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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AFI, THE EXPLOSION, BLOOD BROTHERS Sold out. Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Sun 4/13, 5 PM, Stevenson High School West Auditorium, 2 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 847-634-4000, ext. 1882.

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/12, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

CALIFONE, BROKEBACK See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/12, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TERRY CALLIER & BEYOND, RENEE AUSTIN Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

CHEAP TRICK, GUIDED BY VOICES Sold out. Sat 4/12, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CURRENT VIBE Sun 4/13, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

DADA 18 & over. Fri 4/18, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ANI DIFRANCO, BITCH & ANIMAL Sold out. Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

DISCO BISCUITS, BROTHERS PAST 18 & over. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DREMANA, MORPHEUS, VENUE Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

RYAN FLAGSTAD Fri 4/18, 9 PM (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.), Goodbar, 2512 N. Halsted. 773-296-9700.

FUNK BROTHERS with Joan Osborne, Maxi Priest, Darlene Love & Bootsy Collins; 18 & over. Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CAROL GENETTI, MICHAEL HARTMAN, BARRY BENNETT, MARSHALL HANBURY, SHELDON B. SMITH, MELISSA M. BIRCH and other perform at Hijack Dance Company's tribute to Yoko Ono. Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, 8 PM, and Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

GROOVE ARMADA 18 & over. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

HARTLAND EXPRESS, DAVE BRAGMAN, GAUGHAN, BECKY SEIP, ANNEMARIE SERRA and others perform at a benefit for McHenry County Peace Group. Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-0731.

JOEL JANIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

ELTON JOHN, BILLY JOEL Sold out. Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

PATRICIA KAAS Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-777-8988.

KILL HANNAH Fri 4/11, 7 PM, Regency Room, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, Lucinda and Normal, De Kalb. 815-753-1580.

WES KING Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

KINSEY SICKS Fri 4/18, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

AVRIL LAVIGNE, SIMPLE PLAN, GOB Sold out. Sat 4/19, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

UTE LEMPER performs at Performing Arts Chicago's annual spring gala and benefit. See Critic's Choice. Mon 4/14, 6 PM, Empire Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 773-722-5463.

UTE LEMPER See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

STEPH LOY Free in-store performance. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LUCE Thu 4/17, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-665-7600 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION All-ages. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MADAME CHAO, IRENE MOON, 10 BRAIN, INSECT DELI Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

ADAM MOE Free concert. Fri 4/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOONLIGHTERS perform at the Moonlight Masquerade Ball and benefit. Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

MATT NEVERUSKY performs followed by an open mike. Sun 4/13, 8 PM, the Space, 4829 N. Damen. 773-297-2745.

NEW ODYSSEY Benefit concert. Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5281.

DARYL NITZ Wed 4/16, 7 PM, with pianist George Howe, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

DONNY OSMOND Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469 or 630-637-5411.

RUSSILL PAUL Fri 4/11, 7:30 PM, Healing Earth Resources, 3111 N. Ashland. 773-327-8459.

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Sold out. Mon 4/14, Wed 4/16, and Thu 4/17, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TOM PRASADA-RAO Sat 4/12, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JACKSON RHOM, BOB LOVECCHIO QUARTET perform at a benefit for the Cynthia Bland O'Toole Scholarship Fund at Miami University. Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan. 773-388-9131.

TODD RUNDGREN, ROYSTON LANGDON Fri 4/11, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN SINCLAIR Free discussion and CD signing. Sat 4/19, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JASON SOLIDAY, JUSTIN C. ROUNDS, TERMINAL 4 Sun 4/20, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000, RA, OUTSPOKEN All-ages. Wed 4/16, 6 PM, Congress Theatre, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS 18 & over. Thu 4/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 18 & over. Sun 4/20, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BRIAN VANDER ARK, MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, EMM GRYNER Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

VOODOO PILOT Free in-store performance. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JONATHAN WEBER pianist, in a tribute to Henry Mancini; free admission. Fri 4/18, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

WIDESPREAD PANIC Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212. @MListing.Head:Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Dave Edmunds, Marshall Crenshaw (4/12 with Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics). Mon 4/14, 9 PM, Anniversary (see Spot Check), Murder by Death, Like Young, Arrivals (18 & over). Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, DJ Fakts One, Organic Mind Unit. Wed 4/16 and Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Minus 5 (see Spot Check; sold out). Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Mono, Volta Do Mar (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Sadies, Jon Langford & the Sadies. Sat 4/19, Deathray Davies, Riptones, Josh Seib & Satellite 66. 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Lou Dogg, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays, Pat B. Tue 4/15, DJ Structure. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ryan Hagen (with DJ 2 Much Funk Saturdays in the Loft). Thursdays, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/11, Kimi Hayes. Sat 4/12, Bruce Holmes. Fri 4/18, David Wilner. Sat 4/19, Brian Starr. 630-778-9090.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 4/19, Heartsfield. 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 4/11, 9 PM and midnight, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret perform at Chicago Burlesque and Vaudeville show. Sat 4/12, Cougars, Combo #3, Filament. Sun 4/13, Dayna Malow, Gavra Lynn. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/15, Kevin O'Brien & Six-Pack Moses, Joan Anderson & Pill Face Jones. Wed 4/16, Babaganoo, Keith Scott, Nick Langis. Thu 4/17, Redline, Soulfix, Tom Chase Band. Fri 4/18, Alan Trammell Band, Entrinzic, HeadQuarters. Sat 4/19, Lucius Warbaby, Jesus & the Devil, Dead Electric, Barajas, Easy Tiger. 773-281-4444.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 4/11, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Daryl & George's Dinner Show. 773-435-0130.

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

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thu 4/17, 9:30 PM, Emerald, Cory Walker, Laveda Burns, Angela Martin. 312-266-1234.

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.

BLUE IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Fri 4/11, 10 PM, Foam Rubber (no cover). 708-429-1000.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Last of the Showmen, Ryan Smith & the Melismatics, Infrasonics. Sat 4/12, Bumpus, New Math, Mad Lab (18 & over). Sun 4/13, DJ James Webb. Wed 4/16, Silver Atlas, Mucho Pousto, Glen Coe, Ken L. Worth spin punk, funk, disco, electroclash, and Britpop. Thu 4/17, Deer, Boy With Stick, Autumn War. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Blank Theory, Crash Poet, Liftpoint, Calico System (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Webb Brothers, Turner Joy, Sin Ropas. Sat 4/19, Ivorywire, Plura (18 & over). Sun 4/20, Stage Fright: God vs. Satan. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Code Talkers. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 4/18, Ulu, Swivel Hips Smith. Sat 4/19, Free Space, Del Mar. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 4/11, 7 PM, Tim Nolan. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike. Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Gypsy. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, music and spoken word performances (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 4/11, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 4/12, 8:30 PM, Stone Giants. Sun 4/13, 7 PM, open jam with Alton J & Spur of the Moment. Fri 4/18, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell & Friends. Sat 4/19, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/11, Alan Trammell Band. Fri 4/18, Susie Gomez & the Hollywoods. Sat 4/19, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Pop 1280, Gentleman John Battles. Sat 4/12, Vee Dee, Branches, White Outs. 312-922-6392.

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thu 4/17 and Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Kinsey Sicks. 773-871-7610.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk & glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop & rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Third Thursday of every month, DJ Sarah spins indie and classic rock. 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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Unique Chique, Shifties, Stone City Stragglers. Sat 4/12, Mojo Filter, Joe Jacobs, Gavra Lynn. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 4/18, Pat McCurdy. Sat 4/19, Brian Vander Ark. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Saturdays, Lou Dogg, Sold Out. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 4/17, 10:30 PM, Cru L.I.F.E. Fri 4/18, Urban Funk Ordinance, Buddha's Belly. Sat 4/19, Dan Darrah, Air This Side of Caution, Bryter. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Catfight. Sat 4/12, Weathered (Creed tribute). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/18, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/19, American English (Beatles tribute). 847-541-4700.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Thursdays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. 708-848-3434.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 E. Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/11, 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: Fridays, 8 PM, Joan Curto. Fri 4/11, 10:30 PM, Naked (Leonard Cohen tribute). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Sara Davis & Justin Hayford. Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader (Dolly Parton tribute). Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Jeanne Scherkenbach. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Thu 4/17, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. Fri 4/18, 10:30 PM, Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits tribute). Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Sara Davis & Justin Hayford. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze, Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/13, DJ Lexi. Mon 4/14, DJ Darius. Tue 4/15, DJ Alex. Wed 4/16, DJ Lawrence. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sun 4/20, 9 PM, Peven Everett. 312-421-1759.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/11, 9 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Stuart Davis. Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors, Punsapaya, All Fours, DJ Mass Transit. Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Party of Helicopters, Drive, Disengage, Solo Flyer, Velvet Sun. Wed 4/16, 9 PM, Annika Bentley, Andrew Morgan. Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Siderunners, Forty Piece Choir, Read Letter, Plane, Black Bear Combo, Soren Davis, Pixel Brat. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Mofro, New Soul Theory. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Houston, Great Fire of 1666, Haymarket Riot, Mount St. Helens. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 4/12, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Underwater People. Sat 4/12, Trilogy. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/18, Colour. Sat 4/19, Aunt Janet. 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 4/11, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 4/12, Planet Strange. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 4/18, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/19, Michael Heaton Band, Mooch, Paul Wenzel. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/12, Sunnyside Up. Sat 4/19, Ben Schmidt. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 4/11, Who Did Bender, B.B.M.T., Marizen, Kim Fox. Sat 4/12, Nuisance, Cane Corso, Domestic Godzilla, Crazed. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 4/15, Forgotten Four, Treason Brothers, M. Headphone. Wed 4/16, Gold So Red, Sometimes Seven. Thu 4/17, Duenow, Skid, Emilie Autumn. Fri 4/18, Left Setter, Escape From Earth, Gaskit. Sat 4/19, Pet Lover, Rockaway Cobra, Callisto, Serilian. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Insomnia. Fri 4/18, Eric McCabe & Brian Lupo. Sat 4/19, Dinner With Strangers. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/11, 10 PM, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, DJ Qualls, Furious Styles. Sat 4/12, 10 PM, DJ Traxx, Deecoy, John Simmons. Sun 4/13, 9:30 PM, Janet Bean & Concertina Wire (see Post No Bills), L'A. Mon 4/14, 9:30 PM, Blackouts (see Spot Check), American Minor, Deadhounds. Thu 4/17, 9:30 PM, Chris Clark, Mira Calix, DJ Ray_Rod. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Longwave, Office, Stag Party. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Denali, Slumber Party, the Race, the Close. 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 4/11 and Sun 4/13, Dub Dis. Sat 4/12 and Thu 4/17, Indika. Mon 4/14, Daddy Lester. Wed 4/16, Devon Brown. Fri 4/18, Rasta Kelly. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, Rick Hype. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Zuaz, Velocity. Sat 4/12, Stolen Goods. Thu 4/17, Jane Doe Band. Fri 4/18, Only Sons. Sat 4/19, Kato & the Houseboys. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Mark Zeus Band. Sat 4/12, Fast Jack. Tuesdays, open mike with Nicky's Band. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Goats. Thu 4/17, 7 PM, Saraphine, Catchstone. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Stir Crazy, Stomp Aberdeen. 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. Fri 4/11, 7 PM, Epoxies, Vexers (see Spot Check), Groovie Ghoulies, Apers, Electric Eel Shock. Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Sterling, Sicbay, Ring Cicada. Sun 4/13, 6 PM, Hope Conspiracy, Vaux, Brazilla, Business Machines. Mon 4/14, 6 PM, Strike Anywhere, Repos, Tomsawyer, Thunderfist. Wed 4/16, 6 PM, River City High, Schatzi, Decatur, Holiday; 10 PM, Minus the Bear, Killing Tree, Dakota/Dakota. Thu 4/17, 7 PM, Caroliner Rainbow, Wolf Eyes, Metalux, Panicsville, Pod Blatz, Jonnyx & the Groadies. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Rise Against, None More Black, Spitalfield, Layman's Terms; 10 PM, MC Paul Barman, Jessy Moss. Sat 4/19, 5 PM, Rise Against, None More Black, Black Cross, Sweet Cobra; 9 PM, Drag the River, Deminer, Redline, Vena Cava. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, Q & Not U, Denali, Chin Up Chin Up. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/11, 10 PM, Red Elvises. Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Teddy Morgan, Kent Rose. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Jimmy & Ray Show. 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 4/11, Whiskey Kitchen. Sat 4/12, Dry County. Thu 4/17, Linbic System. Fri 4/18, Dan Darrah, Stolie. Sat 4/19, Bamboo Grove. 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: Fri 4/11, 9:30 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Hello Dave. 630-416-4898.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/18, Afrika Bambaataa. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/11, Kim & Greg. Sat 4/12, Fly-by-Night Hillbillies, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Rotgut. Mon 4/14, Baked Beans. Wed 4/16, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 4/18, Secretariat, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 4/19, Astropop. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/11, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/13, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 4/14, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 4/15, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/16, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 4/17, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 4/11, 9 PM, Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Tue 4/15 through Fri 4/18, 9 PM, and Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Mon 4/14, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/11, Joan Anderson, Maria Hines. 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. 847-724-1390.

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 4/11, Georges, Madahari, Milk at Midnight. Sat 4/12, Centaur, Mezzanines. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ike Reilly. Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Grinner, Malcolm Effect, Nods. Fri 4/18, Melochrome, Nad Navillus, Kaspar Hauser, Ilya. Sat 4/19, Western Grand, Big Buildings, New High Low. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM. No cover. Wed 4/16, Meisha Herron performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 4/12, Sweet Medicine. Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Alix Olsen, Doria Roberts. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement (benefit for Nuclear Energy Information Service). Sun 4/20, 8 PM, John Sinclair, Michigan Band Glowb. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN COVE 5338 N. Lincoln: Nightly, DJs spin and host karaoke. 773-275-6711.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now. Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Bobby Birdman, Badger King, Kallikak Family, Paul's Sad Bastard Chicken Coop, Resuming Inertia; 12:30 AM, DJ Hunter Husar. Wed 4/16, 10 PM, Noahjohn & Eugene Chadbourne. Thu 4/17, 9:30 PM, Maddies, Libido Grande. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Plastic Crimewave, Civilized Age, Rabbit Rabbit. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, A Month of Somedays, Malachi Constant, Jai Alai; 12:30 AM, DJ Lucifer Sam. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/11, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides, Pleasing Betty, Omegamen. Sat 4/12, Crosseyed Cats, Entrinzic. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Fri 4/18, Bob Zagotta, Spunji, Hat Guys. Sat 4/19, Katie Todd Band, Lori Wyatt, Jimmy Kingsway Band. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Omar, DJ Twilite Tone. Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Heiruspecs (18 & over). Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 4/12 and Sun 4/13, 9 PM, Al Green, Lizz Wright. Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Rusted Root (sold out). Wed 4/16, 9 PM, Jurassic 5, DJ Format (18 & over). Thu 4/17, 6 PM, Saliva, (Hed) Planet Earth, Stereomud, Breaking Benjamins, Systematic (18 & over). Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Soulive, Maktub (18 & over). Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Pat Green, Lost Trailers (18 & over). Sun 4/20, 6:15 PM, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 4:30 PM, the Zone. Wed 4/16 and Thu 4/17, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

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 Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G. Thursdays, DJ Axis spins hip-hop, rock, and new wave. 773-394-2066.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Too White Crew, Fast Tag. Sat 4/12, Hairbanger's Ball, Tuck Pence. Mon 4/14, DJ Freckles, Diz, DJ Jermaine. Fri 4/18, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Boda. Sat 4/19, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Matt Pinizzotto Band. 773-348-7592.

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

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, 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. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx. 773-348-5100.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/11, 10 PM, Retreads, Clusterz, Lynyrd's Innards, Burnside Bridge. Sat 4/12, Sara Hollister Band, Dropped Once, Primo. Sun 4/13, Pete Special. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 4/15, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. Wed 4/16, Void Where Prohibited. Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Saps, Hillbilly Winos, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. Fri 4/18, Holy Ghosts, Erupters, Jabs. Sat 4/19, People Will Blink, Foibles. 773-871-3757.

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

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. Wed 4/16, 7:30 PM, Morgan. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/11, 10 PM, Down the Line, Kapsalis Trio, Big Sky String Band. Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Burlesque Not Bombs. Mon 4/14, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Wed 4/16, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Brother Lowdown, Roho, Bitter Tears of Petra. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Vic Chesnutt, M. Ward. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Dan Bern, Andy Stochansky. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/11, 7 PM, Polyphonic Spree, Patrick Park (all-ages). Sat 4/12, 6:30 PM, Catch-22, River City Rebels, Madcap, Count the Stars (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Molotov (18 & over). Sun 4/13, 5:30 PM, Atmosphere with Slug & Mr. Dibbs (see Critic's Choice), Heiruspecs, Dillinger 4, Contriband, Deejaybird, DJ Nikoless (all-ages). Mon 4/14, 7 PM, Jayhawks (see Critic's Choice), Tim Easton (all-ages). Tue 4/15, 6:30 PM, Mooney Suzuki, Realistics, Loudermilk, Koufax (all-ages). Thu 4/17, 7:30 PM, Neo-Futurists: 30 Girl Bands in 60 Minutes with Even in Blackouts, Tallullah, Heather's Damage, Chicago Kings, Kim, Liz Carroll, Starball, Lynne Jordan, Jess Pillmore, Kat Parsons, Katie James, Butterfly Kiss, Cover Girls, Evelyn Weston, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Sara Osmer, Gwen Pippin, Nomy Lamm, Amy Queseda-Parks, Big Smith, Kelly Hogan, Dolly Varden, and others. Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Fischerspooner (all-ages). Sat 4/19, 5:30 PM, MU330, First Grade Crush, Skapone, Rudie, Stamp'd, Donkey Punch, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages); 11 PM, LTJ Bukem, Makoto, MC Conrad, 1000 Vertical Ft. (18 & over). Sun 4/20, 6 PM, Pigface, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Zeromancer, Bile (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/12, 9:30 PM, Seven Day Run. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Saturday June Band. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Mission Creep. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 4/11, 10 PM, Salvation Army. Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. Sun 4/13 and Sun 4/20, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Jimmy Cole Trio. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Thu 4/17, Dave Tamkin. 312-427-2572.

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

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 4/19, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/11, Grinner, Sub Doma, Chiral. Sat 4/12, Functional Blackouts, Kilowatts, Foo-Foo, Krunchies. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 4/13, 2 PM, John Storms-Rohm (children's concert); 7 PM, Jesters. Tue 4/15, 8 PM, DJs spin hip-hop and soul. Wed 4/16, 9 PM, Ulu, Future Rock. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Caroliner, Wolf Eyes, No Doctors, My Name Is Rar-Rar. Sat 4/19, Floorbirds, Andrew Morgan, Vatican Unit. 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house, and old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Nightrain (Guns N' Roses tribute). Wed 4/16, 9 PM, Spent, Fractured, Seconds From Silence, Dual Exhaust. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Angry Chair (Alice in Chains tribute), Sum Hate, Synix. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Allette Brooks, Maria Hines. Tue 4/15, 8 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free; 4/3 with Elizabeth Whitney & Antara. Fri 4/18, 7 PM, J.T. Newman, Scott Free, Rose Tulley & others perform at a benefit for Dyke Mic. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 4/11, Left Setter, Mighty Fine Machine, Velvet Sun. Sat 4/12, Sunhead King, Downtown Tripper Mind. Sun 4/13, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius (early show), Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form, Rick Garcia, Mark Fullaflava. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 4/16, Groovepushers. Fri 4/18, Ruben Waters Loves You, Chris Long, Gold Coast Refuse. Sat 4/19, Jason Blake, Irradio, Conscious Pool. Sun 4/20, Brothers Past, Mitch, Future Rock. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/11, 9:30 PM, Torn, 7 Degrees From Center, Lifeblood, DMV. Sat 4/12, 5 PM, Godsize, One Step Behind, Slavedrum, Fear of Sound, Buzzhorn, Quick Change, Flathead Fillups. Sun 4/13, 5 PM, Private Joker, Ellicit, Duct Tape Mustache, Citizens, Shattered Angel. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Celestial Static, Detour, America's #1 Sweetheart, Wonderlust, Stickman, Slick, Maddface. Sat 4/19, 5 PM, Coma, Leyden Moon, Portrait, Simple Frustration, Swellbox, Broken Language, One-Trick Arsenal, IV. 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W. 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, and others. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/12, Red Wigglers, Endswell. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Fri 4/18, Buzzards. Sat 4/19, L&J, Shame Train. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/11 and Fri 4/18, live karaoke. Sat 4/12, National. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Thu 4/17, Super Big, Post Haste. Sat 4/19, Paper Bullets, Alphabet. 773-252-7767.

POPS SPORTS PUB 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Fri 4/11, 9:45 PM, Rubber, Love in a Box. 630-924-9368.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 4/12, R-Gang. Fri 4/18, Rhythm City. Sat 4/19 and Sun 4/20, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/12, Arthur Lee. Sat 4/19, Desi Brothers. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Fabulous Frankl & Dave. Sat 4/12, Blue Diamond. Thu 4/17, Kimi & Paula. Fri 4/18, Night Riders. Sat 4/19, Tony & Carol. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 4/11, 9 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Fourth Rotor, St. James Gate, King Rat. Sat 4/12, 9 PM, American Draft, Wonderloaf. Sun 4/13, 8 PM, Danglers, Swayback. Mon 4/14, 9 PM, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake (no cover). Tue 4/15, 8 PM, Tyler Keith & the Preacher's Kid. Wed 4/16, 8 PM, Antje, Wendy Bugatti, Pascal, Gaddis. Thu 4/17, 8 PM, Hedonists Maybe. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Waxon 7, Arrivals, Les Baton Rouge, Dutchmen. Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Conquerors, Stingray Green, Civilized Age, Paula Kelly. Sun 4/20, 8 PM, Peppermints. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-274-3239.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Thu 4/17, Raw Dawg 2. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Lubriphonic, Nine Miles. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia; 10 PM, Battire. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Family of Souls. 312-492-6100.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/11, 9 PM, White Light Motorcade; 11:30 PM, Disc Jockey CB. Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Ari Hest, Blu Sanders (all-ages); 10 PM, Ari Hest, Martina Sorbara. Sun 4/13, 6 PM, Oval Opus, Emm Gryner, Mieka Pauley (all-ages); 10 PM, Danny Black, Panda Panda, Bikes Will Take Us, Prowler. Mon 4/14, 9 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now. Tue 4/15, 9 PM, Mclusky (see Spot Check), Drapes, Paperbacks (18 & over). Wed 4/16, 7 PM, Adrian Legg; 10 PM, Blood Group (see Spot Check), Karma Sutra (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). Thu 4/17, 9 PM, Bloodthirsty Lovers (see Spot Check), Essex Green, Danger Adventure. Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Martin Zellar, Chris Gilmartin; 10:30 PM, Fruit Bats, Knife in the Water. Sat 4/19, 7 PM, Kevin So, Jenny Choi; 10:30 PM, Daniel Johnston, Catfish Haven. Sun 4/20, 1 PM, Pamela Richardson, Heathrow, John Whidlin, Garden of Dreams, Trolley, Crayons, Paula Kelley, Family Jules. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/12, Stevie Starlite. Sat 4/19, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 4/15, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Stevie Starlite. Fri 4/18, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. 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 4/17, Dave Tamkin. 312-441-9334.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-805-9036.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Sun 4/13, Molemen. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, showcase with live bands. Sun 4/20, Moa Anbessa Sound System. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/11, Bob Log III (see Spot Check), Lonesome Organist (see Spot Check), Lo-Hi. Sat 4/12, Deadly Dragon Sound System with DJs Rik Shaw & Scratch Famous. Tue 4/15, Pharris Thomas hosts the DJ Mixx competition. Wed 4/16, Ticklepenny Corner, Barbeau. Thu 4/17, Mudtoys, Crimson Sweet. Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Ted Ansani Project, Billionaire Boys Club, Goldstars, Conquerors, Stingray Green, Supermint, Orange Park, Kim Fox, Jeff Lescher perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sat 4/19, 1 PM, National Drag, Agynst, Suggestions, Einstein's Sister, Subversives, Humbugs, Pipitone, Shifties perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 8 PM, Piper Downs, Cells, Box-o-Car, Outrageous Orange, Steve & Liam, Drakes, Second Saturday, Sparklejets UK perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sun 4/20, the Trouble with Sweeney. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Trio with Michael Armstrong, Alison Chesley, Janette Dingee & others. 773-862-3616.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/12, Huge. Sat 4/19, Fairlanes. 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. Sat 4/12, Joe Jammer & the Adventure Time Trio. 708-389-7810.

TRIPLE D'S 1902 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Clip, Monster-0, Quantazelle, Cliff Swank. 773-871-6239.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Kyler England, Jimmy Atto. Sat 4/12, 6 PM, Brenda Weiler, Rodney Branigan, Karen Mal, Danny Santos. Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Six Strings & Vinyl, Good Intentions. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 4/15, 8 PM, Jay Kaiser, Stolie. Wed 4/16, 8 PM, Carey Ott, Randy Diderrich. Fri 4/18, 7 PM, John Kimler, Gavra Lynn, Dalziel, Clare Burson. Sat 4/19, 6 PM, Melissa Adams, Steve Brooks, Debe Welch. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, Dee Adams, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sat 4/12, Dirty Love, Roman Meal. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, live karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 8 PM, Miga; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Fri 4/11, Arbo, Wax, Braintree. Sat 4/12, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Tishara, Bird, DMV, Last Sun, Blue Shade Witness. Fri 4/18, Angel City Outlaws, Free Raine, Quick Change, Psycho Ex-Lover, Inner Chains, Shred, Klepto. 773-871-7799.

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.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Daddy Roots. Sat 4/12, Selah, Universal Expression. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Fri 4/18, Dub Dis. Sat 4/19, Tony Brown & the Landing Crew, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Flow, Bump, Grass Hoppah. Sat 4/12, Chris Emerson Band, Huxter, Somewhere in Between, Two Cow Garage. Mon 4/14, live karaoke. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tue 4/15, Soul Shakedown, Abzu. Wednesdays, Forty Piece Choir. Thu 4/17, Gasoline Rainbows. Fri 4/18, Abstract Giants, Jeep, Blue Lit Souls. Sat 4/19, 8:30 PM, Old No. 8, Eric Noden & Rick "Cookin'" Sherry (benefit for Children's Memorial Cancer Research and Locks of Love programs). 773-929-1300.

Dance

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

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco. 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, Dave Britton. Sundays, Shon Dervis, DJ 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, Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Christopher Robin, John Jackson spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, 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). Fridays, DJ PCS, Jevon Jackson. Saturdays, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house, R&B, & hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons (4/7 with Jevon Jackson). Tuesdays, DJ Silver. Wednesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Sadar, DJ Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 4/11, Luis Baro, Tommie Sunshine, Frankie Vega, Maxwell Edison, Ryan Pearson, DJ D Double, DJ Artek spin reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Sat 4/12, Cedric. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin & guests spin techno. Wed 4/16, Lemon D, Dillinja with DJ Poolside & DJ Glyde. Thu 4/17, Chris Gin, Pulz-8. Sat 4/19, Roy Davis Jr., Doc Link. 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.

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 Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old school house & reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins high energy house & hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

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

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

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Fridays, Mike Kandle. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

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, DJ Eddie, DJ 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: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; 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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova & Afro-beat. 773-528-2220.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/14, Lebeast, LeDeuce, DJ Ray_Rod. 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.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJ Mike D, Johnny Price. 773-871-0205.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin top 40. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 4/12, Mr. A.L.I., Carla Prather, Brian Harden. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. Sat 4/19, Mr. A.L.I., Ron Carroll, Kenny Bobien, Stephanie Cooke, Dawn Tallman, Darryl D'Bonneau, Su Su Bobien, Glenn Thornton. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, 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. 312-787-7600.

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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, DJs spin after 7 PM. 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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Mach 1. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wild Child, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike 7:30-10 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

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

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s, George Bates & Mike Hahn spin deep house. 773-477-8880.

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 and others. 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 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.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/11, 11 PM, Bad Boy Bill, Dieselboy (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. 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 spin high-energy dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique, DJ AM/PM. Thursdays, DJ 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, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

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, Brian G., Brenda D., Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin downtempo & trip-hop. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Bear Who?, DJ Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin. 312-427-2572.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ World, DJ Flipside. Sundays, John Styles, DJ Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJ Pharris, Mike Love, DJ 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 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

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

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo (DJ Matt Wells spins in the Yow Bar). Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Solange spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Nandi Maxx, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin hip-hop and house. Thu 4/17, 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, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, 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, Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

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

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ 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.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, 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: Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn, Paul Johnson, DJ Cedric. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Mark Grant, Heather. Sat 4/12, Colette, Brad Owen. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Third Wednesday of every month, John Almonte. Thu 4/17, Matthew Dear, Thomas Erdmann, DJ Flip. Fri 4/18, Marques Wyatt, Dayhota. Sat 4/19, Jonene, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: Sun 4/13, Thunderball. Sun 4/20, Ursula 1000. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 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, 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, Jason Davis, DJ Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny Jammin' Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Nightly, DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Second Saturday of every month, DJ Eric H., DJ Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays) Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. 312-223-9232.

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 synthwave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. Thursdays, Uncle Milty. 312-274-9500.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Scratch-n-Sniff spins retro rock and old school hip-hop. Saturdays, Refried Beats DJs spin hip-hop and dance music. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, R&B, funk, and hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit 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, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco and breaks (no cover). 773-477-3400.

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

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/11, Kompute, DJ Matt Nee, Frankie Vega, Soultek, DJ Joe DL. 773-327-2739.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Mike Z, DJ Spin. Sat 4/12, DJ Hyper, Lucien Foort, Dissolvent. Mondays, DJ Theory. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch, Uncle Milty, Chris Tomasone, DJ Speed, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Flipside, Mixin' Marc, Paul Blair, Billy the Kid, Alex Peace, Mike Z, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Joe Buddha. Sat 4/19, Max Graham, Nigel Richards, Kyle Szmurlo. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez, Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Theory. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze 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. Sun 4/13, DJ Princess Superstar & Alexander Technique. Sat 4/19, Laurent Garnier. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Billy the Kid. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jonny Quest, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Double J spin Euro and progressive. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BAAL TINNE, ACADEMY OF IRISH MUSIC Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-969-9720.

AKIRE BUBAR, KEN BURNSTEIN Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

COVENTRY JONES Free concert. Fri 4/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JIM CRAIG & FRIENDS Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE Wed 4/16, 8 PM, St. Mark's, 1509 Ridge, Evanston. 847-784-6739.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JAMES KEELAGHAN Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JOHN MAHONEY, JACKIE ALLEN, MICHAEL MILES & others perform "America 1941." Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MALT LICKERS Sun 4/13, 6:30 PM, perform at a barn dance with caller Paul Ford, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

KATIE O'SHEA WITH PHILLIP KENNY & TIM O'SULLIVAN Sun 4/13, 2 PM (in the Shamrock American Room), Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

RHYS' PIECES perform at a barn dance with caller Nils Fredland. Mon 4/14, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

GARNET ROGERS, TRACY GRAMMER, STEPHEN FEARING Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KARL SHIFLETT & BIG COUNTRY, STEVE ROSEN Sun 4/13, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

BARBARA SILVERMAN TRIO Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ Sun 4/20, 2 PM, perform at a barn dance with caller Dot Kent, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/12, Hoyle Brothers. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Sun 4/20, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Chico. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/11, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/11, Dooley Brothers. Sat 4/12, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 4/19, Barry Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/12, 7 PM, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart (see Spot Check). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W. 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/12, John Williams. Sat 4/19, Edgewater Rounders. 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.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. Sun 4/20, Akire Bubar, Kate Moretti. 847-949-5355.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 4/14, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, open stage for Irish and American traditional, folk, and country 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. Fri 4/18, Chicago Rovers. 630-325-3732.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 4/17, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Bruce Holmes. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Minna Bromberg with Samaiya Ewing & others (benefit concert). 773-743-3355.

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

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

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 4/11, Jamie Anderson. Fri 4/18, Greg Klyma. 630-969-9720.

VILLAGE SQUARE 37 S. Main, Sandwich: Sat 4/12, Grassland Quintette, Dave Erickson. 815-878-2693.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Long Haul Road Show. 773-929-9543.

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.

B.B. KING, BObBY BLUE BLAND, GERALD ALSTON & BLUE LOVETT Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. @MListing.Head: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. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis. 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 4/18, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Thu 4/17, 7 PM, Jean Baptiste. 773-435-0130.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/15, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sun 4/13, Thu 4/17, and Sun 4/20, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/15, Vino Louden Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, John Primer 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 4/11, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 4/12, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 4/13, Chico Banks. Mon 4/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/15, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 4/16, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the jam. Thu 4/17, Linsey Alexander. Fri 4/18, Joanna Connor. Sat 4/19, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-488-1355.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 4/13, noon, Rockin' Johnny. Sun 4/20, noon, Eric Noden. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 4/15, Keith Scott. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 4/11, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9 PM, W.C. Clark, Joe Moss. Sat 4/12, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sun 4/13, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 4/14, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 4/15, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 4/16, Sean Costello. Thu 4/17, Carlos Johnson. Fri 4/18, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, Otis Rush, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sat 4/19, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Lucky Peterson, Studebaker John. 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. 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 4/11, Blue Rubies. Sat 4/12, James Armstrong. Fri 4/18, Sean Costello. Sat 4/19, Coco Montoya. 630-513-0074.

CLARK'S LOUNGE 3245 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Sundays, 9:30 PM, AC blues jam. 847-662-3020.

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: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 4/18, Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Brian Lupo Band. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 630-416-4898.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 4/11, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GIOVANNI'S 1131 E. Sibley, Dolton: Saturdays, 2 and 6 PM, Loretta Lee & Marilyn B. 708-388-6991.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 4/19, 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 4/12, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tue 4/15, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Studebaker John (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Toronzo. Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, John Sinclair. 773-465-8005.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, Ken Saydak. Saturdays, Professor John. 773-477-7818.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, 10 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 4/13, 9:30 PM, Big G & the Real Deal. Mon 4/14, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/15, 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Wed 4/16, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 4/17, 9:30 PM, and Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 10 PM, No Mercy Band. Sun 4/20, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/12, Memphis Wolf. Sat 4/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

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 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey 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 4/17, John Primer (live radio broadcast). Fri 4/18, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Kid Dynamite & Linsey Alexander. Sat 4/19, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Kid Dynamite with Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 773-477-4646.

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

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

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

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

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/12, Dave Specter. Sat 4/19, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-395-4300.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/12, Robert Fetzer Band. Sat 4/19, Chris Winters 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 4/11, Gloria Rodgers. Wed 4/16, Chris, Dave & Mack Show. 815-477-0340.

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; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Eddy Clearwater (4/11 with Hubert Sumlin, 4/12 with Melvin Taylor). Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 4/16, Eddy Clearwater & Jimmy Johnson. Fri 4/18, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 4/19, Vance Kelly. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Kenny Wayne. 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/13, Jon McDonald. Thu 4/17, Grana Louise. Sun 4/20, John Kattke. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/12, Cadillac Dave. Sat 4/19, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 4/12, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. Sat 4/19, Chicago All-Star Blues Revue with Judy Noa, Jimmy Kenny, Steve Ditzell, Marty Binder, Joe Jammer, Patrick Doody, John Falstrom, Johnny Cosgrove, Tony Caccitolo, Tony Ferraro, Steve Arvey, Peaches Staten, and the Chicago Horns. 708-389-7810.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliott Taggart. 312-266-7761.

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

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

Jazz

Concerts

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

CADRE Thu 4/17, 6 PM, and Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE, COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Carol LoVerde, Albert Williams, Corky Siegel, and Frank Donaldson, in a tribute to William Russo. Wed 4/16, 1:30 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-344-6102.

JACQUES COOK Free in-store performances. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

FIRE OF SPACE See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 4/12, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

WOODY HERMAN ORCHESTRA, ELDEE YOUNG TRIO perform at a benefit and dinner dance for the Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders. Mon 4/14, 9 PM, Porretta's Banquet Facility, 3718 N. Central. 630-968-3339.

DICK HYMAN Free piano concert. Tue 4/15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

KEEFE JACKSON WITH JERRY BRYERTON & DAVE REMPIS Free concert. Mon 4/14, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

FRANK MANTOOTH ORCHESTRA Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie, Wilmette. 847-920-2574.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE JAZZ FACULTY with Janice Borla, Doug Scharf, Mark Colby, John McLean, Frank Caruso, Dave Marr, and Jack Mouse. Mon 4/14, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469 or 630-637-5411.

NU BAND Free concert. Sun 4/13, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DUKE PAYNE & KEN CHANEY with Frank Russell & Charles Heath; benefit concert. Second Sunday of every month, 4 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 773-846-2566.

JEAN-MICHEL PILC See Critic's Choice; free in-store solo piano performance. Sat 4/12, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

JEAN-MICHEL PILC TRIO, PAUL WERTICO, MICHAEL KOCOUR, ANTHONY MOLINARO See Critic's Choice; 2nd annual Rite of Spring concert. Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KEVIN RUSH Free in-store performance. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SPIDER SALOFF with Mark Sonksen; free concert. Tue 4/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JESSICA SCHAEFFER, DAN LAYNE, CYNTHIA SANDERS, MARK DENARDO, ELBA LIAVA No cover. Wed 4/16, 8:45 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

MARIA SCHNEIDER WITH ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/11, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 4/12, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. 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 4/16 and Thu 4/17, noon, Steve Sandner. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 4/18, noon, Kim Cusack. Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Johnny Farin. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 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 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Charlie Johnson. Sun 4/13 and Mon 4/14, Lake Effect. Tue 4/15 through Sat 4/19, Detour. Sun 4/20, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 4/11, Lisa McLowry Band. Sat 4/12, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence with Josie Falbo. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/16, Matt Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 4/15, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 and 10 PM, Daily Bridge Club performs at a poetry and jazz jam session. 312-397-0446.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/11, 9 PM, Sam Magdel. Sat 4/12, 9 PM, Full Effect Trio. Sun 4/13, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duet. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sun 4/20, 4 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 847-570-9838.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/11, Thu 4/17, and Sat 4/19, Bob Davis. Sat 4/12 and Fri 4/18, Organisms. Sun 4/13, Ed Coward. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 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 with music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays and Mondays, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 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.

DUNLAP'S 6513 W. 123rd, Palos Heights: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-5335.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/15, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 4/16, 9:30 PM, End of the Year Quartet. 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 4/13, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Wed 4/16, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Warren High School Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 4/17, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. 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. Sat 4/12, Rob Zettl Quartet. Wed 4/16, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 4/17, Upbeat Trio. Fri 4/18, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 4/19, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Matt Santos. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/11, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Dell Brown's Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 4/12, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 4/13, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tue 4/15, 6 PM, Bethany Pickens Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 4/17, 8 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet (no cover). Fri 4/18, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 4/11, 9 PM, Jean-Michel Pilc Trio (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Brian Lynch Quartet. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Jonathan Mastro; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, and Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Third Thursday of every month, 9 PM, Ted Hogarth Sextet. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Savoir Faire. 312-627-0409.

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: Sun 4/13, 3 PM, Lucy Smith hosts Sunday Songs with the New Deal (18 & over); 8 PM, Satlah (18 & over). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 4/16, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble, Ryan Mackstaller Trio with John Wojciechowski (18 & over). Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 9 PM, David Murray & the Gwo-Ka Masters. Sat 4/19, midnight, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. 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. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 4/13, Thread Quintet. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Mondays, Detour & Divas. 312-266-2400.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Suenos. 773-521-0095.

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

JAMADA 241 E. 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 4/11 through Sun 4/13, Benny Green & Russell Malone (see Critic's Choice). Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 9 and 11 PM, and Sun 4/20, 4 and 8 PM, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra with Lew Tabackin. 312-670-2473.

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

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 312-595-5299.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/11, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Sat 4/12, 9:30 PM, Brian O'Hern's Spring Fling. Sun 4/13, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio; 7 PM, Spider Saloff with the Uptown String Trio. Mon 4/14, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Ron Cooper Combo with Karl Leukauffe. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 4/14, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-989-5674.

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, 7:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 312-829-4600.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tue 4/15, Horn House with Ryan Bennett, Thaddus Franklin, Eric Koppa, John Zelisko & Matt Ulery. 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 Scott. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lenny Perrata & Brent Benteler. 312-266-1414.

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.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 4/16, 7 PM, Ron Smith Trio. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wed 4/16, 8 PM, Larry Bennett. 708-366-8073.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

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 4/13, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Mondays, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 4/15, Jose Valdez. Wed 4/16, Paulinho Garcia. Thu 4/17, Dennis Luxion. Sun 4/20, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Savoir Faire. 773-235-2757.

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: 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 4/11 and Sat 4/12, Dick Sisto Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 4/16, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 4/17, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Darkroom Chemicals. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scott. 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 4/13, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Dragons 1976. Wednesdays, Treehouse Project Quintet. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/11, 6 PM, Joe Hurt; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 4/12, Jordan Baskin/Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Dale Prasco (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bradley Young Quartet. Sat 4/19, Roderick Harper Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Derrick Stout Orchestra. Sat 4/12, Juli Wood Trio. Tue 4/15, Mark Madsen. Fri 4/18, Yoko Noge Trio. Sat 4/19, Steven Hashimoto Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

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.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble perform at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 4/11, Fri 4/18, and Sat 4/19, Bill Peterson Duo with Rich Fudoli. Sat 4/12, Kelly Brand with John McLean. Sun 4/13, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. Sun 4/20, 11 AM, Bill Peterson Trio, Bradley Williams Trio. 312-787-9596.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 4/20, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

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 Six-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, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 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 4/11, Jeb Bishop & Kent Kessler, Fire of Space (see Critic's Choice). Sat 4/12 and Sat 4/19, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/17, David Boykin Expanse. 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.

VINCE'S RESTAURANT 4747 N. Harlem, Harwood Heights: Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 708-867-7770.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-5100.

International

Concerts

BARRAGE Fri 4/11, 5 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sat 4/12, 3 and 7:30 PM, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 Williams, Crystal Lake. 815-356-9212. Sun 4/13, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ASHA BHOSLE & ADNAN SAMI "Kabhi to Nazar Milao" concert with Sudesh Bhosle & dancers. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

LAURA CROTTE Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

ANGEL DE CUBA Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

ENSEMBLE TARTIT See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LUIS JAHN Argentinian guitarist. Sun 4/13, noon, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert under the direction of Walid Alhajali, with Issa Boulos (oud), Omar al-Musfi (percussion), and Naeif Rafeh (nay). Sun 4/13, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

SUDHA RAGHUNATHAN Carnatic vocal concert with R.K. Shriramkumar (violin), Neyveli Skanda Subramaniam (mridangam), and R. Raman (morsing). Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont. 708-798-2025 or 630-416-9699.

RONDALLA Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

SHARPE WORLD MUSIC Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

SONES DE MEXICO with the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company. Sat 4/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

International

Clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 N. River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

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

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons by Amir). 847-233-0011.

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. Thursdays, Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/11, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble (18 & over). Sun 4/20, 9 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, Johnny Rumba, DJ El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats (with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM). 312-642-7251.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 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, 7:30 PM, Luis Badillo, Edgar Solorzano no cover. 312-421-8164.

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

ADIEMUS: SONGS OF SANCTUARY with Jubilate Children's Choir, Holy Goat Percussion, Liz Knowles, and Kieran O'Hare. Fri 4/11, 7:30 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake, Wilmette. 847-535-9873.

PIANO STUDENTS OF ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE in a free program of American composers (Ives, Bernstein, Barber, Griffes, Albright, Reinagle). Wed 4/16, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE AND HEATHER O'DONNELL pianos, with students in a free lecture-concert. Thu 4/17, 5 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. .

ARS VIVA STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ. Fri 4/18, noon, St. Mary of Perpetual Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. 773-927-6646.

BEL SONORE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Bach, Gibbons, Purcell, Scheidt, Handel, Yost). Sun 4/13, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert). Sun 4/13, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-300 or 800-223-7114.

YEFIM BRONFMAN piano (Beethoven, Salonen, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev). Sun 4/20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LINDA BURMAN-HALL harpsichord, in a free concert (Handel, Richard, Harrison). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Pinkham, Purcell, Stanford, Biebl). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Danzi, Milhaud, Mozart, Ibert, Hindemith). Sun 4/13, 3 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with pianist David Schrader (Haydn, Roussel, Mozart). Sun 4/13, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen, conductor (Durufle, Distler, Palestrina, Rautavaara, Persichetti). Sun 4/13, 7:30 PM, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark. 773-667-4571.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Brahms, Reger, Villa-Lobos). Sun 4/13, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Roberto Abbado, conductor, with pianist Alfred Brendel (Colla, Beethoven, Schumann). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Roberto Abbado, conductor, with violinist Stefan Jackiw (Bruch, Schumann). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Roberto Abbado, conductor (Busoni, Berio, Brahms). See Critic's Choice. Mon 4/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Charles P. Brown, conductor (Mozart, Allegri). Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLA CANTORUM performs Bach's Saint John Passion. Wed 4/16, 11 AM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITAL Free admission. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY VOCAL STUDENTS Christopher Lorimer and Elsa Charlston conduct a free concert (Barber, Ives, Copland, Hoiby, Musto, Smith, and others). Sun 4/13, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts a pops concert. Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 4/12, 8 PM, and Sun 4/13, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

CARTER ENYEART cello, with harpsichordist Nancy Humphrey in an all-Bach program. Sun 4/13, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR sings part two of Handel's Messiah in a religious service. Sun 4/13, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/11, 12:10 PM, cellist Ben Hildner. 312-787-4570.

MEMBERS OF THE GALLERY 37 OPERATICS ENSEMBLE perform opera excerpts in a free concert (Purcell, Joplin). Sat 4/12, 3 PM, Storefront Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 66 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

GILCREST CHAMBER SOCIETY (Haydn, Webern, Sarasate, Handel, Shostakovich). Sun 4/13, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SUSAN GRAHAM mezzo-soprano, with pianist Malcolm Martineau (Brahms, Debussy, Barg, Poulenc, Messager, Simons). Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

SHIRLEY GRUDZIEN harpsichord. Sat 4/12, 10 AM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION CELLO FINALS Sat 4/12, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION VIOLA FINALS Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION WINNERS CONCERT Sun 4/13, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL CHAMBER SINGERS AND SCHOLA SINE NOMINE sing the annual Tenebrae service. Wed 4/16, 7:30 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-664-6963.

JOHANNES STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Ravel, Brahms). Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

WILLIAM KANENGISER guitar (Falla, Murcia, Rodrigo, and others). Fri 4/11, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

KATHERIN KEBERLEIN, DAN LINS, AND WILLIAM COBLE soprano, tenor, and piano, in a free concert (Schumann, Wolf, Schubert, Brahms, Head, Linley, Coble). Thu 4/17, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

EVGENY KISSIN piano (Schubert, Liszt). Tue 4/15, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LAKESIDE PRIDE SYMPHONIC BAND Thomas Kowalczyk, conductor (Copland, Ives, Bernstein, Handy, Camphouse). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-381-6693.

SANG MEE LEE, SARAH BYLANDER MONTZKA, LAURIEN LAUFMAN, AND ELAINE FELDER violin, viola, cello, and piano (Schubert, Brahms). Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MIKE LEVIN AND KENT WEHMAN woodwinds and piano, in a free concert. Wed 4/16, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHORUS AND CHAMBER SINGERS Wayland Rogers conducts a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Telemann). Sat 4/12, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

PAULA KOSOWER cello, with pianist Jee-Won Oh (Francoeur, Tower, Bartok, Brahms). Fri 4/11, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GONZALO MOLANO, ALEJANDRO TAYLOR, AND GORAN IVANOVIC guitars (Bach, Brouwer, Ponce, Albeniz). Sun 4/20, 4 PM, Impact Art Studio and Gallery, 5239 N. Damen. 773-275-2777.

MORGAN PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR Jacob Haywood, conductor (Faure, Handel, Rutter, and others). Sun 4/13, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl. 773-779-3355.

EARLINE MOULDER organ, in a free concert. Sun 4/13, 2 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with pianist Alexander Djordjevic (Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Daugherty). Fri 4/11 and Sat 4/12, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Joseph Lill, conductor. Tue 4/15, 7:30 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Miloto conducts Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Sat 4/12, 3 PM, Sun 4/13, 2 PM, and Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Ursula Oppens (Hemphill, Ligeti, Mendelssohn). Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ALEXEI ROMANENKO AND GIDEON RUBIN cello and piano (Bach, Barber). Wed 4/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DONNA SADLICKA, KATHY PYEATT, AND CARYN BAHAM sopranos, in a program of opera excerpts (Puccini, Lehar, Gershwin, Sondheim, and others). Sun 4/13, 3 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton and Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-827-4594, 847-825-2982, or 847-824-2591.

ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CHURCH SCHOLA CANTORUM in the annual Tenebrae service. Wed 4/16, 7:30 PM, St. Mary of Perpetual Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. 773-927-6646.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 4/13, 4:05 PM, Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Medtner). Fri 4/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

HOPKINSON SMITH guitar, performs English and Spanish Renaissance music. Tue 4/15, 7:30 PM, Levere Chapel, Northwestern University, 1856 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MARY SPRINGFELS AND BARBARA WEISS viola da gamba and harpsichord (Schenck, Telemann, Bach). Mon 4/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with soprano Susan Lorette Dunn (Canteloube, Deak, Tchaikovsky). Sun 4/13, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

SYMPHONY II STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ in a free concert. Tue 4/15, 7:30 PM, Divine Word International Chapel, 2001 Waukegan, Techny. 847-272-1100.

FREDRIK ULLEN performs the complete piano etudes of Gyorgy Ligeti. Mon 4/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

VERMEER QUARTET with narrators (Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ). Wed 4/16, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Ulei Wiget in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 4/20, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

THOMAS WEISFLOG organ, with narrator Kenneth Norcott (Dupre, Le chemin de la croix). Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Paul W. Wiens, conductor, with orchestra and vocal soloists (Mozart, Mass in C minor). Sat 4/12, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Mon 4/14, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Miscellaneous

EDGEWATER FLUTES, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free concert. Sat 4/12, 1:30 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 4/11, Ressurection Brass Ensemble. Mon 4/14, Mountain View High School Chamber Choir. Tue 4/15 through Thu 4/17, Salvation Army concert series. 312-346-3278.

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