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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute. Sat 2/1, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

DEVENDRA BANHART Free in-store performance. See Spot Check. Fri 1/31, 3:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 22nd annual awards ceremony with performances by Von Freeman, Eddy Clearwater, Bandoleros, Vi3, Carl Wright, FZ4, Strong, Gizze, Masque, and others. Sat 2/8, 8 PM (with reception at 7 PM), Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

STEVE EDWARDS ORCHESTRA performs at the Groundhog Gala. Sat 2/1, 7 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-327-1113.

NEIL FINN, RHETT MILLER 18 & over; sold out. See Critic's Choice. Wed 2/5, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

FUNKADESI Sat 2/8, 4 PM (children's concert) and 7 PM (all-ages), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DAVID GRAY Fri 2/7, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL See Critic's Choice. Wed 2/5, 8 PM (pre-performance supper at 6:15 PM), the Club, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

INDIGO GIRLS, NEKO CASE Sold out. Thu 2/6, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Thu 2/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JR & THE MUDCATS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JULIANA THEORY Free in-store performance. Tue 2/4, 4:30 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

RUSS LONG Free piano concert. Fri 1/31, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

LUCID APPLE OPEN MIKE hosted by David Crawford. Wed 2/5, 8 PM (sign-up at 7:30 PM), Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

NERISSA & KATRYNA NIELDS, DAVE SILLS Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, BERZERKER All-ages. Fri 1/31, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ABE QUIGLEY Free in-store performance. Sun 2/9, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

SPIES WHO SURF, DJ JUST JOEL perform at the Spy Ball. Sat 2/1, 8 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LINDA TILLERY & THE CULTURAL HERITAGE CHOIR Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEPH TURNER Free concert. Fri 1/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BEN VEREEN Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, Jerry Goodman, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Impossible Recording Machine, Bicycle Tricycle, Twilight Babies. Thu 2/6, 9 PM, and Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Luna, Slumber Party (18 & over). Sat 2/8, 10 PM, KPOWW, the Clap, Pilot Scott Tracy, Royal We. 773-478-4408.

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 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Saturdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. Sundays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Polkaholics (see Post No Bills). 773-582-9706.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi & Don Maloney. Sat 2/8, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. 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 1/31, Gaza Strippers, Last Vegas, White Outs. Sat 2/1, Lucero, Steepwater Band, Siderunners. Sun 2/2, Dream in Color, Sarah B & the Gist, Joan Anderson. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/4, "Chick Singer Night" with Beth Lane, Karyn Kapsa, Phyllis Renee Marconi. Wed 2/5, Envoys. Thu 2/6, Cougars, Twinhaters. Fri 2/7, Whiskey Kitchen, Chlorine, Hillbilly Winos. Sat 2/8, Tux, Majors Junction, Peel, Cameron McGill. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Smythe, Sleepers, Plods. Sat 2/1, June's Arrival, Radio Hour, Second Hand Poets. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Thu 2/6, Saddest Member of Your Family, Mike Przygoda, Half-Mad Poet. Fri 2/7, Neotribe, Dumpstar, Digital Manipulation. Sat 2/8, Trading Brains, Unique Chique, Aerosol Halo. 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Turnerjoy, American Cosmonaut, Office, National Jet Set. Sat 2/1, Differents, Kiss 'n' Ride, Carbonfour (18 & over). Sun 2/2, Stage Fright: "Barely Regal." Thu 2/6, A New January, Glitch, the Typewriter. Fri 2/7, Amazing Kill-o-Watts, Rock Star Club, Team Rockit, Reactavox. Sat 2/8, 6 PM, Garden of Dreams, Shadow Tribe, Rachel's Surrender (all-ages); 10 PM, Go Novas, Plura, the Motion. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Bill Dickens 7-String Band. Sat 2/1, Big Tasty. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 2/7, Raq. Sat 2/8, Lotus. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 1/31, 7 PM, Gypsy (no cover). Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Tim Nolan (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). Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Gayle Ritt & Thirteen Flowers. Sun 2/2, Ugly Side Up, Malleable Tet. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/31, John Geis. Sat 2/1, Half a Dozen. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Fri 2/7, Jake & the Moneymakers. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/1, Phenoms, Sonnets, Shakes. Sat 2/8, Avocet, Satellite 66, Archeology. 312-922-6392.

CARIBOU COFFEE 1647 Algonguin, Rolling Meadows: Cafe with music at 8 PM. Sat 2/8, Sweet Logic. 847-734-1007.

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

CIGS 366 Northwest Hwy., Cary: Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-516-8585.

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. Fri 1/31, Three Minute Mile, Rain Gods, First Name Basis. Sat 2/1, Family of Souls, Babaganoo, Family of Groove Company. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 2/7, Pala & Squai. Sat 2/8, Dirtbox Racers, Redneck Exorcists, Southside Orphans. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 2/1, Sold Out. Sat 2/8, Moods. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, Seven Day Run, 56 Hope Road. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Simmering. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 2/6, 9:30 PM, Raine, Jocyle Baker & Paul Farahvar. Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews Band tribute). Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Statik. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/31, Bumpus. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/7, Mike & Joe. Sat 2/8, Maggie Speaks. 847-541-4700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/3, 10 PM-2 AM, A Grape Dope, DJ Rob Hamilton, DJ Ray_Rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson; 10:30 PM, Matt Davis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers performs "Pop Psychology." Sundays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert performs "The Night Life." Mon 2/3, 8 PM, Jeffrey Cooke performs "Objects in Mirror . . . Are Closer Than They Appear." Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Tricia Grennan with George Howe. Thu 2/6, 8 PM, Greta Pope. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Grant Robbin performs "The Palette of My Life"; 10:30 PM, Tricia Grennan with George Howe. Sat 2/8, 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson performs "Hot Flashes on the Road to Spandex." In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Daryl Nitz with 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. Sun 2/2, Sol Reys, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 2/3, DJ Mark spins punk. Tue 2/4, DJ Scot spin metal. Wed 2/5, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western. Thu 2/6, DJs John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Marshall Crenshaw & His Two or Three Friends, Danny Black. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Dolly Varden. Tue 2/4, 9 PM, Winter, Omega Men, Stripped for Parts. Wed 2/5, 10 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Modey Lemon, Phenoms. Thu 2/6, 10 PM, Intelligent Dennis, Goldstars, Noble Spirits, Returnables. Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Long Beach Short Bus, Monster Trux. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Giant Step, 12 Rods, Phistine Verona. Sun 2/9, 9 PM, Pissbucket, the Lust, Last Vegas, American Cosmonaut, Lucius Warbaby, Dummy, Saraphine, Odd Trio, DJ VNLO. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Revo. Sat 2/1, Core. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/7, Mr. Myers. Sat 2/8, Sofa King. 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 1/31, Underwater People, Liquid. Sat 2/1, Phix, Groovatron. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 2/7, Quantum Leep. Sat 2/8, Infinity. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/31, 9 PM, Anatomic, Huxter, Mile One, Matt Russell. Sat 2/1, Fly Williams, Entrinzic, Kevin O'Brien. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Twinemen (see Spot Check). Mon 2/3, Blue Nova. Tue 2/4, University, Barajas, Maurice & the Cheeks. Wed 2/5, Two Ton Levy, Lindsie Reitz. Thu 2/6, Love Hammers, Pinch. Sat 2/7, Punsapaya, Drawing a Blank, Changes. Sat 2/8, New High Low, Over Easy. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Bill Mallonee, 41 Rivers. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Crush Kill Destroy, Lying in States, Mezzanine-C14. Sun 2/2, 9:30 PM, Verbena, Douglass Kings, Light FM. Mon 2/3, 9:30 PM, Gaberdine, Mike Walker, Starlister. Thu 2/6, 9:30 PM, Means, Soledad Brothers, Blackouts. Fri 2/7, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, People of the North with Kid Million & Fat Bobby, Check Engine. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Racebannon, Songs: Ohia, Swearing at Motorists, Scout Niblett, Impossible Shapes. 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 1/31 and Sun 2/2, Dub Dis. Sat 2/1 and Wed 2/5, Indika. Thu 2/6, RSB. 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, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/31, Deja Vu. Sat 2/1, Four Man Band. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 2/6, Michael Rodio. Fri 2/7, Brother Willis. Sat 2/8, Forecast. 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, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 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 1/31, Arrivals (see Spot Check), Methadones, Mexican Cheerleader, Matics. Sat 2/1, 5 PM, GC5, Shattered Angel, Rules of Attraction, Anarchy Ass; 9 PM, Monster Trux, Phantom Three, Vacation Bible School, Tension Wire. Sun 2/2, Coheed & Cambria, One Line Drawing, Hopesfall, Codeseven. Tue 2/4, Chalet Chalet, Slowride, Mike Walker. Wed 2/5, 6 PM, A Static Lullaby, the Rise, Saduharu, Afterproject; 10 PM, Reptilica, 36 Invisibles, Shed Shot. Thu 2/6, Life at Sea, Division, Moped Band. Fri 2/7, 6 PM, God's Reflex, Atari Star, Knuckleduster; 10 PM, Creepy D, Quatre Tete, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 2/8, 5 PM, Glasseater, Beautiful Mistake, Northstar, Divide by Zero; 10 PM, Re: Rec, Viza-Noir, Ring Cicada. Sun 2/9, Bangs, Dishes, Rockit Girl, Tyrades. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. Sat 2/1, Rico, Mark Erelli. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, 10 PM, the Dudes. 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 1/31, Shards. Sat 2/1, Mint. Fri 2/7, Cornmeal. Sat 2/8, Bryter. 847-821-1234.

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. Fri 1/31, Biff & the Waybacks. 630-963-2739.

FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL 2060 N. Cleveland: Saturdays, 9 PM, Chico. 773-935-2060.

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 1/31, dueling pianos. Fri 2/7, Lazy Maybes. 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 1/31, Babykage, Heavy Mental. Sat 2/1, Talman Project, Stone City Band, Tracking Sasquatch. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 2/7, Sunspots, Vona. Sat 2/8, Genral Patton & His Privates, Egnaro. 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. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/31, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

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

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/1, Shaffer Street. Sat 2/8, Risk! 630-833-3534.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Gin Palace Jesters. 773-549-9624.

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: Saturdays, 9 PM, band showcase. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-657-6023.

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 1/31, Anne Harris, Style. Sat 2/1, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Trouble With Sweeney. Thu 2/6, 9 PM, Buddy Revelles, Jimmy's Comet, Transition. Sat 2/8, Stag Party, Wanamaker, Bizarro. 773-472-5139.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 2/1, 8 PM-midnight, DJs Tucci & Kenny Dread spin trance with vocalist Carla. 773-327-8459.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN COVE 5338 N. Lincoln: DJs spin and host karaoke nightly after 10 PM. 773-275-6711.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/31, 5:30 PM, HiHi Barbicane, Miss Alex White (no cover); 10 PM, Entrance, Devendra Banhart (see Spot Check), Children's Hour (see Spot Check), Brendon Massei. Sat 2/1, 9:30 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Central Falls, Tim Kinsellas; 12:30 AM, DJ Woodsy-Thee-Owl. Wed 2/5, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Dakota Dakota, Welcome to Ashley, Cordy, Pet Lover. Thu 2/6, 9:30 PM, Eric Roth, Pistol Whipped. Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Blanche, Paulina Hollers. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Farm Crew, Logic of Elliot, DJ Mad Adams; 1 AM, DJ Pants. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/31, Speargrass, Willamena. Sat 2/1, Boda, Stone Puppet. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 2/6, Citizens, Electricon. Fri 2/7, Flapjacks, Somewhere in Between. Sat 2/8, Little Sister, Super Deluxe. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's 2002 Revue with Andrew Bird, Shu Shubat, Colin Bunn, Quality Six with Kelly Hogan. Tue 2/4, 9 PM, Family Tree, Daily Planet. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, Cathy Braaten. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Phix, Stone Samadhi (18 & over). Sat 2/1, Buddha's Belly, Future Rock, Chinchilla Fury, Ted Wulfers & Beggars's Bridge (18 & over). Thu 2/6, 6:30 PM, Home Grown, Riddlin' Kids, All-American Rejects, Wakefield (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Memphis Wolf. Fri 2/7, Mark Harrod Project. Sat 2/8, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 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.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Wednesdays, neo-soul and poetry open mike hosted by Kwana Knight. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Mr. Blotto, Wayne Healy Band, Arthur Lee. Sat 2/1, Mix Master Mike, Penelope Tuesdae, DJs Jesse de la Pena, John Curley & Nosmo, DJ Finesse. Thu 2/6, Mad Cow, Seven Deep, Chuck's Good Eye. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Hairbanger's Ball (Fri 2/7 with Triangle Green). Sun 2/9, KRS-One, PACIFICS, All Natural, Usual Suspectz, DJs AM/PM, Mary Jane & 33-1/3. 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, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-665-1110.

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

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase (1/31 with Tom Agna, Plunging Necklines, Sven Wechsler). 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. Saturdays, DJ Structure. 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.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/1, 7 and 10 PM, benefit for Curious Theatre Branch hosted by Ira Glass with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Jenny Magnus, Beau O'Reilly, Michael Zerang, Greg Allen, and others. 773-327-6666.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Decibators, Mystery Girls, Afflictions, Negligents. Sat 2/1, Van Go, Sara Hollister Band, Freefall. Sun 2/2, Olupus. Tue 2/4, Blenders. Wed 2/5, Chris Long, Foibles. 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: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Joseph Arthur. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Roscoe Plush, Radio Flyers, Silver Atlas. Tue 2/4, 9 PM, Jack Straw, Vince Welnick, Speargrass. Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Tributosaurus: Pink Floyd. Thu 2/6, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree. Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Cedarcase, Yes Men. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Sin Ropas, Ryan Rapsys. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Frank & Dave. Sat 2/1, Desi Brothers. 630-941-7100.

MEMORIES 4358 N. Cicero: Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Burbanks, Squared Off. 773-286-8640.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 2/1, 9 PM, the Anniversary, Grand Champeen, Mike Felumlee, T.K. Webb (18 & over). Sun 2/2, 6:30 PM, Overtone, Milkplow, Extra Credit Assignment, Sleepaway Camp (all-ages). Tue 2/4, 6:30 PM, Juliana Theory, Something Corporate, Vendetta Red, Fiction Plane (sold out). Wed 2/5, 9 PM, Rasputina (18 & over). Thu 2/6, 6:30 PM, Allister, August Premier, Motion City Soundtrack, Spitalfield (all-ages). Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Rainer Maria, Mates of State, the Reputation, Owen (18 & over). Sat 2/8, 6:30 PM, Swidden, Ditchwater, Jettared, F.O.S. (all-ages). Sun 2/9, 6:30 PM, Fallout Boy, 504 Plan, Much the Same, Jinxpack (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Lincoln Logs. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Fellers. Sat 2/1, Beauregards. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 2/8, Acoustic Mayhem. 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.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/8, Dave Andersen & the I-Lites. 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Powerknobs, Steve Gattermeyer Band, Arena Venus, Low Profile. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Mark Cleveland Band, Big Sky String Band. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Vortis, Super 8 Cumshot, the Girls. Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Paper Airplane Pilots, Hop on Pop, Dry County. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Brian Vander Ark; Phil Angotti & the Idea (late set). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/6 with Dylan Rice, Sven Soderburg). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 1/31, Schfvilkus. Sat 2/1, Slackers. Sundays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, DJ Form. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Pena. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego, Larry Millah. Fri 2/7, Mighty Fine Machine, Head On, Gelheads. Sat 2/8, Brian Frazee. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, Sumhate, Shadowz Edge, Foundre, Ravensthorn. Sat 2/1, 5 PM, Infrared, Empty Set, Low Chain, Committed (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sun 2/2, 5 PM, Moment of Clarity, Panic 12:52, Shiver, Numb, Aedes (all-ages). Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Citizens, Quick Change, Critical Bill, Inflicted. Sat 2/8, 5 PM, 7 Degrees From Center, Chinese Downhill, Tremulus, Second Seed (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Destrophy, Triphazard, Crimson Tyde, Autumn War. Sun 2/9, 5 PM, Knockhopper, Pete Berwick, Triptych, Klepto, Scandelle Us (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley (tribute to Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Tom Jones & others; no cover). Fri 1/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-629-2940.

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 1/31, Generations. Thu 2/6, Jack Straw. Fri 2/7, Fixate, Pelao, Mark Hughy. Sat 2/8, Celestial Static, Emperian, Epicural. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/31, Creepy D. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 2/5, Spchial Ed. Thu 2/6, Another Nite. Fri 2/7, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Firetrucs, Rudy. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Thu 2/6, Battle of the Monster Drunks (no cover). Sat 2/8, Wendy DeBias, Chris Bauer. 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/8, Paul Allodi. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/1, Paul Allodi. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Geese, First Coat. Sat 2/1, Heroes, Mrs. White, Ambivert, Blackouts. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Particles & Fields, Ants, Monday's Hero. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Scotty Karate & JoJo Buns, Little Billy Catfish. Thu 2/6, 8 PM, Chore. Fri 2/7, Outlaw Family Band, Winnie. Sat 2/8, Nobs, Shooting Blanks. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Polkaholics (see Post No Bills). 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 Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Conjunto. Thu 2/6, 9 PM, percussionist Leddie Garcia. 312-492-6100.

RINGSIDE 544 E. Devon, Elk Grove Village: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/1, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-364-0044.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Chris Tomasone & Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Strangers in Dreams, No Love Lost, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 2/1, Driven, Premium, Roman Meal, M.T. Fri 2/7, Killie McGee, Blue Shade Witness, Piel Plastica. Sat 2/8, MDM, Catsplash, Growth Ltd., A Day Without. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Cryan' Shames, Naked Oil Twister. Sat 2/1, Weathered (Creed tribute), Triangle Green. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/31, 7 PM, "Live From New York" with Anne Heaton, Edie Carey, Andrew Kerr, Teddy Goldstein (18 & over); 10 PM, Menthol, Torben Floor, Always Sunday. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Quasar Wut Wut, Detholz. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Bill Mallonee & the Trophy Wives, Will Kimbrough. Mon 2/3, 8 PM, Stephen Lynch (18 & over). Tue 2/4, 9 PM, the Sun, Narrator, Red West (18 & over). Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Kim Richey (see Spot Check), Carolyn Mark. Thu 2/6, 9 PM, Ike Reilly, Psychobilly Cadillac, Pages. Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Ike Reilly, Pages, Frou Frou. Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Jess Klein, Nora O'Connor; 10 PM, Blue Dogs, Oval Opus, Andy Holtgrieve. Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Llama, Dan Darrah (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 2/2, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Thu 2/6, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/6, 3:30 PM, Mighty Joe. 312-441-9334.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Westfall. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Joe Glass, Ambience, Larry Millah, Megalomedia, DJs Journey, Moe & Emo. Thu 2/6, 10 PM, pH Balance. Fri 2/7, Soulfix. 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.

SUPER BOWL LANES 1370 W. North, Melrose Park: Mon 2/3, 7 PM, Knockout, Vendetta Red, Summer's End, PGS (all-ages). 708-583-3110.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/31, 6 PM, Martha's Trouble, Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane, Will Kimbrough. Sat 2/1, 6 PM, Echosend, Kate Morrissey, Paris Delane. Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Bruises, Laura Doherty, Martin Devaney. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 2/4, 8 PM, L&J. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase (2/5 with Ripley Caine, Kelley Clute, Dan Nicky). Thu 2/6, 8 PM, Holly Figueroa, 56 Hope Road. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Pat MacDonald, Erich Specht. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Frisbie, Justin Roberts, Chuck Cheeseman. Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Matt Neuroth, Dylan Rice, Leslie Nuss, Kristin Shout. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Premium, Super Macado. Sat 2/1, F.O.S., Escape From Earth, In Spite of You, Uphorium. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Soul Papas. Sat 2/1, Mr. Opporknockity. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. 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 1/31, 10 PM, Clip, Lunasect, Miles of Empty. Sat 2/1, Gazing at Laces, Demilos, Riviera. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights (no cover). Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Wayne Healy Band. Thu 2/6, Lunch, Strangers in Dreams, Shifties. Fri 2/7, Locals, Free Raine. Sat 2/8, Mr. Rudy Day, Starcandy. 773-929-1300.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. Thu 2/6, Paul Wenzel. 773-549-4949.

LA ZINGARA 2300 E. Rand, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere. 847-398-3700.

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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. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tue 2/4, DJ Spin. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla. 815-356-6000.

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

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/31, DJs Jevon Jackson & Eric Ross, percussionist Louie Louie. Sat 2/1, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna." Sun 2/2, DJ Steve. Mondays, DJ BJAK. Wed 2/5, DJs Phreak & Spaz. Thu 2/6, DJs FLX & Chris Milton. 312-243-1699.

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 2/1, Shaka 23. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Wed 2/5, Nookie & MC Five Alive, Casper, Carbide. Thu 2/6, DJ Traxx, Chris Gin, DJ Milo. Sat 2/8, third anniversary party with DJs Paul Johnson & Mike Steele. 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. 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.

DERRICK CARTER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 2/1, Mr. A.L.I., Carla Prather, Vic Lavender, DJ Hiroki. Sat 2/8, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, the Mad Thinker, DJ Hiroki. 312-421-6485.

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. 312-266-1944.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synthwave, alternative, goth, 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.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jesse de la Pena & Karlos G. spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 2/1, 8 PM-midnight, DJs Tucci & Kenny Dread spin trance with vocalist Carla. 773-327-8459.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 2/7, 11 PM, DJ Dan, Derrick Carter, Alex Peace (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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 1/31, Josh Wink, D'Julz. Sat 2/1, Justin Long, Dan X, Mike Pugh. Sun 2/2, Dirty Vegas Soundsystem. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs spin punk, ska, new wave, and reggae. Thu 2/6, Apocalypse, Tim Xavier, Zachary Lubin, Mani. Fri 2/7, Dayhota, Sista Stroke, Alena. Sat 2/8, DJ Heather, DJ Rebecca. 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. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Terp. 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. 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. 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, DJ 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. 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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJ Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, 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.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Markski & Schim. Sundays, DJs Kola, Scorpio & Erik K. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, DJs Pat Clark & Schim. Thursdays, DJs Alexo, Big Time & Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z. & Solange. Sat 2/1, Nick Warren (see Critic's Choice), Lego, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 2/8, Crystal Method (DJ set), Mazi, Dissolvent, 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 1/31, J-Dub, Lego, Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 2/1, DJ Rap, DJ Blame, Scott Henry, Ry-N, Andre Harris, PNS, School 'n' Sheffield. Fri 2/7, JT Donaldson, Iz & Diz. Sat 2/8, DJ Rush, Sabeo, John Patterson. 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

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Sat 2/1, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MARK DVORAK, RUSS ARVIDSON Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

GOOD GRAVITY performs at a barn dance with calling by Tom Senior. Sun 2/9, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-840-2061.

MEISHA HERRON Free concert. Tue 2/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JIMMY LaFAVE, ELLIS PAUL, ELIZA GILKYSON, SLAID CLEAVES Tribute to Woody Guthrie includes a screening of the film All or None. Sat 2/1, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MERRY PLOUGHBOYS Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

NERISSA & KATRYNA NIELDS, DAVE SILLS Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIM POST performs Mark Twain's Adventures Out West. Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PADDY REILLY Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

CATHIE RYAN Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

43RD ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 2/3, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/8, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 2/1, 7 PM, Mark Lyons. 847-835-3320.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Joe McShane. Wed 2/5, 1 PM, and Sat 2/8, 10 PM, John Dillon. Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. 708-687-9323.

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.

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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 2/1, 10 PM, the Lash. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 2/1, Fast Eddie. Fri 2/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 2/8, Paddy Go Easy. 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 2/5, Songwriter Showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

GIO'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4857 N. Damen: Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Los Feos del Norte (no cover). 773-334-0345.

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 2/3, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Fred Eaglesmith. 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.

McNAMARA'S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 4328 W. Irving Park: Music at 7 PM. Sat 2/1, Gerry. 773-725-1800.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 2/6, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Kim Richey (see Spot Check), Carolyn Mark. Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Jess Klein, Nora O'Connor. 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 1/31, Dennis Warner. Fri 2/7, Lil' Rev. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/3, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music singer/songwriter showcase (no cover). 773-929-1300.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/31, Broken Grass. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

EDDIE C. CAMPBELL Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

RHYTHM ROCKETS All-ages. Fri 1/31, 9 PM (with swing dance lessons at 8 PM), Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

LINDA TILLERY & THE CULTURAL HERITAGE CHOIR Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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 1/31, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tue 2/4, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/1, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 2/7, Joe Moss Band. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mondays, Fri 2/7, and Sat 2/8, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/4, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Grana Louise Band. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 2/7, and Sat 2/8, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/4, Nellie Travis Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. 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 1/31, Pistol Pete. Sat 2/1, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. Sun 2/2, Vino Louden. Mon 2/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/4, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 2/5, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 2/6, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 2/7, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Mars Blues Band. 312-226-6666.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/31, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Percy Strothers, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 2/1, 6 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Eddie C. Campbell, Joe Moss. Sun 2/2, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 2/3, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/4, Little Smokey Smothers. Wed 2/5, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. Thu 2/6, Pistol Pete. Fri 2/7, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson, Mike Wheeler. Sat 2/8, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, John Primer, Tommy McCracken. Sun 2/9, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/8, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

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 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Willie Buck. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Nellie "Tiger" Travis & the Men in Black. 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 1/31, the Buzz. Sat 2/1, Matthew Skoller Band. 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.

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

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

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, Dr. H & the Blues Keepers. Fri 2/7, Strange Brew. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 2/1, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sat 2/8, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 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: Fri 1/31, 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, Johnny B. Moore Blues Revue. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/1, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 2/4, 8:30 PM, Luke Pytel Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 2/8, 9:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch features local choirs. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/31, Commander Cody. Sat 2/1, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/4 and Wed 2/5, Nick Moss Band. Thu 2/6, Joanna Connor. Fri 2/7, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 2/1, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. 312-245-0333.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Sandra Hall. 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. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM Fridays, 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.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Sat 2/8, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 2/8, Bad Honky Tonks. 773-279-9300.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/1, Little Arthur Duncan & the Backscratchers. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/6, Keith Scott Trio. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 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 1/31, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. Sat 2/1, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Fri 2/7, Carl Davis Band. Sat 2/8, J.B. Ritchie. 815-477-0340.

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

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 1/31, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sat 2/1, Vini & the Demons. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 2/5, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers (no cover). Thu 2/6, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted (no cover). Fri 2/7, Chico Banks. Sat 2/8, Sammy Fender. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Lurrie Bell. Tue 2/4, Lurrie Bell. Wed 2/5, Sharon Lewis. Thu 2/6, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo. Fri 2/7, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 2/8, Harmonica Khan, Jimmy Burns, Larry Taylor. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 630-393-2300.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Pete Special. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Joanna Connor. Sat 2/1, Lindsey Alexander. Fri 2/7, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. Sat 2/8, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/31, Juke Joint Money Makers. Sat 2/1, Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 815-337-3663.

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

jazz

concerts

JACKIE ALLEN & HANS STURM perform on a program with poets Elise Paschen & Ray Gonzalez; book signing and reception follow the performance. Sun 2/2, 6:30 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

MWATA BOWDEN & SOUND SPECTRUM Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

OSCAR BROWN JR. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-221-6566.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "The Birth of Jazz" with music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bix Beiderbecke. Wed 2/5, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6245 or 312-344-6245. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010 or 312-344-6245.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH JON FADDIS performs J.J. Johnson and Dizzy Gillespie's Perceptions. Sun 2/2, 3 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BILLY HARPER & MARSHALL VENTE Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ERNEST KHABEER DAWKINS & MUNTU DANCE THEATRE perform "Trans-migration: Triumph of the Tragedy" with Live the Spirit Community Jazz Band. Sat 2/1, 8 PM (followed by a discussion with Muntu Dance Theatre Artistic Director Amaniyea Payne & Ernest Khabeer Dawkins), and Sun 2/2, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DIANE DELIN QUARTET Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-697-1000.

LEWIS BROTHERS QUARTET Benefit for the New Life Shelter for Good News Partnership (free-will offering). Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 2/5, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 2/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT III under the direction of Daniel Farris and Don Owen. Sat 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RED ROSE RAGTIME JAZZ BAND performs at a brunch and concert under the direction of Joan Reynolds. Sun 2/2, 1 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

PONCHO SANCHEZ LATIN JAZZ BAND Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

STICKS & STONES WITH FRED ANDERSON See Critic's Choice; free concert. Mon 2/3, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

JON WEBER Free admission. Tue 2/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/31, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Wayne Jones, Dan Delorenzo & Tom Hope; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/1, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 2/5, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 2/6, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 2/7, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/8, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

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

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 1/31 through Sun 2/2, Natalie Yokley. Thu 2/6 through Sun 2/9, Lake Effect. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Sat 2/1, Frank D'Rone. Fri 2/7, Nadine's Jazz Showcase. Sat 2/8, Bob Perna & Persistence Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Green. Thu 2/6, 7:30 PM, Mary Clare Barker. 773-435-0130.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 2/5, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 2/4, 8 PM, Al Keeler. Fri 2/7, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Outland Orchestra. 847-835-3320.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Full Effect Dance Trio. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 847-570-9838.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

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. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigon & 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.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert performs "The Night Life." 773-278-1830.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 2/4, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 2/5, 9:30 PM, Sticks & Stones (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 2/1, guitarist Nick Fryer. 630-916-6242.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/2, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fri 1/31, 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 2/6, 8 PM, Ken Saydak Duo. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Bob Baglione 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: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 2/3, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/31, Upbeat Trio with Carla Beard. Sat 2/1, Vincent, Allen & Howell. Wed 2/5, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 2/6, Juli Wood Duo. Fri 2/7, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 2/8, Birdwatch. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND COFFEEHOUSE 728 S. Dearborn: Fridays, 8 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet with Alison Belleville Hooper (no cover). 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/1, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Al Green/Othello Anderson Quintet. Tue 2/4, 6 PM, Dennis Luxion Trio (no cover). Wed 2/5, 9 PM, Bob Centano Orchestra. Thu 2/6, 8 PM, JoAnn Daugherty Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/31, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Bob Long & friends; 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Pong Unit One; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond (see Spot Check). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/7, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Brad Goode/Pat LaBarbera Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Brad Goode/Pat LaBarbera Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/9, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

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: Fri 1/31, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls, DJs John Phillips & Brian Page. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 2/5, 8 PM, "Music, Women & War" with Janice Misurell-Mitchell & Rita Warford (see Critic's Choice). Thu 2/6, 8 PM, "Juba, Jazz & Jive" with Derrick Bounds Ensemble, Audra Wilson, Lirjon Fisniku, and poet Ugochi Nwagwugwu. Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Discopoet Khari B., Sound Spectrum. Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith & Passing for Normal, Lounge Car. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, and Mike Reed. 773-486-1099.

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 2/2, Caffeine (see Spot Check). 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 1/31, Nick Colionne. 312-266-2400.

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 1/31 through Sun 2/2, Lee Konitz Trio. Mon 2/3, 8 and 10 PM, Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band. Thu 2/6 through Sun 2/9, Hod O'Brien Trio. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 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 1/31, 9:30 PM, Ron Cooper Combo. 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, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, First Friday with Erwin Helfer and Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 2/4, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet with Dan Hesler, Neal Alger & Heath Chappell. 773-862-7877.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Music at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Cecile Savage. Saturdays and 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 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 1/31, 9 PM, Sonic Species. Wed 2/5, 7 PM, Bob Baglione Duo. Fri 2/7, 9 PM, and Sat 2/8, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

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

MULLIGAN'S CAFE 7644 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with Neshama. 773-743-7855.

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.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music at 8:30 PM in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning with Eric Remschneider, Mike Jeffers, and Chris White. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sat 2/1, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 2/7, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Sat 2/8, Scott Burns Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 2/2, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 2/9, Square Root of Five Jazz Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Mon 2/3, 10 PM, Dragons 1976. 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 1/31, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 2/4, Erin McDougald Trio. Wed 2/5, Alison Ruble Trio. Thu 2/6, Bradley Williams Trio with Gingo Lahera. Fri 2/7, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Chris Winters Trio. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/31, Rankinfyle. Sat 2/1, Joan Hickey Trio, Rankinfyle. Tue 2/4, Matt Wolf. Wed 2/5, Mark Madson. Sat 2/8, Marshall Vente Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PREGO 2901 N. Ashland: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. 773-472-9190.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Tue 2/4, 9 PM, Aram Shelton & Toby Summerfield, David Boykin, Jeff Parker, Karl E. H. Seigfried & Mike Reed. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Equinox 5. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Fri 1/31, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill Duo. 312-787-9596.

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Sat 2/1, 10 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-297-3511.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Monday 2/3, Keith Rowe & Toshimaru Nakamura (see Critic's Choice). Elastic Festival of Improvised Music runs Thu 2/6 through Sat 2/8: Thu 2/6, Dave Rempis & Tim Daisy, Ken Vandermark, Jason Ajemian Quartet. Fri 2/7, Jason Roebke's Rapid Croche, Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kent Kessler. Sat 2/8, Thread Quintet, Jeff Parker, Jim Baker with Harrison Bankhead & Steve Hunt. 773-862-3616.

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.

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 1/31, Doug Rosenberg Quartet. Sat 2/1, Explosion Ensemble with William Perry, Harrison Bankhead, Jim Baker, Vincent Davis, Billy Brimfield, Greg Ward & Fred Anderson. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thursdays, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, benefit for Joel Brandon with Fred Anderson, Oscar Brown Jr., Famoudou Don Moye, Ed Wilkerson Quartet, Ari Brown, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, Kirk Brown, Aaron Dodd, Arthur Hoyle & others. 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

CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR See Fairs & Festivals.

STELLA CHIWESHE See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TOMAS DE UTRERA Flamenco 2003 performance and discussion: "The Variety of Flamenco." Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan, suite 2940. 312-335-1996.

JALI MORIKEBA KOUYATE Free concert. Fri 2/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIBANA Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

TOMATITO performs as part of Flamenco 2003. See Critic's Choice; free concert. Thu 2/6, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TRANCE performs at Vietnamese New Year Celebration. Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. 773-989-6162.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 2/2, 7:30 PM, Azucena Vega's Soul y Duende, Lily Sie Vega, Edo Sie, Tomas de Utrera, Hector Fernandez, Tom Kimball. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/1, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Dimitrios Panayiotidis, Haris Georgakopoulos & Nikos Lambrinatos. 773-348-7592.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

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 2/1, 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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Westfall. 773-278-6600.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue. 312-266-2114.

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

ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Eli Eban (Shostakovich, Brahms). Sun 2/2, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

ALICE MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE Stephen Alltop and Vincent Cichowicz, conductors (Haydn and others). Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

AMELIA TRIO performs music of Carter Pann and others. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, and Sun 2/2, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

AROUND THE CORNER, AROUND THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Merner Field House, North Central College, 450 S. Brainard, Naperville: Sun 2/2, noon-4 PM, Sliva Family Singers & others. Festival also features dance performances. 630-637-5289.

ARS ANTIGUA performs French Baroque music in a free concert (Rameau, Hotteterre, Galliard, Dupuits, Canavas, Baton). Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Christina Naughton (Stravinsky, R. Strauss, Saint-Saens). Sun 2/2, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BACH & BEYOND features violinist Anna Baumgartner and others with orchestra and mixed double chorus in a religious service (Mozart, Bach). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, St. Matthias Church, 2310 W. Ainslie. 773-506-2191.

CANTATE Benjamin Rivera, conductor (Morley, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Rutter, Wilbye, Berger, Schickele). Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring, Elmhurst. Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 847-475-8606.

CECELIA PIANO QUARTET (Mozart, Hindemith, Brahms). Concert includes introductory discussion, slide presentation, and postconcert guided gallery tour. Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Fullerton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR See Fairs & Festivals.

CELEBRATION SHERWOOD! See Fairs & Festivals.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Zaimont, Crabtree, Turner, Applebaum, Olson). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS perform Bach's The Art of Fugue in a free concert. Mon 2/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer (Bach, Mozart, Harbison). Sun 2/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Mon 2/3, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with pianist David Schrader and saxophonist David Pituch in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Kritz, Beethoven). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER performs excerpts from Handel operas. Fri 1/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore (Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Walker, Ginastera). Sun 2/2, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, 8 PM, and Tue 2/4, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor (Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Delius, R. Strauss). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY SINGERS (Vaughan Williams, Deak, Britten, Fry, Fraser). Mon 2/3, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-595-5600.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in free concerts. Sat 2/1, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sun 2/2, 3 PM (Verdi, Dvorak, Bernstein, Hindemith), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with the North Central College Women's Chorale and cellist Na-Young Baek (Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saens). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor (Prokofiev, Respighi, Sibelius). Fri 1/31, 8:30 PM, Sat 2/1, 8 PM, and Sun 2/2, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. Preconcert talks are given 45 minutes before each performance. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with cellist Stephen Balderston and bagpiper Ron Burlingame (Maxwell Davies, Elgar, Vaughan Williams). Sun 2/2, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

TOM FARRELL guitar (Mertz, Takemitsu, Aguado, Tarrega). Sun 2/9, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/31, 12:10 PM, pianist Irina Voro (Shchedrin, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff). Fri 2/7, 12:10 PM, flutist Elisheva Margulies. 312-787-4570.

WENDY GILLESPIE, ANNALISA PAPPANO, KEN PERLOW, JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL, MARY SPRINGFELS, AND CRAIG TROMPETER violas da gamba, perform instrumental fantasias by William Lawes interwoven with poetry by John Donne and contemporaries. Sun 2/2, 1 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sundays, 2-4 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce (Albeniz, Barrios, Kleynjans, and others). 773-486-1099.

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Zoltan Kocsis, conductor and pianist (Beethoven, Liszt). Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Anton Nel (Bernstein, Mozart, Poulenc). Sat 2/1, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 708-481-7774.

JENNET INGLE AND PAUL HAMILTON oboe and piano, in a free concert (C.P.E. Bach, Ravel, Dutilleux, Loeffler). Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

KATINKA KLEIJN cello, in a free concert (Bach, Duport, Schubert). Sat 2/8, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

JONITA LATTIMORE soprano, performs excerpts from Ricky Ian Gordon's opera Only Heaven in a free concert. Wed 2/5, 7 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY CHOIR Lawrence Sisk conducts a free concert of sacred music. Tue 2/4, 6:30 PM, Victorian Village Retirement Community, 12600 W. Renaissance Circlle, Lockport. 815-836-5291.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday 1/31 and Tue 2/4, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Alexandra von der Weth, tenor Frank Lopardo, and baritone Roberto Frontali (Verdi, La traviata). Sat 2/1 and Wed 2/5, 7:30 PM, and Sat 2/8, 2 PM, Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Futral and countertenors David Daniels and Bejun Mehta (Handel, Partenope). See Critic's Choice. 312-332-2244.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE (Bolcom, Bowles, Eisler, Satie, Brun, Frits, Oehlers, Oehring). Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522 or 312-666-4916.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sat 2/1, 8 PM, soprano Michelle Areyzaga, mezzo-soprano Jessye Wright, tenor Jay Morrissey, and bass-baritone Mark Whatley perform opera excerpts. 312-742-8497.

NEXUS (Reich, Takemitsu, and others). Wed 2/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND (Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Wagner). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-804-8263.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND SINGERS (Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bolcom, Carter). Thu 2/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Lindroth, Persichetti, Murray, Hanson). Fri 2/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Dietz, Holst, Colgrass). Fri 1/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro (Elgar, Debussy). Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Carter, Mozart, Mendelssohn). Fri 1/31, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Britten, Arnold, Reade). Sat 2/8, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 773-442-4636.

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

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BWV 147. Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

FLORENCE SCHWARTZ AND JELENA DIRKS violin and piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/9, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

RON SELKA AND AVIRAM REICHERT clarinet and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Edwards, Debussy, Stravinsky, Brahms). Free admission. Wed 2/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor, with organist Marilyn Mulder (Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Weill). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN piano (Copland, Ran, Zupko). Fri 1/31, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SUZUKI-ORFF CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS Sat 2/1, 4 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

ANDREA SWAN piano (Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/2, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston (call for location). 773-442-4978.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist David Perry (Britten, Brahms). Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

JACQUES THIBAUD STRING TRIO with flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Fri 1/31, 11 AM, Women's Athletic Club, 626 N. Michigan. 847-234-8851.

TRIO REYKJAVIKUR (Beethoven, Dvorak, Nordal). Sat 2/8, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Kodaly, Bolcom, Brahms, J. Strauss, Bernstein). Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

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

ZEHETMAIR QUARTET (Schumann, Cage, Bartok). Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ED ZIMMERMAN, DANIEL PAUL HORN, AND ANDREW LENHART perform piano and organ music (Soler, Dupre, Poulenc, Liszt). Mon 2/3, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

fairs & festivals

CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR features the Sherwood Conservatory Violin Ensemble, Sunrise Chorus, and pianists Lillian Chen, Melissa Yan, and Kevin Lee with others in free concert of Chinese and European composers. Fri 1/31, noon, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-427-6267.

CELEBRATION SHERWOOD! Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. Sat 2/8, 12:15 PM, All-City Junior High School Orchestra; 1:15 PM, violinist Tai Murray; 2:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory scholarship winners; 3:30 PM, all-school recital; 4:30 PM, faculty recital; 5:30 PM, Sherwoood Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. Festival also features workshops and master classes. 312-427-6267.

43RD ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Eddie C. Campbell, Pat & Ann Marie Broderick, Arna Rennan, Gary Johnston & Jim Nelson. Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Southern Pride, Kolorit, Gary Johnston & Jim Nelson, Pat & Ann Marie Broderick, Bluegrass Mountaineers. Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Glenn Ohrlin, Polish Highlanders, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Eddie C. Campbell, Southern Pride. 773-702-7300.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO ACCORDION CLUB Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ALEX COUTTS MEMORIAL CONCERT The First Unitarian Church choir and soloists in a concert of Scottish, classical, spiritual, and popular music. Sun 2/2, 3 PM, First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn; 773-324-4100 or 773-288-8196.

FUNKADESI Sat 2/8, 4 PM (children's concert), and 7 PM (all-ages), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KIDS FARE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT Children's concert and discussion features music by Northwestern University bands. Sat 2/8, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LITCHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 2/7, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SPECTRA Open forum for composers to showcase and discuss new works. Wed 2/5, 8 PM, Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-6543.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 2/3, Royale Steppers of Grand Crossing Park, Forever Young. Wed 2/5, Proviso East Jazz Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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