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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ANTJE, RIPLEY CAINE, SUMMER CHANCE Free in-store performance. Fri 2/21, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

AUDIOSLAVE, BURNING BRIDES Sold out. Wed 2/26 and Thu 2/27, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TARA BETTS, PMS, DJ AM/PM and others perform at "Women Out Loud." Tue 2/25, 7 PM, Resource, third floor, 1561 N. Milwaukee. 773-227-6111.

BON JOVI, GOO GOO DOLLS Sold out. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BUCKNER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CANTINA Free concert. Fri 2/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CATZ performs as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JOHN DOE TRIO, M. WARD Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DONNIE Free concert. Fri 2/21, 9 PM (preceded by an open mike at 6 PM), Conaway Multicultural Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

ENNIS SISTERS Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

KIRK FRANKLIN, DONNIE McCLURKIN, YOLANDA ADAMS Tue 2/25, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

GALACTIC, LYRICS BORN WITH JOYO VELARDE & DJ D-SHARP 18 & over. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MADISON GREENE, SHANTA KLARE, ABRAM JONES & THE COLD WAR Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ROBERT JONES Free concert. Tue 2/25, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7459.

JR & THE MUDCATS Free in-store performances. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

HABIB KOITE, DJ WARP Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LAST POETS Sun 3/2, 2 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-7459.

TED LEO & the PHARMACISTS See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 2/22, 4:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

CARLYN LLOYD & JON WARFEL Free "Salute to the Presidents" concert on piano and flute. Fri 2/21, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

KENNY LOGGINS Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NAN MASON, ROBERT OLLIS with members of Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Slickers, and Unison: Windy City Lesbian & Gay Singers; benefit for Windy City Performing Arts. Sat 3/1, 5:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-404-9242.

MATICS, GEIN ROCK, KRUNCHIES, VIOLENTLY ILL Sat 2/22, 6:30 PM, the Dungeon at Super Bowl Lanes, 1370 W. North, Melrose Park. 708-583-3110.

MIRACLE TRIAD, VELVETRON, MOCCASIN, MENAMENA Sat 2/22, 9 PM, third floor, Texas Space, 3012 S. Archer. 773-620-6131.

M.O.T.O. Free in-store performance. Sat 2/22, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

NADA SURF Free in-store performance. Wed 2/26, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE, DOKKEN Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SAM STRYKE Free concert. Mon 2/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STYLISTICS, DRAMATICS, CHI-LITES, PERSUADERS, INTRUDERS, JIMMIE "J.J." WALKER Sat 3/1, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SUM 41, NO USE FOR A NAME, STARTING LINE, AUTHORITY ZERO Sold out. Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

THREE JEWISH TENORS Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5139.

UGOCHI, THEAstER GATES, N AVERY R YOUNG Sat 2/22, 8 PM, McKinley Design, 1742 W. Division. 773-252-7201.

BILL UNDERWOOD Free piano concert. Fri 2/28, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DAR WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Tue 2/25, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ANDREW W.K. Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, 425 W. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

SHARA WORDEN & AWRY Free admission. Fri 2/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Fastball, Butch Walker. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, U.S. Maple, King Kong, Rope (see Spot Check). Sun 2/23, Wolfetones. Thu 2/27, Big Big Shoulders, Ratbag Heros, Tristen. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Sage Francis, Gruvis Malt, Prime (18 & over). 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 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 2/25, DJ Speed. Thursdays, Jim Wojdylayla. 815-356-6000.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/22, Scottish McMillan Band. Wednesdays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi & Don Maloney. 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 2/21, Quasar Wut Wut, Unibrow, Granian, Don Pedigo. Sat 2/22, Volta Do Mar, Earlimart, Fear & Trembling. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Plan B (benefit for Rainbow House). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/25, Stay All Day, Arks. Wed 2/26, Rules of Attraction, Exit 68. Thu 2/27, Zapruder Point. Fri 2/28, Afflictions, Hot Machines, Cyril Lords, Vee Dee. Sat 3/1, Jet Set Cutie, Starrunner, Electricities. Sun 3/2, 5 PM, Virgil Shaw, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Three on a Tree, Heavy Mental. Sat 2/22, Shooting Blanks, America's #1 Sweetheart, Imaginary Baseball League, Indoor Boy. Sundays and Wednesdays, open jam with Ziggy 2000 (no cover). Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Thu 2/27, Minus Zero. Fri 2/28, Jesse Jarnow, Changes, Paper Airplane Pilots, Gold So Red. Sat 3/1, Ness, Frank Tribes, Tom Chase Band. 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 2/21, Chinese Downhill, Flatline, Sullen, Twice Removed (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Exo, Jupiter Blue, Neptune Crush (all-ages); 10 PM, Nadas, Matthew Moon, Life in General. Sun 2/23, 6 PM, Inspektah Deck, Killah Priest, Cappadonna, Remedy, Family Tree, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains, Bamski, Dug Infinite, DJ Precyse, Prime (all-ages). Wednesdays, Audium Trio. Thu 2/27, La Makita Soma, Spread, Memories. Fri 2/28, 6 PM, Murs, Aesop, Grouch, Bicasso, Eligh, Mystic Journeymen, Scarub, Luckyman, PSC, Sunspotz Jonz, Arata, Rhymesayers with Eyedea & Abilities (all-ages); 10 PM, Deans, Pi-Eyed Pete. Sat 3/1, 6 PM, Empyrean, Saraphine, Drawing a Blank, PGS (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Hedonists Maybe. Sun 3/2, Where the Streets Have Names. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Stickfight, DJ John Glynn. Sat 2/22, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 2/27, Dexter Grove. Fri 2/28, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Kongfuzi. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman (no cover). Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Coventry Jones. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 2/23, Shelley Miller, Dan Nicky, Audiobon. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/21, Tumbleweed. Sat 2/22, jam with Steve Taylor & friends. Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Lake Shore Jive. Fri 2/28, John Geis. Sat 3/1, Wild Ones. 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.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Mauro Frosio, Agustin Alvarez, Chuck-a-Luck, Tony Taylor, Leri Garsia, Maria Blues & others perform at the Funky Extravaganza Art Show. 773-736-3033.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Torturing Elvis. Sat 2/22, JT & the Clouds. Fri 2/28, Dan & the Crank. Sat 3/1, Fallen Angels. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Darkroom Chemicals, Djangology, Lord of the Yum Yum. Sat 2/22, Mud Toys, Hedonists Maybe, the Lust. 312-922-6392.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 2/22, John McHugh. Sat 3/1, Sweet Logic. 847-835-3320.

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

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

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 2/21, Inchworm, Deer, Pap Scan. Sat 2/22, World Class Noise. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 2/28, Surly, Plods, Tim Nagle & Jason Reed. Sat 3/1, Family of Souls, Water on Electrcity. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 2/22, Libido Funk Circus. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 2/21, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball, Pleasing Betty. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Segway, 25-50, Stylus, Scott Conine. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 3/1, Rubber. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/21, Fabulous Janes. Sat 2/22, Catfight. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/28, American English (Beatles tribute). 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Grant Robbin. Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert. Mon 2/24, 8 PM, Christine Cloutier. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Grant Robbin; 10:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers; 10:30 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals with Kat Taylor, Sharon Carlson, Caron Buinis, Pamela Sue Fox, Tricia Grennan, Eric Whitman, Gail Becker, Patty Morabito, MaryMonica Thomas, and Joan Curto. Sun 3/2, 5 PM, Mark Fernandez. 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 2/23, DJ Kerr. Mon 2/24, DJ Delphine spins punk. Tue 2/25, Horizontal Action DJs. Wed 2/26, Peelers, DJ Jon Langford spins country & western. Thu 2/27, Zvooks spin ska & reggae. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Ness, Sour Deluxe, Woolworthy, South of Houston. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Tijuana Hercules, A.S.N., Mistreaters, Street Van. Wed 2/26, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner, Emilie Autumn, Kristin Shout. Thu 2/27, 9 PM, D'z Nutz, Safes, Sapo, the Effect. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Detroit Cobras, Greenhornes, Drapes. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Blackmaker, American Motherload, Pinch, Nouvolts. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, 10:30 PM, Wicked Garden. Sat 2/22, Kryer. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/28, Release. Sat 3/1, Triangle Green. 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 2/21, Pat McCurdy. Sat 2/22, Weathered (Creed tribute). Sun 2/23, 8:30 PM, Gina Gonzalez. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 2/28, X-Side, Covergurl. Sat 3/1, Dawn Patrol, Liquid Courage. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/21, 9:45 PM, Last of the Showmen, Mojo Filter, Down the Line. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Strip for Parts, Zipperhead, Karmageddon (benefit for the American Diabetes Association). Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Mon 2/24, Blackmaker. Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Tom Slater. Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Urban Twang, Ripley Caine. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Superbig, Mighty Fine Machine, Plura. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/21, Dollhouse. Sat 2/22, Zero 260. Fri 2/28, Van Go. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Shipping News, Dianogah, DJ Dante. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (see Critic's Choice), Watchers, Saturday Looks Good to Me. Sun 2/23, 10 PM, Bobby Conn, Eternals, Spires That in the Sunset Rise (benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center). Mon 2/24, 9:30 PM, Blo-Pops, Winnie, Young & Pretty. Thu 2/27, 10 PM, MC Paul Barman (see Critic's Choice), Christiansen, Voltage, Parts & Labor. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Del Rey, Yakuza, Miles Tillman, Atropa, Quantazelle. Sun 3/2, 10 PM, Pele, Colossal, New High Low, Hanalei (benefit for the Furry Friends Foundation). 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 2/21 and Sun 2/23, Indika. Sat 2/22 and Fri 2/28, Dub Dis. Wed 2/26, Devon Brown. Thu 2/27, RSB. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sat 2/22, Joe Garza. 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 2/21, Eleventh Hour. Sat 2/22, Kato & the Houseboys. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Fri 2/28, JP & the Cats. Sat 3/1, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Someone's Doubting Thomas. 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 2/21, 6 PM, Plain White T's, Don't Look Down, Holiday, Matches. Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Jeff Caudill, Buzz Specters; 10 PM, Damo Suzuki (see Spot Check) with Defender, Mid-States, Timeout Drawer. Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Embodiment, Narcissus, Dearest Fae; 7 PM, Queers, Teen Idols, Armstrong. Tue 2/25, Even in Blackouts, Scissors, Make Outs. Wed 2/26, Danglers, Ransom, Campsite 20. Thu 2/27, Bongzilla, Buried at Sea, 16, Psycho Scapegoat. Fri 2/28, Casket Lottery, Rollo Tomasi, Dakota/Dakota, Elevator Division. Sat 3/1, Lawrence Arms, Arrivals, Colossal, Murder by Death. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, 90 Day Men, Out Hud, Count Sensor. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Mark Selby; 10 PM, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Tue 2/25, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Peter Wolf. Fri 2/28, Beatle Brothers. Sat 3/1, Waco Brothers, Paul Burch. 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 2/21, Arthur Lee. Sat 2/22, Radio Flyer. Fri 2/28, Frank Bang. 847-821-1234.

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 2/21, dueling pianos. 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 2/21, Loaded. Mon 2/24, Dwain Story, Mythic Figs. Wed 2/26, Mythic Figs, Jack Crofoot, Herman Fritz, Scott Parrish. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 2/28, Better Boyfriends. Sat 3/1, Deal With It. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 2/22, 9 PM, John Vinopal. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Dana & friends. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe. Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 2/24, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/25, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/26, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jen Porter. Thu 2/27, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/21, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, David Petro & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/24, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Tom Michael & Beckie Menzie. Tue 2/25, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 2/26, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 2/27, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Fri 2/28, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4857 N. Damen: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Foam Rubber. 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: 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 2/21, Pinebender, Head of Femur. Sat 2/22, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Torturing Elvis, Tension Wire. Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 2/28, Low Skies, 12 String Program, Bon Mots. Sat 3/1, Bosco & Jorge, Architecture, Travel Wide. 773-472-5139.

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 2/21, 5:30 PM, live karaoke (no cover); 10 PM, 20 Miles (see Spot Check), Greg Foreman, Danny Black. Sat 2/22, 12:30 AM, Disc Jockey CB. Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Mark Mallman (see Spot Check). Mon 2/24, 9:30 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Bosco & Jorge, Deanna Varagona. Thu 2/27, 9:30 PM, Stag Party, Mahjonng, Lovely Little Girls. Fri 2/28, 5:30 PM, live karaoke (no cover); 10 PM, Deep Steps, Siderunner. Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Audreys. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/21, Water on Electricity, Freefall, Egnaro. Sat 2/22, Kongfuzi, Maurice & the Cheeks. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 2/27, Murmur, Highball. Fri 2/28, Shtick, Millimeter Mercury, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 3/1, Family Style, Abstract Giants. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 2/25, 9 PM, Farm Crew, Organic Mind Unit, Dynamic Vibration. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, 9:30 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Virginia Coalition, Ari Hest, Oval Opus (all-ages). Tue 2/25, Aterciopelados, El Guapo (18 & over). Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Nick Carter, Sev, V13 (sold out). Sun 3/2, Les Nubians (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 2/26 and Thu 2/27, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Gregory Douglas. 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.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/21, Rico. Wed 2/26, RSB. 312-266-2400.

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

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

JOE BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Motiv. 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, 17th Floor, Catfight. Sat 2/22, Lovehammers, Wish, Molly. Fri 2/28, Captain Snack, Hayseed Dixie. Sat 3/1, Too White Crew, DJ Kico (early); 10:30 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones. 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.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

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: Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Lindsie Reitz Band, Soulfix. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, MHZ, White Outs, Beautys, Vagiants. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Wackers, Mickey Brothers, Growth Ltd., Finneus, Slap Happy, Wax Buddha (benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Darwin's Dilemma, Blue Lit Souls. Tue 2/25, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" hosted by Wendy Morgan. Wed 2/26, 10 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Black Bear Combo. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Sonnets, Expatriates, Soviettes, Audreys. 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 2/21, 9 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Hoyle Brothers. Tue 2/25, 7 PM, "Art Into Action" with Laurence Hobgood Trio, Kurt Elling, Anne Harris, Tony Fitzpatrick, Jon Langford & Sally Timms, Organic Mind Unit & others (no cover). Wed 2/26, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Frank Orrall. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Aluminum Group, Kerri Grant, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Daniel James Band. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Bumpus, Punsapaya, Star Candy (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Smiling Assassins, Kenny Brown Band (18 & over). Sun 2/23, 6:30 PM, Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys (see Spot Check), Sweet Heat (sold out). Thu 2/27, 6:30 PM, Evanescence (all-ages). Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Ladytron, Simian, Out Hud (18 & over). Sat 3/1, 6:30 PM, Crash Poet, Escape From Earth, Liftpoint, Nuisance (all-ages). Sun 3/2, 6:30 PM, Hey Mercedes, Armor for Sleep, Panic in Detroit, Silent Treatment. 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Steve Azzato. Sat 3/1, Idaho Vandals. 847-362-6688.

MICKEY'S 2450 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/21 and Fri 2/28, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. 773-435-0007.

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.

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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Exo, American Cosmonaut, Tuffy, Sons of Jorel. Sat 2/22, No Doctors, Metalux, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Little Howlin' Wolf, Vertonen. Tue 2/25, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Wed 2/26, 9:30 PM, Rocket Pockets. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, RSB. Fri 2/28, 5:30 PM, Antje, Ripley Caine, Heather's Damage, Urban Twang, members of Las Guitarras de Espana. 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/22, Aenima (Tool tribute). Sat 3/1, Digital Manipulation, In Spite of You, Figure H8. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Phil Circle. Sat 2/22, Minna Bromberg, Dave Martin. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/27 with Lani T. Montreal). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 2/21, Core Project, Daily Bridge Club. Sat 2/22, Ghettobillies, Rambler 454, Randy Burke & the Prisoners. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form. Mon 2/24, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Pena, DJ Precyse, DJ 33-1/3, DJ Supacuts, DJ AM/PM, Mary Jane, Teefa & Lyrisis. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 2/26, Audima, Bleak. Fri 2/28, Stripped for Parts, Leroy Fix, Omegamen. Sat 3/1, Endangered Species with Steph Star, Bamski, L.T. & Presence, DJs SP-1 & Ricochet. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 2/21, 7 PM, 40 Below, E-Town Concrete, A.D.D. Sat 2/22, 5 PM, Vertical Method, Lucius Warbaby, Heavils, I Love Rich, Animus (all-ages); 11 PM, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sun 2/23, 5 PM, Mesa, Grindbox, Illroot, Face the Fury, Centilla (all-ages). Thu 2/27, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Sherrie Adams Band, D'z Nutz, Leyden Moon. 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Moods. Sat 2/22, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 2/28, R-Gang. 630-629-2940.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Thu 2/27, 9:30 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones. 708-293-1837.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Mike & Joe. Wed 2/26, Living Daylights (no cover). Thu 2/27, Dysception, Life Without, Swidden, Infrared (18 & over). Fri 2/28, Shooter, Krutch, Uphill Ski Team. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/21, Banana Sac. Sat 2/22, L&J, Shame Train. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 2/26, Boll Weevil. Thu 2/27, Full Moon Orchestra, Joe Roarty. Sat 3/1, Loomis. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21 and Fri 2/28, live karaoke. Sat 2/22, Helen Stellar, Murmur. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Thu 2/27, Dave Stagl, Jack Cunningham. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-472-1000.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/22, Rhoads & Craven. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Desi Brothers. Sat 2/22, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Thu 2/27, Arthur Lee. Fri 2/28, Dinner With Strangers. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Kasper Hauser, Children's Hour, Brendan Massei. Sat 2/22, Steepwater Band, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sun 2/23, 8 PM, Paul B. Davis, J + J + J, Lord of the Yum Yums, DJ Dougg Pound. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Wed 2/26, 8 PM, Baron Zemo, Rosemary's Billygoat, Superchrist. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Half Stachon, Call Me Lightning, Dead Letter Dept. Fri 2/28, Big Breakfast, Apartment, A-Set, Strugglers. Sat 3/1, Lucky Jeremy & the Recipe, Avocet, Ifihadahifi. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Starlister, Pubes, Logic of Elliot. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/22, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 2/26, Foibles, Brother Noompsi. Sat 3/1, Crystal Soul. 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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

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 and Tue 2/25, 9 PM, open floor "tap jam" hosted by Madd Rhythms with Bril Barrett & Tre Dumas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Ajoite. 312-492-6100.

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 2/21, Psycho Ex-Lover, Wombat Carnival, Epicycle. Sat 2/22, Portrait, Mercy, June's Arrival. Thu 2/27, Luke Schmitt. Fri 2/28, Heavy Matters, Uncle Crusty, 18 Speed Tranny. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Jane Doe Band. Sat 2/22, Dawn Patrol. Fri 2/28, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo, Revival. Sat 3/1, Dollhouse, Liquid. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the City That Works, Archer Prewitt. Sat 2/22, 7 PM, David Wilcox (sold out); 10 PM, Waxwings, M's, Even Homer Nods. Sun 2/23, 8 PM, David Wilcox. Mon 2/24, 8 PM, David Mead, Brad Peterson. Tue 2/25 and Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Nada Surf, Sondre Lerche, the People (18 & over). Thu 2/27, 9 PM, Carissa's Weird, the Prom (see Spot Check), Card Catalog (18 & over). Fri 2/28, 10 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science, A Pollinaire Rave, Like Young, Eskimos. Sat 3/1, 10:30 PM, Dan Darrah. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Cameron McGill & the Go to Sleep Sweeties, Volcano . . . I'm Still Excited, Rob McColley, Jeff Hanson. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/22, Dinner With Strangers. 630-372-2900.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 3/2, 9 PM, New Invaders. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 2/22, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/27, 3:30 PM, Weeds Duo. 312-441-9334.

STANLEY'S 1970 N. Lincoln: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, live karaoke. 773-642-0007.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Thu 2/27, 10 PM, Bundy Brown (DJ set), Ambivert. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Prime, Clewrock & Perphect, Qwazaar, Nacrobats, Seel, Shamgod, DJ Kico, DJ Mental. Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Wu-Tang Clan after-party with Inspektah Deck, Killah Priest, Cappadonna, Qwazaar, Prime, Phonograph Scientists. Tue 2/25, Zion-I, Divine Allah, Urbanized Music, DJ Verb, DJ Mary Jane. Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Qwazaar, Outerlimitz, Eubrhythmics, O Type Star. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Trading Brains, Sister Child, Gaskit (benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research). 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.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/22, Night Riders. 630-213-1006.

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

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, DJ Sweetsound, DJ Shuteye, DJ V Boy Beto, DJ Wilddag. Sat 2/22, Mr. Blotto. Thu 2/27, DJ Val. Fri 2/28, Scandelle Us, DJ Mo King. 708-389-7810.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Standing on the Ruins of the Stage, DJ Blank. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Back 40, Utah Carol. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Jessica Weiser, Julie Frost, Eric Lee Saitz. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 2/26, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Yvonne Doll, Kelley Clute, John Hasbrouck. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Terry Vittone, Don Conoscenti. Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Shara Worden & Awry, Stephanie Dosen, Ellis. Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Sunnyside Up, Toy. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Frankenpony. Sat 2/22 and Wednesdays, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Peter Cunningham & the Shades. Sat 2/22, open stage. Fri 2/28, Joe Rodriguez. Sat 3/1, Heavy Mental. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/28, Lubriphonic. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/21, Family of the Fold, Aswah Greggori. Sat 2/22, Baaro, Selah. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Smokestack, June's Arrival. Sat 2/22, Black Velvet Band, Downcast, Rain Gods, Sleepers. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Wayne Healy Band. Thu 2/27, Chris Schaffer Band, Huxter, 9-Fifty. Fri 2/28, Super D, Boda Echosend. Sat 3/1, Powerknobs, Phenoms. 773-929-1300.

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

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

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s alternative, synthwave, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-477-5238.

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 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 2/21, DJ Uncle Milty, percussionist Louie Louie. Sat 2/22, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sun 2/23, DJ Steve. Mondays, DJ BJAK. Wednesdays, DJs Phreak & Spaz. Thursdays, DJs FLX & Chris Million. 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 2/22, DJ Lego. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Tue 2/25, DJ Sinjin, Marko Katic, Charles Adler spin techno. Wed 2/26, A-Sides & East Side. Thu 2/27, DJ Angelist, Marcell. 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.

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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/24, 10 PM-2 AM, Caural, DJ Dumb American, DJ Ray_Rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Sat 2/22, 8 PM-3 AM, Leroy Burgess, Mr. A.L.I. 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.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 2/21, 10:30 PM, DJ Sunny Singh. 312-895-2200 or 312-943-2252.

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.

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

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

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

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

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 773-230-3333.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJs Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Tue 2/25, Chris Gin. Wednesdays, 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.

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.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/22, Submerge 101, DJ 3D, Jason Middle, Turbotic (18 & over). 815-758-2715.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, 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. Thu 2/27, DJ Tobias, 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. Sat 2/22, Frankie Knuckles. 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.

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.

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.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Julius Papp, J-Dub. Sat 2/22, Miles Maeda, Hrme. Mon 2/24, DJ Krush, Opus, DJ Striz. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wed 2/26, Mark Farina. Fri 2/28, John Acquaviva. Sat 3/1, Natural Rhythm, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Tyrone. 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). 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. 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.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MassTransit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Greg Dalphone spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, hip-hop open mike with live band, hosted by Tabakin & Saayid. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

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. Sat 2/22, Johnny Vegas, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Goose, DJ Flipside, DJ Jayfunk. Thu 2/27, Tony Humphries, Ron Carroll, DJ Frique, John Curley, Frank Solano. 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 2/22, Johnny Fiasco, Justin Long, Hipolito Sanchez, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 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 2/21, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Lego, Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 2/22, Andre Harris, PNS, Rick Guerrero, Beto Rox, Luis Segura, Omar Perez. Fri 2/28, Jay-J & Chris Lum, Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 3/1, Charles Feelgood, Scott Henry, School & Sheffield, Andre Harris, PNS. 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

CHICAGO MARITIME FESTIVAL with Johnny Collins, Kat yn 't Seil, Mlynn, 97th Regimental String Band, John Conolly, Tom & Chris Kastle, Lanialoha Lee. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-774-7216.

CHIEFTAINS Mon 2/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

J.D CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH, SPECIAL CONSENSUS See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/21, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ENNIS SISTERS Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH: A FOLK OPERA Barbara Barrow, Al Ehrich, Colby Maddox, Linda M. Smith, and Chris Walz perform music by Michael Smith. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

JOE HICKERSON Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 773-324-4100.

IRISH ROVERS Sat 3/1, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

JOHN McCUTCHEON Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TIM O'BRIEN BAND, OLD BLIND DOGS Sat 3/1, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BILL STAINES Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, gymnasium, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

DAR WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Tue 2/25, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Fenians. Sun 3/2, 9 PM, Paddy Reilly. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 2/24, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 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.

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 2/21, 9:30 PM, Clan na Gael. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Gerard Haughey. Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Brendan Loughrey. Sun 3/2, 4 PM, Velvet Green (Celtic supper and dancing). 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.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Tippler's Way. 815-356-9980.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Paul K. and Chico M. Thursdays, 8 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 2/22, Velvet Green. Fri 2/28, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Sunnyside Up, Charming Axe. Sat 3/1, Waco Brothers, Paul Burch. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/22, Barbara Silverman. Fri 2/28, Cantrells. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-724-1390.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Andi & I. 773-465-8005.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sun 2/23, Vince Gill (sold out). Thu 2/27, Yonder Mountain String Band, Reel Time Travelers (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/24, 9:30 PM, Errigal (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 2/21, 10 PM, David Zollo. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Tue 2/25, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 2/22 and Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 2/22, 7 PM, and Sun 2/23, 8 PM, David Wilcox (2/22 sold out). 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 2/21, Jim Kanas. Fri 2/28, Thursday's Child. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

HOWLIN' AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy, and Desla Epison. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

MARK JOURDAN Sat 2/22, 8 PM, American Indian Center, 1630 W. Wilson. 773-907-4665.

FRANK SCOTT JR. & THE MOTAVATIONS performs at an opening reception for the exhibition "Frank Scott Jr. and the Struggle to Preserve Maxwell Street." Fri 2/21, 6 PM, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, 1926 N. Halsted. 773-665-4802.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS, ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR, BARRETT SISTERS, CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CHIP JOHNSON Randi Von Ellefson conducts a gospel concert. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075.

ALBERTINA WALKER Discussion and performance; free admission. Tue 2/25, 11:30 AM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

ROBERT WOOTEN CHORAL ENSEMBLE Thu 2/27, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-7459.

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 2/21 and Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Penthouse Playboys. Sat 3/1, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Sat 2/22, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays and Tue 2/25, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 2/27, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Lindsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/25, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 2/23, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 2/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/25, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 2/26, Pistol Pete. Thu 2/27, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Eddy Clearwater. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 2/23, noon, Eric Noden. Sun 3/2, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Tuesdays, 7 PM, jam session hosted by the Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Blues Revue. Thursdays, 7 PM, Thunderfoot & the Blues Kickers. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/21, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Chick Willis (see Critic's Choice), Michael Coleman. Sun 2/23, Byther Smith. Mon 2/24, jam hosted by Jimmy Burns. Tue 2/25, Lurrie Bell. Wed 2/26, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Thu 2/27, Dion Payton. Fri 2/28, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Phil Guy, Sammy Fender. Sat 3/1, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Kenny Neal, Matthew Skoller. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/21, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 2/22, Wayne Baker Brooks. Fri 2/28, Kenny Neal. 630-513-0074.

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. Fri 2/21, Undertoad. Sat 2/22, Silver Lining. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 2/28, Monkey Tongues. 773-685-8083.

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

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 3/1, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 2/22, Ken Saydak Trio. Fri 2/28, Dr. H & the Blues Keepers. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 2/22, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 2/22, B.K. Read & the Blinding Light Band, poet J.J. Tindall. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys (no cover). 773-549-9624.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/21, 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 2/22, 9:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Band. Tue 2/25, 8:30 PM, Pauline York Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 3/1, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 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 2/21, the Buzz. Sat 2/22, No Mercy Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/25, Phil Armetta. Wed 2/26, Deena Bogart. Thu 2/27, Chicago Red Hots. Fri 2/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 2/22, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/28, Willie Clayton, Otis Clay (Grass Roots Foundation 6th annual benefit). 312-266-2400.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sundays, Charlie Love, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 2/27, Kid Dynamite, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs, Lindsey Alexander & Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

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

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

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-362-6688.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/22, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/22, Madman Blues Band. 773-279-9300.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sun 2/23, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Thu 2/27, Keith Scott Trio. 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 2/21, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 2/22, Pistol Pete. Wed 2/26, Jim Anderson. Fri 2/28, Moods. Sat 3/1, Nellie Travis. 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 2/21, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 2/22, Eddy Clearwater with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 2/26, Vino Louden (no cover). Thu 2/27, Lindsey Alexander (no cover). Fri 2/28, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/21 and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 2/22, Detroit Jr. Wed 2/26, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thu 2/27, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo. Fri 2/28, John Primer. Sat 3/1, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 2/22, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 2/28, Joanna Connor. Sat 3/1, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/21, Chicago Blues Angels. Thu 2/27, Juke Joint Money Makers. Fri 2/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix (2/25 with Mike Wheeler). 708-389-7810.

VERSIE'S LOUNGE 4310 S. Prairie: Sundays, 9 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-723-3694.

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

jazz

concerts

JACKIE ALLEN QUARTET Sun 3/2, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

ANCESTRAL RESURRECTION ENSEMBLE Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 312-263-1649.

KELLY BRAND Sun 2/23, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

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

CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE WITH BOBBI WILSYN perform "A Tribute to Nina Simone and Music of the Black Aesthetic;" free admission. Wed 2/26 and Thu 2/27, 12:30 and 7:30 PM, and Fri 2/28, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7459.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH FRANZ JACKSON & JOHNNY FRIGO perform the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bix Beiderbecke in "The Birth of Jazz." Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 312-344-6245.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA WITH BUTCH MILES performs under the direction of Grover Mitchell as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH VINCE MAGGIO & MARK COLBY Free concert. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-7664.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND WITH BOBBY SHEW, GARY SMULYAN, AND DENNIS MACKREL performs as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLES perform as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 1 and 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/23, 1 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

JAMMIN' WITH POPS Tribute to Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

ERNST KAREL & TIM DAISY Free concert. Tue 2/25, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

JIM KULL QUINTET Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

JOE LOVANO STREET BAND WITH GIL GOLDSTEIN See Critic's Choice. Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ PROGRAM Free concert. Fri 2/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOB MINTZER BIG BAND performs as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

NICOLE MITCHELL & BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE Free admission. Thu 2/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Don Owens. Mon 2/24, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

JOANIE PALLATTO WITH WILLIE PICKENS & BRADLEY PARKER-SPARROW Free concert. Tue 2/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TANYA REED, ART BURTON & THE PEOPLE OF THE SUN COLLECTIVE Discussion and performance; free admission. Tue 2/25, 5 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

DIANNE REEVES, ROY HARGROVE QUARTET Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 2/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SHAWN SALMON TRIO Free concert. Fri 2/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ FACULTY Mon 2/24, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/21, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quintet. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 2/26, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 2/27, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 2/28, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Peter Roothaan & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. 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.

BABALUCI 2152 N. Damen: Restaurant with live jazz upstairs on weekends at 8 PM. Fridays, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-486-5300.

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 2/21 through Sun 2/23, Detour. Thu 2/27 through Sun 3/2, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 2/21, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. Sat 2/22, John Mahady & Beckie Menzie (tribute to Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis). Sat 2/28, Bob Perna's 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. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 2/26, Jazz Vertigo. 630-406-0008.

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

CAFE ORANGE 5639-41 N. Lincoln: Thu 2/27, 10 PM, Preetham Marati Quartet. 773-275-5040.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Full Effect Trio. 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 2/28, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 847-647-8282.

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

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

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

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

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 2/25, 10 PM, Triage. Wed 2/26, 9:30 PM, Dragons 1976. 773-276-3600.

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 2/23, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, John Mose Trio. Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Alex Martinez's Latin Experience. 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/21, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Wed 2/26, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. Thu 2/27, Juli Wood Duo. Fri 2/28, Petropoulos Organ Quartet. 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: Sun 2/23, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet (no cover). Tue 2/25, 6 PM, Dan Cray Trio (no cover). Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Bobby Schiff Band. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Cecile Savage Trio (no cover). Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Melvin Sparks Band. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/21, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Bob Mintzer Big Band; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with John McLean, Zach Brock, Jim Gailloreto, Dave Onderdonk, Larry Kohut, Tom Hipskind, Grazyna Auguscik, Jeff Beer Sextet; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Harold Arlen tribute). Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/28, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Oscar Brown Jr; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Suenos; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/2, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Kathryn Gauthier. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Mike Barber. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 2/26, 8 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/28, 6 PM, George Banks. Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Life in Review performs at Poetry Competition Explosion III. 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 2/23, Design Flaw (see Critic's Choice), Jason Roebke's Rapid Croche. Sun 3/2, Nick Broste Trio, Spazztet. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Sun 2/23, Savoir Faire. Mondays, Detour & Divas. Thu 2/27, Transit. 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 2/21 through Sun 2/23, Sonny Fortune Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Mon 2/24, 7 and 10 PM, Mark Colby Quartet, 18-Piece Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage. Thu 2/27 through Sun 3/2, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. 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. Thu 2/27, 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 2/21, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Trio. 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 2/28, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/25, 10 PM, HeadQuarters with Eric Koppa, Mike Caskey, Teddy Ribbens, Paul Spata, John Zelisko. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. Sundays and Mondays, Lynette Stawling. Tuesdays, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lenny Perrata & Brent Benteler. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/25, 7 PM, "Art Into Action" with Laurence Hobgood Trio, Kurt Elling, Anne Harris, Tony Fitzpatrick, Jon Langford & Sally Timms, Organic Mind Unit & others (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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 2/21, 9 PM, Union Circle. Wed 2/26, 9 PM, Airborne. Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Peter Schwendener. 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, 8:30 PM, Neshama (sit-ins welcome). 773-743-7855.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 2/23, Bradley Williams Duo. Mon 2/24, Bill Peterson Duo. Tue 2/25, Frank Portolese. Wed 2/26, Peter Sliwka. Thu 2/27, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

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 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Dave Specter Trio. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/23, Shawn Salmon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 3/2, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Savoir Faire. Sun 2/23, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 2/25, Erin McDougald Trio. Wed 2/26, Dave Specter Organ Trio. Thu 2/27, Bradley Williams Trio with Gingi Lahera. Fri 2/28, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/22, King Fleming Trio. Tue 2/25, Matt Wolf. Wed 2/26, Mark Madsen. Fri 2/28, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. 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 2/25, 8 PM, Jeb Bishop Group, Matt Schneider Trio. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Havana. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Thu 2/27, Headquarters. Fri 2/28, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-276-9730.

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

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 773-873-5700.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Blue Son. 312-492-6100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Bill Peterson Duo with Rich Fudoli. Sun 2/23, 11 AM, Paulinho Garcia. Fri 2/28, 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson Duo. 312-787-9596.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Dror Feiler. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/22, Q Blue. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 2/24, John Brumbach Quartet. Tue 2/25, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Sat 3/1, 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.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Sat 3/1, 9 and 10:30 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Gary Bartz & Billy Harper. 773-805-9036.

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

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

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

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

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

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 2/21, David Boykin Expanse, Black Folk Music with Dennis Winslett. Sat 2/22, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble, David Young Group, Matana Roberts. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 2/27, Kaliq Woods Quintet, Tanya Reed & the Jazz Continuum. Fri 2/28, Anders Svanoe Quintet. Sat 3/1, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. 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.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Restaurant with music at 8 PM. Fri 2/28, Marshall Vente Trio with Jim Batson & Isi Perez. 630-663-9467.

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

LA ZINGARA 2300 E. Rand, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Frank Lamphere Duo. 847-398-3700.

international

concerts

CHRISTOPHER YOHMEI BLASDEL & MIKA KIMULA Free Japanese music concert. Thu 2/27, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

HABIB KOITE, DJ WARP Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

LINGUA MUSICA under the direction of Donald Neale. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-764-0503.

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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/28, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/22, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Asakivle, Sir Shina Owolabi & the African Morning Stars Band. Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Angelle, DJ El Papichulo. Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Luciano Antonio Trio (18 & over). Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Sat 2/22, Hector Silveira. Tue 2/25, Yorumba. 312-266-2400.

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.

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

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

ALBAN BERG QUARTET (Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ANDREW ARMSTRONG piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Liszt, Chopin, Prokofiev, Bach). Free admission. Wed 2/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts Frank Ferko's Stabat Mater. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

CANADIAN BRASS Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

SAORI CHIBA piano, in a free concert (Chopin, Debussy, Ginastera, Mozart). Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview, Wilmette. 847-256-9567.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor (Norbury, Hohne, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Widor, Ball, Respighi). Fri 2/21, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS premiere Bruce Adolphe's Witches, Wizards, Spells and Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare in a family concert. Sat 2/22, 10 and 11:30 AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Sun 2/23, 3 PM, organist Johannes Unger. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Tony Arnold and violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Lutoslawski, Walton, Beethoven). Sun 3/2, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Larry Combs (Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM, and Tue 2/25, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman (Elgar, Sibelius). Thu 2/27 and Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Haydn, Szymanowski, Mendelssohn). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/22, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Jospeh Glymph in a free chamber music concert (Rota, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Haydn). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITAL Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CUBE contemporary chamber ensemble with pipa soloist Wei Yang and erhu soloist Betty Xiang in a program of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean composers (Takemitsu, Shinohara, Abe, Yun, Chen Yi, and others). Wed 2/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE performs Puccini's Tosca. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

EAST MEETS WEST Fengshi Yang, conductor, with soprano Linda Ogden Hagen in a free concert. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-357-6714.

STEVE EDWARDS AND PHILIP SIMMONS guitars, with pianist Melody Lord (Castelnuovo-Tedesco and others). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 73 Park Dr., Glenview. 847-920-9569.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Bauman, conductor, with cellist Sharon Robinson in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Fri 2/28, 8:30 PM, Sat 3/1, 8 PM, and Sun 3/2, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with cellist Charlie Tyler and dancers from the Mayer School of Irish Dance (Maxwell Davies, Moncayo, Tchaikovsky, Elgar). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/21, 12:10 PM, soprano Annie Picard and guitarist Julie Goldberg. Fri 2/28, 12:10 PM, pianist Robert Vanderschaaf. 312-787-4570.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman conducts a free children's concert (Graham, Humperdinck, de Meij, Cichy). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Geneva High School, 415 Logan, Geneva. 847-695-7096.

MATTHEW GANONG AND SHIHO TOYONAGA piano and viola (Beethoven, Schubert, Bridge, Clarke, Mozart). Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-784-3273.

FAREED HAQUE AND BRIAN TOROSIAN guitars (Ponce, D. Scarlatti, Corelli, Leclair). Tue 2/25, 8 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-2636.

HOLLAND WIND PLAYERS Sun 2/23, 7 PM (Mozart, Rossini, Weber, and others), Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3070.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

MIHAELA IONESCU, RUSSELL HERSHOW, DIANE MUES, BRADLEY OPLAND, MATHIEU DUFOUR, DENNIS MICHEL, CRAIG MORRIS, AND PATRICIA LEE violins, viola, bass, flute, bassoon, trumpet, and harpsichord (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Rossini, Ysaye, Zelenka, Fasch). Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GORAN IVANOVIC guitar (Brouwer, Piazzolla, Ivanovic, and others). Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 630-323-2885.

CHRISTIAN KRAUSE AND RAGHU SURYANARAYANAN pianos, in a free recital (Bach, Liszt). Thu 2/27, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484 or 773-702-8069.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Adele Anthony (Mendelssohn, Brahms). Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

JONITA LATTIMORE soprano, with pianist Harriet Marty in a free concert. Mon 2/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

SANG MEE LEE AND ALMITA VAMOS violins, with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya in an all-Prokofiev program. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Wed 2/26, 2 PM, and Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Futral and countertenors David Daniels and Bejun Mehta (Handel, Partenope). Sun 2/23, 2 PM, and Thu 2/27, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Veronica Villarroel, tenor Neil Shicoff, and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Verdi, A Masked Ball). 312-332-2244.

WINNERS OF MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston: Sat 2/22, 3:30 PM, violinist Conrad Tao with Midwest Young Artists Orchestra (Mendelssohn, Haydn, Schubert); 5:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Percussion, Wind, Brass, and String Ensembles; 7:30 PM, trombonist Rachel Levin and soprano Alisa Jordheim with Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra (Menotti, Schubert, Hindemith). 847-926-9898.

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano (Prokofiev, Gershwin). Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Carolyn Sampson (Gluck, Mozart). Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 2/24, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY with pianist Andrea Swan (Schumann, Stravinsky, Dello Joio, Foster). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor, with pianist Claudio Richerme (Dukas, Villa-Lobos, Brahms). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8535.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHILDREN'S CHOIR in a joint concert (Bach, Harris, Smith). Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Mary Springfels, conductor (Frescobaldi, Cangiasi, and others). Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt, conductor (Maslanka, Westlake, Watts, Colgrass). Thu 2/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (Bernstein, Stravinsky, Hanson, Copland). Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER OPERA Frederick Ockwell conducts Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM, and Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Julia Davids, conductor, with pianist Emily Parker (Legrenzi, Purcell, Pachelbel, Hatfield, Telfer). Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORCHESTRA OF SAINT VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Aruna Serbanescu, violinist Peter Blagoev, and cellist Heather Moncrief (Brahms, Ravel, Tchaikovsky). Sun 2/23, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE with soprano Patrice Michaels (Schubert, Haydn, Clarke). Wed 2/26, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET performs all five string quartets of Elliott Carter; see Critic's Choice. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PINOTAGE (Orrego-Salas, Start). Sat 2/22, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 773-442-4978.

WALTER PREUCIL, CHANNING PHILBRICK, EMILY LODINE, RICHARD WEBSTER, AND DANIEL GINGRICH cello, trumpet, soprano, organ, and horn, with others in a benefit concert for Bach Week Festival in Evanston (Mozart, Clarke/Purcell, Saint-Saens, Schickele, and others). Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/22, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Gliere, Grofe, Respighi, Kabalevsky). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

RIALTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sandra Perry Thompson, conductor (Copland, traditional, and others). Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, 75 W. Van Buren, Joliet. 815-726-0352.

MAIA SURACE AND DAVID KEAR BOOTH sing "opera, operetta, classical, and musical comedy." Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

TANO VENTI WOODWIND QUINTET Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free concert (Levinson and others). Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon, conductor, with trumpeter John Hagstrom in a free concert (Sousa, Levy, Sullivan, King). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8484 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Andrew Carpenter conducts in a benefit for the University of Illinois at Chicago Band Scholarship Fund (Alford, Sousa, Jacob, Byrd, Zdechlik, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bennett, Rodgers). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor, with violinist Gidon Kremer (Berg, Bruckner). Wed 2/26, 8:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LUKAS VONDRACEK piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Smetana). Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey conducts Robert Convery's Songs of Children. Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. Fifth, Naperville. 630-375-7709.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

DAVID YONAN violin, with violinist Almita Vamos and others (Prokofiev, Bernstein, Mendelssohn). Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-274-9262 or 815-356-6296.

miscellaneous

ALL-CITY HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Free concert. Thu 2/27, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

CHUTE MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUL EXPERIENCE DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLE Thu 2/27, 7 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-864-5683.

RALPH COVERT Children's concert. Sun 2/23, 2, 4, and 6 PM, Happy Child Studios, 741 Main, Evanston. 847-733-9545.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/23, 2 PM, kids' show with Steph Turner, Zak Morgan, Kelly Hogan, Steve & Liam, Justin Roberts. 773-227-4433.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sun 3/2, 1 PM, ScribbleMonster & His Pals (children's concert; no cover). 708-388-8881.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 3/1, 4 PM, Chuck Cheeseman, Karen Banks-Lubicz (children's show). 773-929-3680.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 2/24, Gospel Joy with Leonard Barr & friends. 312-346-3278.

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