ Nique, 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

BRYAN BOWERS Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, gymnasium, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

BRIAN BORU: THE HIGH KING OF TARA features music composed by Maurice Lennon, with Dennis Cahill and members of the Academy of Irish Music. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

FAMILIAR FACES, KATHY FOLKERTS, SUSAN URBAN, NATURAL BOB HOLDSWORTH Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

GOLDEN HORSE RANCH SQUARE DANCE BAND Free concert and barn dance. Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Open End, 2000 W. Fulton, room 310. 312-738-2140.

TIM GRIMM SMALL BAND Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

IN THE DEEP HEART'S CORE with Kathy Cowan, Joseph Sobol, Tom Orf & Laura Risk. Sun 1/19, 3 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ISLA, BONNIE & TERRY OLDFIELD Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Park City. 847-949-5355.

BONNIE KOLOC BAND WITH HOWARD LEVY Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LINDA LUBELL Free concert. Tue 1/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PETER MULVEY Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

OSBORNE BROTHERS Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

RHYS' PIECES perform as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

JOHN SMITH Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Benefit for Shadowfax Theatre Company; comedian Tim Clue opens. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Little Theatre, 440 W. Aurora, Naperville. 630-548-4390.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

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. 630-830-7200.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 1/19, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 8 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 1/11, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 1/17, Paddy Go Easy. Sat 1/18, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 1/15, 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: Mon 1/13, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Tue 1/14, 8:30 PM, Liquor Pickers (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, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 9 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Twang Off. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/10, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole, Chris Bain, Jackie Moran. Mon 1/13, 9 PM, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 1/16, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/10, 9 PM, John Williams & Tony Lutzkanov. Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Band. 847-869-0450.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 1/18, 7 PM, Al Stewart. 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 1/10, John Hasbrouck. Fri 1/17, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CEPHAS & WIGGINS, ERIC NODEN See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/11, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOE FILISKO & STEVE CUSHING perform and host a discussion about Piedmont Blues. Sat 1/11, 5:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MEISHA HERRON Free concert. Wed 1/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS, WHISPERS Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

RHYTHM ROCKETS All-ages. Fri 1/10 and Fri 1/17, 9 PM (with swing dance lessons at 8 PM), Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BAND Free admission. Fri 1/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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 1/10, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. Fri 1/17, 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. 773-734-0491.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Fri 1/10, Four Charms. Sat 1/11, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/14, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wed 1/15, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson.

Tue 1/14, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Lindsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Ernie Peniston Band with Big Time Sarah. Sat 1/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/12, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Blues Crew with Al Harris. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Chi West Band. Sundays, 7 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. Tuesdays, 8 PM, blues jam with Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 8 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Chi West Band. Sat 1/18, Blues Crew with Al Harris, Harmonica Khan, Chi West Band. 847-724-7171.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/10, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy (sold out). Sat 1/11, Buddy Guy, Cafe R&B (sold out). Sun 1/12, Buddy Guy, Nick Moss. Thu 1/16, Buddy Guy, Wayne Baker Brooks. Fri 1/17, Buddy Guy, John Primer (sold out). Sat 1/18, Buddy Guy, Kenny Brown (sold out). Sun 1/19, Buddy Guy, Larry McCray. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/17, Ken Saydak Trio. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Nellie Travis. 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.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/10, Cafe R&B. Sat 1/11, Charlie Love. Fri 1/17, Carl Weathersby. Sat 1/18, Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang. 630-513-0074.

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.

DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sun 1/12, Chester McSwain. 312-421-6485.

ELI'S 215 E. Chicago: Thu 1/16, 7 PM, Hal Roach (no cover). 312-642-1393.

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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Big Jack Johnson, Willie Kent. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/11, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Sat 1/18, 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.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Sundays, 8 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/11, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Music at 10 PM. Fridays and Sat 1/18, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/11, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander Band. Tue 1/14, 8:30 PM, Jimbo Delta (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Blues on the 88s. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/10, Chicago Redhots. Sat 1/11, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/14, Blue Rubies. Wed 1/15, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 1/16, Joe Moss Band. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 8 AM-noon, gospel brunch. 773-684-8665.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Eddie Shaw. Sundays, Charlie Love, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 1/16 through Sat 1/18, Larry McCray. 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: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Transmission. Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/10, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-362-6688.

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

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/11, Madman Blues Band. 773-279-9300.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Rockin' Johnny Band. Thu 1/16, Steve Ditzell. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Rhythm City. 815-477-0340.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 1/16, Vini & the Demons. 773-276-9730.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-640-1000.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/10, Eddy Clearwater, Sandra Hall. Sat 1/11, Eddy Clearwater, Carl Weathersby. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/15, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson (no cover). Thu 1/16, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express (no cover). Fri 1/17, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 1/18, Jimmy Burns. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/10, Sat 1/11, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 1/15, Sharon Lewis. Thu 1/16, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band (1/18 with Eddie Taylor Jr.). 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Tue 1/14, Dave Specter. Thu 1/16, Grana Louise. Sun 1/19, John Kattke. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/10, Maurice John Vaughn. Fri 1/17, Dave Specter. 847-517-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sat 1/18 and Sun 1/19, 11 AM-2 PM, Greg Pasenko Duo. Music at 7 PM weeknights in the 96th Floor Lounge: Tue 1/14, Professor John. Wed 1/15, Greg Pasenko. 312-787-9596.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/10, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. Sat 1/11, Chicago Express. Fri 1/17, Pat Smillie. Sat 1/18, Liz Mandville Greeson. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/10, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 1/16, 3:30 PM, Neil Rose. 312-441-9334.

TAILGATE BILL'S PUB 10240 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-499-0022.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Rockin' Johnny Band. 815-337-3663.

WIDOW McCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 5 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

jazz

concerts

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND performs music by Frank Sinatra and the Benny Goodman Band. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

OSCAR BROWN JR. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-221-6566.

LESLEY BYERS & THE JAZZ CATS Free concert. Tue 1/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ORBERT DAVIS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/17, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Fri 1/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DONALD HARRISON QUINTET WITH THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS, KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BARBECUE SWINGERS Fri 1/17, 8 PM (preceded by a discussion with Donald Harrison at 6:30 PM in Buntrock Hall), Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS JAZZ ENSEMBLES with Mark Colby & Frank Portolese. Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-926-9898.

BOB MOREEN Free concert. Fri 1/17, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SPYRO GYRA Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

SUENOS Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Barrington Public Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. 847-382-1300.

KENT WEHMAN & FRIENDS Proceeds benefit the restoration of Park Ridge Community Church. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

FRANK WINKLER TRIO Fri 1/10, noon, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/10, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Rob Amster; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & Blues Show. Sat 1/11, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 1/15, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 1/16, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 1/17, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Art Davis, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & Blues Show. Sat 1/18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/10 through Wed 1/15, Detour. Thu 1/16 through Sun 1/19, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 1/10, Ester Hana & Company. Sat 1/11, Frank D'Rone. Sat 1/18, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Green. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. 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 1/15, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

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

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

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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 1/11, Mr. Ali. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Ray Silkman. 312-421-6485.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 1/14, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/15, 9:30 PM, Dave Rempis Group. 773-276-3600.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/12, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 1/15, 6 PM, Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band. Sun 1/19, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. 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 at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Thu 1/16, 7:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 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 1/13, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, pianist Scott Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 1/12, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Tue 1/14, 6 PM, Dennis Luxion Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 1/16, 6 PM, Esteban Schinkman Trio (no cover). Fri 1/17, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 1/18, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/10, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Vandermark 5; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Vandermark 5; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/12, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group with Aram Shelton, Dave Rempis, Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Jason Roebke & Tim Daisy; 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with Futz; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 1/13, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 1/15, 9 PM, Jim Gailloreto Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/17, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Jeff Newell New-Trad Octet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Ted Hogarth Group. Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 1/12, 4 PM, Sunday Songs hosted by Lucy Smith, with JoAnn Daugherty; 7:30 PM, Life in Review Jazz Band performs at the Poetry Competition Explosion II. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Thu 1/16, 8 PM, Paul Wertico Trio, Andreas Kapsalis Quartet (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin with Mike Reed & Karl E. H. Seigfried. 773-486-4093.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr & Tim Davis. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 1/12, Mike Raynor Group. Sun 1/19, Triage. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 1/10, 9 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 1/10 through Sun 1/12, Larry Coryell Trio (see Critic's Choice). Thu 1/16, Orbert Davis Sextet, Jeff Newell, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 1/17, Tropicale, Rita Duarte, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Jose Valdes. Sat 1/18, Joanie Pallatto, Sparrow & the Machine Band, Marshall Vente's Project 9 with Billy Harper. Sun 1/19, 4 PM, Judy Roberts Quartet with Greg Fishman, Marshall Vente's Project 9 with Billy Harper. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Saturdays, Pettis Pace & friends, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. Sundays, 1 PM, jazz jam session. 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 1/10, 9:30 PM, Zach Brock Trio. Sat 1/11, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. 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 Schlick. Fri 1/17, 6:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Quartet. Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Carl Leukaufe Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Sundays, 6-9 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-667-3130.

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

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Sundays and Mondays, Lynette Stawling. Tuesdays, Sami Scott. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

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. 630-573-1010.

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, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 1/10, 9 PM, and Sat 1/11, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 1/15, 7 PM, Jade. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Taylor Brothers. 708-366-8073.

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

MULLIGAN'S CAFE 7644 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with Neshama (1/11 with June Gearon). 773-743-7855.

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 (1/12, David Boykin Trio; 1/19, Taku Akiyama Trio). 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. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. 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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Fareed Haque Quintet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Dave Onderdonk Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fri 1/10, 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. Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 1/12, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Treehouse Project Quintet. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/10, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Roderick Harper Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 1/14, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 1/15, Alison Ruble Trio. Thu 1/16, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 1/17, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Al Green/Othello Anderson Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/11, Redd Holt Trio. Tue 1/14, Matt Federman. Wed 1/15, Dave Flippo Duo. Sat 1/18, Rick Shandling Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 1/14, Carl Leukaufe/Grant Strombeck/Dan Shapera/Brian O'Hern. 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; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. Sat 1/11, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson Duo. Sun 1/12, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. Music at 7 PM weeknights in the 96th Floor Lounge: Sun 1/12, Joann Daugherty Duo. Mon 1/13, Bill Peterson Duo. Thu 1/16, Dennis Luxion. Sun 1/19, Brad Williams Duo. 312-787-9596.

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.

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

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

THE STUDIO 8717 Lincoln, Morton Grove: Fridays, 8 PM, Gina Gibson Trio. 847-965-1962.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein 6-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

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.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Sat 1/11, 11 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-665-4410.

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.

VALLEY LODGE 906 Diamond Lake, Mundelein: Fridays, 8 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-281-8800.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/10, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 1/11, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thursdays, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band. 312-791-9050.

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

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

international

concerts

BONGA Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CUBE presents a program of klezmer music (Morehead, Levinson, Wolpe), with violinist Alex Koffman and cantor Deborah Bard. Sun 1/19, 4 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 312-554-1133.

DAVID GOMEZ performs music by Astor Piazzolla; free admission. Thu 1/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PACO PENA performs guitar solos and duets followed by a performance with his Flamenco Dance Company. Wed 1/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Thursdays through Sundays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue as part of "Tropical Thursdays" hosted by Orlaida Colon, with live bands and dance lessons by Milly. 312-266-1944.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Grupo Okokan. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

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

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.

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 1/18, 8 PM, Saful Rumba performs African, Brazilian, and Caribbean music. 773-506-9601.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, La Nueva Trova with Ramon Badillo. 312-421-8164.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 1/16, 9 PM, Havana. 312-492-6100.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs El Guapo & Mercurio 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

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD piano (Messiaen). Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ARS ANTIGUA performs Domenico Sarri's La furba e lo sciocco in a free concert. Sat 1/11, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

ROBERT BATES organ (Bach, Correa de Arauxo, PŠrt, Bates). Sun 1/12, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

BETTY HAAG ACADEMY OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY in a concert by children (Bach, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn). Sat 1/18 and Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

BLAKE BRASCH, DAVID CUNLIFFE, LAURIEN LAUFMAN, AND NINA WALLENBERG cello quartet, in a free concert (Joplin, Sousa, Barber, Gershwin). Mon 1/13, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

PAMELA BUBLITZ-SNIDER violin and viola, with pianist Shirley Grudzien (Brahms, Bach, Hindemith, Telemann). Benefit for Leslee Stevenson-Tejada medical expenses. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan. 630-327-1116.

STEPHEN BURNAMAN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Chopin, Haydn, Beach). Free admission. Wed 1/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE EMPORDA Free concert (De Falla, Serra, Monsalvatge, Turina, Toldra). Fri 1/17, 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE with soprano Sharon Quattrin, clarinetist Wagner Campos, pianist Gerald Rizzer, and violinist Kevin Case (Hovhaness, Maggio, Brahms, Schubert, Debussy). Sun 1/19, 5 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA with violinist Albert Igolnikov, cellist Richard Hirschl, clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, hornist Daniel Gingrich, percussionists James Ross and Vadim Karpinos, and pianist Easley Blackwood (Ives, Shapey, Brahms, Bartok). Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/10, 8 PM, and Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Antonio Pappano, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Sibelius). Thu 1/16, 8 PM, Fri 1/17, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Charles Dutoit, conductor, with pianist Martha Argerich (Berlioz, Prokofiev). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Free admission. Sat 1/11 and Sat 1/18, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with pipa soloist Yang Wei and erhu soloist Betty Xiang in a program of Chinese and Western composers (Sheng, Ravel, and others). Sun 1/12, 4 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, with Julia Bentley, Eighth Blackbird, and others (Lerdahl, Leef, Ali-Zadeh, Benjamin). Sun 1/19, 5 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

EL CORO DE CANTO GREGORIANO, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta and Randi von Ellefson, conductors (Victoria). Free concert. Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

CUBE presents a program of klezmer music (Morehead, Levinson, Wolpe), with violinist Alex Koffman and cantor Deborah Bard. Sun 1/19, 4 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 312-554-1133.

STANLEY DAVIS AND FRANK WINKLER clarinet and piano, in a free concert (Bernstein, Wilder, and others). Wed 1/15, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti (Vizzutti, Verdi, Bizet). Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, and Sun 1/19, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a family concert. Sat 1/11, 11 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Eckerling, conductor, with pianist Christopher Weldon (Respighi, Brahms, Rachmaninoff). Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FORCES OF VIRTUE ENSEMBLE AND CHOIR presents "Music of War and Peace From the Renaissance" (des Pres) with soloist Najib Bahri. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 1/19, 2:30 PM, St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 773-454-4584.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/10, 12:10 PM, flutist Katrina Walter (Saint-Saens, Taktakishvili, Copland, Rimsky-Korsakov). Fri 1/17, 12:10 PM, organist Jason Alden (Mathias, Bach, Buxtehude, Franck). 312-787-4570.

NORMA GENTILE soprano, sings music of Hildegard von Bingen. Sun 1/12, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

JAMES GILES piano, with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro and cellist Marina Hoover (Barber, Shostakovich). Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with cellist Ani Aznavoorian (Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Elgar). Sun 1/12, 3:30 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-920-9569.

DAVID GOMEZ performs music by Astor Piazzolla; free admission. Thu 1/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/19, 2-6 PM, new-music concert featuring compositions by George Flynn and others. 773-878-5552.

HARWOOD EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of music from the Italian Renaissance. Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-443-3680.

ANDREA HOLLIDAY soprano, and Thomas Wikman, piano, in a free recital. Thu 1/16, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

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, conductor, with cellist Emily Mantell, soprano Marie Michuda, and violinist Melissa White (Chabrier, Villa-Lobos, Bragato, Gershwin, Saint-Saens, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with the Chicago Master Singers Chorale in a program of American composers (Hansen, Rodgers, Harris, Bernstein). Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, McHENRY COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY Russell Vinick, conductor, with soprano Sheryl Veal (Bizet, Villa-Lobos, Brahms). Sun 1/19, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/11, Tue 1/14, and Fri 1/17, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson (Massenet, Tha•s). Sat 1/18, 7 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Alexandra von der Weth, tenor Frank Lopardo, and baritone Roberto Frontali (Verdi, La traviata). 312-332-2244.

KATARZYNA MARZEC piano (Bach, Scriabin, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff). Sun 1/19, 4 PM, private residence (call for location), Evanston. 773-442-4978.

PATRICE MICHAELS, LYON LEIFER, MICHAEL BAHMANN, AND CRAIG TROMPETER soprano, flute, harpsichord, and cello (Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, and others). Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th. 773-442-4978.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor and harpsichord, with countertenor Daniel Taylor (Handel, Bach). Sun 1/12, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with pianist Alibek Alpiev (Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Rachmaninoff). Sun 1/19, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:30 PM), Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston: See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/10, 7:30 PM, oboist Scott Hostetler, clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom, bassoonist Robert Barris, French hornist Gail Williams, violinist Mathias Tacke, violist Richard Young, cellist Marc Johnson, and pianists Ursula Oppens and Andrea Swan (Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 1/12, 7:30 PM, violinists Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony, and Blair Milton, violists Baird Dodge and Lawrence Neuman, cellist Stephen Balderston, and pianist Andrea Swan (Beethoven, Prokofiev, Brahms). Fri 1/17, 7:30 PM, narrators Sherrill Milnes and & Maria Zouvesit, flutist Richard Graef, oboists Jelena Dirks and Michael Henoch, clarinetists Russell Dagon and Sean McNeely, bass clarinetist and basset hornist J. Lawrie Bloom, basset hornist Sunshine Simmons, saxophonist Frederick Hemke, bassoonists William Buchman and Dennis Michel, trumpeter Charles Geyer, French hornists Oto Carrillo, Daniel Gingrich, James Smelser, and Gail Williams, percussionist Michael Burritt, cellist Richard Hirschl, and double bassist Michael Hovnanian (Walton, Mozart). Sun 1/19, 7:30 PM, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman, violinist Blair Milton, violists Lawrence Neuman & Yukiko Ogura, cellists Amanda Forsyth and John Sharp, and pianist Milana Pavchinskaya (Schubert, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). 847-467-4000.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor (Biebl, Wagner, Tindley, and others). Sun 1/19, 4 PM, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-383-4742.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, with tenors Jay Morrissey and Warren Moulton. Mon 1/13, 12:15 PM (free admission), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Sat 1/18, 3 PM, and Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515 or 847-831-2938.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Wu Han (Mendelssohn, Brahms). Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 1/11 and Sat 1/18, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC CONCERTO COMPETITION features members of the Protege Philharmonic competing to solo with the orchestra. Sun 1/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis and Mahjabeen Karim conduct a free concert. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with pianist Sebastian Huydts and violist Richard Young (Bach, Huydts, Mozart). Sun 1/19, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-929-7277.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, AND ELAINE FELDER violin, cello, and piano (Schonfield), and soprano Susan Charles (Gershwin, Copland), in a free concert. Fri 1/17, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with the Downers Grove Choral Society and vocal soloists (Mozart, Brahms). Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, in a program of African-American spirituals, Broadway selections, and music by Aaron Copland. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

MARK VALENTI piano (Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Debussy). Sun 1/12, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200. Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Old Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire. 847-634-3650.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder conducts a benefit concert (Mozart). Sun 1/19, 7 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 122 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

STEVEN WENTE organ. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO ACCORDION CLUB Free in-store performance. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CHICAGO CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOLS Free concert by vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles from eleven local schools. Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630

KIDS FARE: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHAMBER MUSIC Children's program in conjunction with the Northwestern University Winter Chamber Music Festival. Sat 1/18, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/10, Cook County Jazz Commission. Tue 1/14, Chicago Board of Education All-City High School Jazz Band. Wed 1/15, Broadway Bound, Dance Company. Fri 1/17, students from Curie High School perform in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. 312-346-3278.

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