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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ALKALINE TRIO In-store performance with CD pre-order at Tower Records stores. Wed 5/14, 7:30 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

ALKALINE TRIO, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, PITCH BLACK Sold out. Thu 5/15, 6:45 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BABY WANTS CANDY, MUSICAL IMPROV COMPANY Free "cabaret improv" concert. Tue 5/13, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LUKA BLOOM, CHILDREN'S HOUR See Spot Check; all-ages. Fri 5/9, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ANDREW CALHOUN Sat 5/10, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

MICHAEL CARD Benefit for Lazarus House. Fri 5/9, 7:30 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

GRETA CLARK with pianist Jack Short. Sat 5/10 and Sat 5/17, 11 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

CONCRETE BLONDE, TWINEMEN 18 & over. Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SUE CONWAY, CHRIS ROBINSON Mon 5/12, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

ALANDA COON Wed 5/14, 7 PM, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

CYNTHIA DALL See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sat 5/10, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

DJ KEN MEIER spins at the launch party for University of Chicago's Festival of the Arts. Fri 5/9, 9 PM, Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-771-4574.

EDGEWATER SINGERS perform "Harmony & Discord: Relationships in Song"; free admission. Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale. 773-561-4766.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Sun 5/11, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KOUTARO FUKUI, BRIAN LABYCZ Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

GHOST OF THE ROBOT performs at Flashback Weekend. Sat 5/10, 7:30 and 10 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-825-5800 or 847-478-0199.

ANNE HARRIS Free concert. Wed 5/14, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KIMI HAYES Free in-store performance. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JOE HENRY See Critic's Choice. Mon 5/12, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

BRUCE HOLMES Free performance as part of the USA Songwriting Competition. Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

IBU Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

JUANES, EL GUAPO All-ages. Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Congress Theatre, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, ZEBRAHEAD, RIDDLIN KIDS, ANYBODY KILLA All-ages. Fri 5/9, 6:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LAKESIDE SINGERS perform "Sing, Sing, Spring." Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 847-382-5085.

PATTY LARKIN, JULIA FORDHAM See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/9, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHNNY MATHIS Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

MAZE WITH FRANKIE BEVERLY Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BRADFORD NEWQUIST performs music by Cole Porter; free admission. Fri 5/16, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

NOTABLES perform "The Best of Irving Berlin." Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Eloise Martin Recital Hall, 7900 Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

DANIEL O'DONNELL Wed 5/14, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

OH MY GOD, SHARKS, PEEL, PUNSAPAYA 18 & over. Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

P1XEL & THE CHRONIC NETWORK, STARLISTER Free concert as part of University of Chicago's Festival of the Arts. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, roof, parking garage, 55th and Ellis. 773-771-4574.

SUSAN PADVEEN, PHILIP SEWARD, DOUG LOFSTROM Thu 5/15 through Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-663-1124.

PRESTON KLIK RITUAL and others perform at "Dancing in the Light." Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-661-0127.

PRESTON KLIK RITUAL with Brother Tom, Karl & Marian perform at "Give Peace a Dance." Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Unity Chicago Church, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

ABE QUIGLEY Free in-store performance. Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

TEDDY RICHARDS Free in-store performances. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MARK SHIPPY, ROPE, LOACHFILLET, POD BLATZ, INSECT DELI, BALEEN WHALES Sun 5/11, 9 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-1234.

SWITCHBACK Free in-store performance. Fri 5/9, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

KAT TAYLOR with pianist Bob Moreen. Fri 5/9 and Fri 5/16, 11 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

THREE MO' TENORS Wed 5/14, 7:30 PM, and Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-419-0033 or 312-902-1500.

TOMAHAWK, MELVINS, SKELETON KEY See Spot Check; 18 & over. Tue 5/13, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE, URBAN FUNK ORDINANCE Thu 5/15, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600 or 312-559-1212.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Fri 5/9, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

WRITTEN IN THE SAND, DIVIDE BY ZERO, BLACK PRINT, SONS OF THUNDER Fri 5/9, 6:30 PM, McGaw Hall, room 130, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-4062.

LOUIS YOELIN Free in-store performances. Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Leon Russell, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists. Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Supersuckers, 45s, Throw Rag. Tue 5/13, 8 PM, Appleseed Cast, Casket Lottery, Belles (18 & over). Wed 5/14, 9 PM, Broadcast (see Critic's Choice), Electrelane (18 & over). Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Butch Walker, Brian Vander Ark, Empyrean (18 & over). Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Fog, Salvo Beta, Dosh. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Fishbone, King's X, Sons of Jorel. Sun 5/18, 9 PM, Skatalites, Deals Gone Bad, Skapone, DJ Chuck Wren. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze. Saturdays, DJ Mpulse. 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. 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 Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Burnside Bridge, Los Gatos Diablos. Thu 5/15, Gone All Summer, 33 West. Fri 5/16, Big Buildings. Sat 5/17, Squared Off. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Sat 5/10, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). Wed 5/14, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. Fri 5/16, Jack Straw. Sat 5/17, Pat McCurdy. 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 5/9, Rolls, 9-Fifty, Three on a Tree. Sat 5/10, Ted Ansani Project, Olde Style, Marizen, Tate & Kelly. Sun 5/11, Matt McGaughey Band, Aron Bowland, Eclipse. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/13, Jen Dainton, Eli Emily, Phyllis Marconi. Thu 5/15, Gold Coast Refuse, Herb Eimerman, Silverbacks. Fri 5/16, Bob's Yer Uncle. Sat 5/17, Mike Felumlee, Blue Shade Witness, Jenny Choi. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Wed 5/14, Unemployed, Et-Cetera, Ennui, Sector Seven. 773-278-5785.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Saturdays, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 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.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Music starts at noon. Sun 5/11, Chris Walz. Sun 5/18, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Two Cow Garage, Riviera. Sat 5/10, 6 PM, Egostatic, Fashion Bomb (all-ages); 10:30 PM, American Cosmonaut, Dummy, the Girls. Sun 5/11, 6 PM, Dexter, Evaluation, Actual, Fontane, Rotten Fruits (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Stage Fright: Yo Mama!. Tue 5/13, Quiet Kid, Pretty the Quick Black Eyes, With a Capital O. Wed 5/14, 9 PM, Family Outlaw Band, Edgewater Rounders, Bridgeport Symphony, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Portrait Perfume, Alphabet, Reactavox. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Unibrow, Sayers, Huge Pontoons, Libido Grande. Sat 5/17, 5 PM, Fat Sally, Monroes, No Comply, One Last Walk, Dead by Midnight, PVA, Heavy Chevy, Adobee, Black Frames, Counter Capital (all-ages); 10 PM, Guest, Free Space, Starrunner (18 & over). Sun 5/18, 6 PM, Stroke 9, Bottle of Justus (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Tea Leaf Green. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Tue 5/13, Signal Path. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 5/16, Groovatron. Sat 5/17, Mad Lab. 773-384-8600.

BRIAN'S CHARHOUSE 27 W. 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-876-2000.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/10, Digital Manipulation. Sat 5/17, Pill Face Jones. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 5/9, 7 PM, David Bruce. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/16, 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: Sat 5/10, 8:30 PM, Ed. Fri 5/16, 8:30 PM, Moon Gypsies. Sat 5/17, 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 5/9, Lubriphonic. Sat 5/10, Dixie Bop. Fri 5/16, Torturing Elvis. Sat 5/17, Lush Budgett. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Ifihadahifi, Faux Pas, Hot Dog City. Sat 5/17, Corey Saathoff & Brain Regiment, Thin Man, Hockey Night. 312-922-6392.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/9, 9 PM, Twist & Shout. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wyse, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, Jostelen Weed. Sat 5/10, Smack. Fri 5/16, 9:30 PM, Firehouse, Abu, Liquid Courage. Sat 5/17, Julie Dutchak & Plan B, Claire Chase & Wilfrido Terrazas, Pete Berwick & the Renegades, Three Minute Mile (benefit for the Rainbow Foundation). 847-524-9910.

CIAO FOR NOW 32 E. Grand, Fox Lake: Fri 5/9 and Fri 5/16, 9 PM, DJs spin and host karaoke. 847-973-8250.

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. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

COZZI'S ADVENTURE GOLF & GAMES 405 Rand, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM. Fri 5/9, Gypsy. Sat 5/10, Michael Rodio. Fri 5/16, Rizzo Show. Sat 5/17, Tim Nolan. 847-438-8088.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 5/10, R-Gang. Sat 5/17, Exceptions. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, DJ Teddy (no cover). Mon 5/12, 8 PM, DJ Clue, Busta Rhymes with DJ Speed & Mic One (no cover). Tue 5/13, Julian's Ride. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Julian's Ride. Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Backyard Tire Fire, 53 Minutes, Scott Conine, Duenow. Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, American Motherload, Miles of Empty, Drive. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/9, Lounge Puppets. Sat 5/10, Shaffer Street. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/16, Mike & Joe. Sat 5/17, Kato the Houseboy. 847-541-4700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Sun 5/11, 7 PM, and Mon 5/12, 8 PM, Karen Mason. Fri 5/9, 10:30 PM, Naked (Leonard Cohen tribute). Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader (Dolly Parton tribute). Wed 5/14 through Sat 5/17, 8 PM, and Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Cory Jamison. Fri 5/16, 10:30 PM, Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits tribute). 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/11, DJ Lexi. Mon 5/12, DJs Ferris & Joe. Tue 5/13, Mike Cookie. Wed 5/14, DJ Jayson. Thu 5/15, Scott Cizek, Night Callers. Sun 5/18, DJ Dread Scott spins a tribute to Iggy Pop. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fri 5/9, 7 PM, Calvin Richardson; 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Inc. Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., DJ Inc. Sun 5/11, 8 PM, T. Monique. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Route 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/9, 9 PM, Year of the Rabbit, Centaur. Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Segway, Stylus, Dry County, Karma Tease. Mon 5/12, 9 PM, Dick Dale, Goldstars. Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Intelligent Dennis, Sonnets, Hedonists Maybe. Wed 5/14, 9 PM, the Coral (see Critic's Choice), Kings of Leon. Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Chocolate Covered Karma, James Webb, Strain Busy Sky, Burn Rome Burn. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Bumpus, Abstract Giants, Organic Mind Unit. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Mike Watt & the Secondmen, Monkey Paw. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, Mr. Myers. Sat 5/10, Side Show. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/16, Release. Sat 5/17, Hans & the Hormones. 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 5/9, Weathered (Creed tribute). Sat 5/10, Joe Bigsley, Yesmen. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thu 5/15, Members Only. Fri 5/16, Underwater People, Mixed Emotions. Sat 5/17, Flyte. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/10, Amores. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 5/9, Smoke Off Vinyl, Chris Long, EM Grueve. Sat 5/10, Long Distance Runner, Silent Treatment, Ratbag Hero, Parr-5. Sundays, Sumo host an acid-jazz improv. Mon 5/12, Terminal Bliss, Marizen. Tue 5/13, the Niche, Regels, Jesters. Wed 5/14, Free Raine. Fri 5/16, Down the Line, Stephanie Dosen, Second Hand Poets. Sat 5/17, Zuvuya. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Box-o-Car, Tijuana Hercules (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Chicago Kings. Sun 5/11, 9:30 PM, Treason Brothers, Big Buildings, Misty & the Novice (benefit for the Coalition against War and Racism). Mon 5/12, 9:30 PM, Interociter, Emilie Autumn, Marigold Engine. Thu 5/15, 9:30 PM, Plush, Kinan Abou-Afach, Le Beast. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Adult, Magas, Tamion 12 Inch. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Flin Flon, Midstates, Adrian Crowley. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: 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. Fri 5/9, Sun 5/11, and Sat 5/17, Dub Dis. Sat 5/10, Flex Crew. Mondays, Daddy Lester. Wed 5/14, Devon Brown. Thu 5/15 and Sun 5/18, Indika. Fri 5/16, Rasta Kelly. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Fridays and Saturdays, Joe Garza, DJ Pascal, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJ Alex, DJ Danny. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/9, Jane Doe Band. Sat 5/10, Cover Girls. Thu 5/15, Keith Schroeder. Fri 5/16, Cammis Energy. Sat 5/17, Catfight. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/10, Day Tripper. Mondays, DJ Marcy. Tuesdays, open mike with Nicky's Band. Fri 5/16, Tommy Gun. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, I Need Sleep, Happy Monkey. Sun 5/11, 8 PM, Adam Wyle. 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 5/9, 6 PM, Bayside, Goodwill, Junction 18; 10 PM, Tub Ring, New Black, Sump Pumps. Sat 5/10, 5 PM, Wesley Willis, Shazam, City of Caterpillar, Mascots, Ghostwriter, End of the West; 10 PM, Zeke (see Spot Check), Camarosmith (see Spot Check), Mexican Cheerleader, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sun 5/11, 5 PM, Four Squares, Repos, Littleman Complex, Words That Burn, IQ32. Wed 5/14, 6 PM, Keepsake, Somehow Hollow, Mono; 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Spiders (see Spot Check), Sandman. Thu 5/15, 6 PM, American Nightmare, Hope Conspiracy, Everytime I Die, Suicide File; 10 PM, Tale of Genji, Turn Pale, Scalpels. Fri 5/16, 6 PM, Starstruck, Myopia, Matches, RM101; 10 PM, Black Bear Combo, Chantigs, Lord of the Yum Yum. Sat 5/17, 5 PM, Pink Lincolns, Even in Blackouts, Dutchmen, Geezers; 10 PM, Vakill, Qwazaar, Mac Lethal, Infinito. Sun 5/18, 5 PM, Hewhocorrupts, Kylesa, Despite, High on Crime, Escape Grace. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/9, Robbie Fulks, Letterpress Opry (see Spot Check). Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wed 5/14, 8 PM, Jim Loftus, Vocal Poynt, Lara Jenkins, Robert Kramer. Thu 5/15, 8:30 PM, Acoustic Strawbs (see Spot Check). Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Chuck Prophet, Juleps, Last Train Home. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Blazers. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 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 5/9, Kimi Hayes. Fri 5/16, Old No. 8. Sat 5/17, Nine Miles. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 5/9, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton. Fri 5/16, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Seoul spins punk. Wednesdays, Swizzle Tree & others. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/9, Eighty-94, Egnaro. Sat 5/10, Gravetones, Expatriates. Wed 5/14, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 5/16, Barajas, Mattithias, Sara Hollister. Sat 5/17, Astropop. 773-489-5471.

GARDEN 1800 Ridge, Evanston: Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Lost Dogs, Ticklepenny Corner. 847-328-4544.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Third Thursday of every month, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/9, 7:30 PM, Pamela Sue Fox with Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/11, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 5/12, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe performs at auditions for Naked Boys Singing; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 5/13, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter hosts a jam session; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 5/14, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 5/15, 7:30 PM, Craig Stewart; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/18, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, and Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 5/11, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 5/12, 9 PM, Craig Stewart & Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Sun 5/18, 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

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

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/16, Terminal. 630-833-3534.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 773-549-9624.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, Decemberists (see Spot Check), Morning Recordings, Zelienople, Jeff Hanson. Sat 5/10.22, Buddy Revelles, Architecture. Tue 5/13, 8 PM, Plane, Lorelei, Short Stack. Wed 5/14, 9 PM, Caitlin Cary, Jesse Dayton. Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Holopaw, Perfect Panther. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Daybirds (5/16 with Blackouts; 5/17 with Celestial Static). 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, & R&B. Wed 5/14, Christine Garcia performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Man From Fiery Hill, Brother Lowdown. Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Stolie, Kellie Knott & Victoria Davitt. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Preston Klik Ritual with Bob Mason and Karl Sacksteder. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Children's Hour, Low Skies; 12:30 AM, DJs Brad Hales & Chris Burgan. Mon 5/12, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. Wed 5/14, 9:30 PM, DJ Apple Pants. Thu 5/15, 9:30 PM, Lying in States, Littleman Complex. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Centimeters, Les Georges Leningrad, Lovely Little Girls, Suzy Poling. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/9, Family of Souls, Grift. Sat 5/10, Stone City Stragglers, Over Easy, Angola. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Fri 5/16, Super Deluxe, Felt, Terry Donalan. Sat 5/17, Opal Candy, Second Seed, Madahari. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Galapogos 4 with Dive (18 & over). Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/9, 9 PM, the Samples, Fiction Plane (18 & over). Sat 5/10, 9 PM, Suzanne Vega, Bob Hillman. Sun 5/11, 9 PM, Capone, Noreaga, Keith Murray, Joe Budden, Cadillac Tah (Method Man hosts; 18 & over). Mon 5/12, 7 PM, Jason Mraz, Chantal Kreviazuk, Michelle Penn (sold out). Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Motorhead, Anthrax, Erase the Grey, Havochate (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. 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 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

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

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

JOE BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Foam Rubber (no cover). 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, Underwater People, Members Only. Sat 5/10, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 5/16, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/17, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Shut Up & Play. 773-348-7592.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, live karaoke. 630-325-3732.

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, AA Tuesdays with Annie Bangs & Alan Burris. 773-665-1110.

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

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 9 PM, Lincoln Lodge variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Bread & Bottle, Matics, Sector Seven, Tall Boys. Sat 5/10, 9 PM, Lonesome Halos, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes (benefit for Doctors Without Borders). Sun 5/11, 9 PM, Cold Turkey Obscurity (no cover). Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Hershyl, Synge (no cover). Wed 5/14, 9 PM, Big Sky String Band, Johnny Five Gallon. Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Two Cow Garage. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Sonnets, Etiquette, Wurlygig, Knobs. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Milkplow, Stone City. Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective, Matt Russell. 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 5/14, 7:30 PM, Brother Glyde. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Sofa Kings. Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Randal Bays & Daithi Sproule; 10 PM, Levellers. Sun 5/11, 8 PM, Ours, Red West, Adam & the Weights. Wed 5/14, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 5/15, 9 PM, Chris Whitley Band, Johnny Society, Gus Black. Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Jeff Tweedy, Sons of the Never Wrong, Al Day (sold out). Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Starch Martins, Phistine Verona, Purrbox. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/9, 6:30 PM, From Zero, Blank Theory, Life Without, Reforma (all-ages). Sun 5/11, 7 PM, Deftones (all-ages). Mon 5/12, 6:30 PM, Lamb of God, Chimaira, Atreyu, Eighteen Visions (all-ages). Tue 5/13, 7 PM, Meshuggah (see Spot Check), Strapping Young Lad (all-ages). Wed 5/14, 6:30 PM, Lagwagon, Yellowcard, Rufio, Avoid One Thing (all-ages). Thu 5/15, 8 PM, My Morning Jacket, Burning Brides, Detachment Kit (18 & over). Fri 5/16, 7 PM, the Faint, Enon, Schneider TM (sold out). Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Covenant, Mellotron (18 & over). Sun 5/18, 6:30 PM, Woke Up Falling, Forty Foot Echo, Bound to Change (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, Saturday June Band. Sat 5/10, Pack. Fri 5/16, Fitz & the Celts. Sat 5/17, Betty Soul. 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 with Donny Greco. 312-226-5989.

MOLLY'S PIANO CABARET 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. 708-366-8073.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Wed 5/14, 45s (no cover). Fri 5/16, Group du Jour (no cover). 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/10, Dreklings, Dalet Yod, Cold Heaven. Sun 5/11, Jackknife Brothers, Lee Rags. Tue 5/13, Maya. Wed 5/14, Donnyboy the Rocker, Millions. Thu 5/15, Runs With Scissors, Spider Monkey. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Heartsfield, Big Sky String Band; midnight, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España, Andreas Kapsalis. Sun 5/11, 7 PM, Signal 6, Midway Story, Dive (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul & hip-hop. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 5/15, Drunk Stuntmen. Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Jay Bennett & West of Rome, Baby Teeth, Tuffy, Capital 8. Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, Grateful Dads (benefit for the Dominic Botti St. Athanasius Scholarship Fund). 847-869-0450.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/10, Seventh Sons. Sat 5/17, Big Guitars From Memphis. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/9, 9 PM, Stephanie Rearick, Milkbaby Primitive. Wed 5/14, 8 PM, Partly Dave Show: variety cabaret hosted by Dave Awl with Stewed Tomatoes & others. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Beau O'Reilly, Miki Greenberg, John Starrs, Jenno, Jamie O'Reilly. 773-743-3355.

NOBLE THEATER COMPANY 16 W. Randolph: Music and comedy at 9 PM Fri 5/9, Weird Sisters with David Kovac & Paul Connell. Sat 5/10, Roxy Bellows with Noise Conspiracy and Cayne Collier. Thu 5/15, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong with Darren Stephens & David Kovac. Fri 5/16, Weird Sisters with Naomi Ashley, Ben Benedict, and Harvey Finklestein and his puppets. Sat 5/17, Roxy Bellows with Dag Juhlin and David Kovac. 312-726-1156.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 5/9, Karma Sutra, Radiant Darling, Effusion. Sat 5/10, Sono, Assembly, Firetrucs, Matthew. Sundays, 10 PM, Papa G. Mon 5/12, 10 PM, One Man Army, Endangered Species, DJ John Swift, Clash Titan. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 5/14, De Venere, DJ Jermaine. Fri 5/16, Super Big, Mighty Fine Machine, Jacobstone. Sat 5/17, Stardust (David Bowie tribute), Atomic Crash, Banana Fudge, Bizarro. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Jedd's Goodbye Honkytonk Band. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 5/9, 6 PM, Seventh-Grade Underdog, Myopia, Gone All Summer, Felonstar (all-ages); 9:30 PM, War Pigs (Black Sabbath tribute), All Axxis. Sat 5/10, 5 PM, ODM, Chapter Seven, Incaged, One Step Behind (all-ages); 10 PM, Hysteria, Angry Chair. Sun 5/11, 6 PM, Superjoint Ritual (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Umphrey's McGee (18 & over). Wed 5/14, 9 PM, Umphrey's McGee (18 & over). Fri 5/16, 6 PM, Twice Removed, Who Did Bender, AKA, Defcon (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Nast Devin, Ravensthorn, Soul Joke, Conquest, Gideon's Pawn. Sat 5/17, 5 PM, Dumpstar, Blacklist, Seconds From Silence, Second Too Late (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Eric Mantell, Fifty Caliber. Sun 5/18, 5 PM, Sick, Inflicted, Lava Lik, Hate Won't Stop Hate, Envy the Dead (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W. 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM; Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin. Fri 5/9, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Sat 5/10, Tony Ocean. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 5/16, Moods. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Takabite. Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Infinity. Sun 5/11, 3 PM, Arthur Lee. Thu 5/15, 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Anxiety Society. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Acoustolingus. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Highway, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/9, Mike & Joe. Fri 5/16, Blaked, Pelao, Angry Chair. Sat 5/17, Shooter. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Highway, De Kalb: Music after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/9, Celestial Static, Autumn War. Sat 5/10, Backyard Tire Fire. Mon 5/12, open mike. Wed 5/14, Before Brazil. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind. Sat 5/17, Uphill Ski Team. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/9, Dugout. Sat 5/10, Heavy Matters. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 5/14, Reilly Cellar. Thu 5/15, Full Moon Orchestra, Joe Roarty. Fri 5/16, Broken Radio. Sat 5/17, Sazerac. 773-486-9862.

P.J. WILLICKER'S 2220 Old Half Day, Lincolnshire: Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Group du Jour. Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Shards. 847-634-2730.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/9, live karaoke. Sat 5/10, Underdog 3. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Post Haste. Thu 5/15, 10 PM, New Math. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Troy. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 5/9, American English (Beatles tribute). Fri 5/16, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sat 5/17, Knee Deep. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 5/9, 9 PM, Smush, Winnie, Viva Caramel, Wonderloaf. Sat 5/10, 9 PM, Ofays, Pegasus, Common Cold. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Methadones, Pink Lincolns, I Love Rich. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Crush Kill Destroy, Chalk. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Milkbaby Primitive, We Are Childhood Equals. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 5/14, I/O, Michael Colombia. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Behold! the Living Corpse, Speed of Light, School Shooter, American Heritage, Buried at Sea. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Mars Attacks. 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; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Thursdays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia. 312-492-6100.

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Crazy Diamond. Sat 5/10, Heartsfield, Chase Daniels Band. Fri 5/16, Bad Monkey, Liquid. Sat 5/17, Bad Medicine, Humpback Wail. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/9, 7:30 PM, Peter Mulvey; 10:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Bamboo Grove. Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Cynthia Dall (see Spot Check), Tim Rutili, Ben & Adam Vida. Sun 5/11, 9 PM, Ben Lee, Cory Branan, Snowglobe. Mon 5/12, 8 PM, Mayday (see Spot Check), Sainte Chapelle, Fojimoto (18 & over). Tue 5/13, 9 PM, Will Hoge, Style. Wed 5/14 and Thu 5/15, 8 PM, Cheryl Wheeler (see Spot Check), Kenny White. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Calla, Catfish Haven. Sat 5/17, 7 PM, Tim Mahoney, Wendy DeBias; 10 PM, Amy Rigby, John Stirratt & Laurie Stirratt, Nadine. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Da Vinci's Notebook, Andrew Kerr (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/11, Jon McDonald. Sun 5/18, John Kattke. 312-527-2722.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/10, Yellowtails. Sat 5/17, Q Blue. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 5/10, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/15, Mighty Joe. 312-441-9334.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-373-2233.

STUDENT CENTER, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY 2250 N. Sheffield: Fri 5/16, 7 PM, John Kimsey. 773-325-7664.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. 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. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 9 PM: Fri 5/9, 9:15 PM, Penetrators, Hunches, Little Killers, Hard Feelings, Hot Machines perform at Horizontal Action magazine's Rock 'n' Roll Blackout. Sat 5/10, 10:15 PM, Spits, A-Frames, FM Knives, Clone Defects, Tyrades perform at Horizontal Action magazine's Rock 'n' Roll Blackout. Tue 5/13, Mystic, Dyamond Havana. Wed 5/14, Strangers in Dreams, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Wanamaker. Thu 5/15, Temple of Low Men, Chlorine, High Strung. Fri 5/16, Quiver Lip, Major Junction, Sweet Potato Project. Sat 5/17, Gaza Strippers, Immortal Lee County Killers, Peelers. 773-278-6600.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Sat 5/10, Luxt. Sat 5/17, Terminal. 773-871-7799.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Tess Wiley, Jason Harrod, Kelly Steward. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Andrew Morgan, Kristin Ronne. Sun 5/11, 7 PM, Victoria, Kellie Lin Knott, Kristin Shout, Matt Wahl. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 5/14, Jeff Libman. Thu 5/15, 8 PM, Jennifer Marks, Teddy Goldstein. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Wes Hollywood Show, Donna Frost, FM Smith. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Kreg Viesselman, Sunnyside Up, Good Intentions. Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Fojimoto, Dan Vaillancourt, Eric Ethann. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/9, In Theory, Skinvent. Sat 5/10, and Thursdays, DJ Scott Farkus. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, live karaoke. Sat 5/17, Inchworm, Free Wheels, Our Friend's Electric. Sun 5/18, Cruciform Injection, Terrorfakt, Inertia. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Jen Porter. Sun 5/11, 8 PM, Rick George & the Message. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 5/12, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliott Taggart; 10 PM, Down the Line. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/9, Insomnia. Sat 5/10, Eddie Butts Band. Fri 5/16, Jane Doe. Sat 5/17, Generations. 630-264-2739.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Brother John. Sat 5/10, Buckwheat Zydeco. 815-337-3663.

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 5/9, Michael Black, Gizzae. Sat 5/10, Melaku, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 5/12, Grand Wizard, Theodore DJ Battle. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thursdays, Carl Brown. Fri 5/16, Baaro. Sat 5/17, Scotty Mic, Flex Crew. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Fareed Haque (5/9 with Circadian; 5/10 with Groovatron). Sundays, 8:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Wed 5/14, Earl, Blue-Eyed Dog. Fri 5/16, Powerknobs, Shooting Blanks, Deer. Sat 5/17, Stone Puppet, Frantic Appetite, Ten With Strangers. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Gary Stier. 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. Sundays, 10 PM, DJ Chester. 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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/9, DJ PCS, DJ 33-1/3. Sat 5/10, DJ Vic the Wolf, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mon 5/12, Brian Borden, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tue 5/13, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Wed 5/14, DJ Andrew. 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. 773-278-5785.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ D Double, DJ Artek spin reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin & guests spin techno. Wed 5/14, Phantom 45, Poolside, Flipside, Glyde, Carbide. Thu 5/15, Dmitry Lovebone, Keith Lotta, Manic, Chris Gin. 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, DJ 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.

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. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. 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 and Saturdays, 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 Peña spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum & bass, bossa nova & Afrobeat. 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 5/12, DJ Bobby Conn, LeDeuce, 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). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage, Johnny Price. 773-871-0205.

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

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

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (upstairs). Mon 5/12, 9:30 PM, Midwest Product, Dykehouse, Kill Memory Crash. 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 Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. 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; no cover. Sat 5/10, DJ CZR. 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. 773-477-8880.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fridays and Saturdays, midnight-5 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 Peña, 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. 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.

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); patio open all season. Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, DJ Axis spins hip-hop, rock, and new wave. 773-394-2066.

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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host Sassy Sundays with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb & Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol. 312-337-3486.

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.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

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.

ORLY'S 55th and South Hyde Park: Saturdays, DJ Stoney. 773-638-2469.

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. 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, DJ 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, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 5/9, DJ Heather, Chris Quinn. Sat 5/10, Colette, James Curd. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Second Wednesday of every month, Andrew Church spins punk, indie, and hardcore. Thu 5/15, Jugoe, DJ_S, Madrid, Kala. Fri 5/16, Tommie Sunshine & friends. Sat 5/17, Justin Long, Dizzy, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

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. 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, DJ Goose, Ronnie G., DJ Abyss. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. 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. Saturdays, DJ Vic, DJ Isaac. Tuesdays, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, Psycho Bitch, Nick Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. 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.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 5/15, Sven Vath, Flipside, Frank Solano. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D'S 1902 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Venue, Velva, Yuppster, DJ Tobias. 773-871-6239.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Fri 5/16, Voices. 773-871-7799.

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.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/9, Tim Xavier, Sombionix, Shawn Jackson, Ernie Perez, Justin Long, Dissolvent, DJ S, DJ Madrid, Acidman. Sat 5/10, Felix da Housecat, Mazi, Hipolito Sanchez. Mondays, DJ Theory, DJ Structure. Fri 5/16, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol. Sat 5/17, Christopher Lawrence, Gianni, Dmitry Lovebone. 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 Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Theory, Chris Tomasone, Peter Haze. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze, Victor R. spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. 312-440-3223.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/9, Juan Atkins. Fri 5/16, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather. 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-5 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

BROOKS & DUNN, RASCAL FLATTS, BRAD PAISLEY, AARON LINES, JEFF BATES, CLEDUS T. JUDD Fri 5/16, 4 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF FOLK ARTISTS Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Saint Blase Church, 6101 S. 75th, Argo. 773-617-9919.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE Wed 5/14, 8 PM, St. Mark's, 1509 Ridge, Evanston. 847-784-6739.

BILL FRISELL WITH VIKTOR KRAUSS & KENNY WOLLESON, BRUCE MOLSKY Sat 5/17, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

VANCE GILBERT, ELLIS PAUL Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MICHAEL JOHNATHON, MIKE & AMY FINDERS Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

LEWIS FAMILY WITH RYAN HOLLADAY Sat 5/17, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, 3401 W. Jefferson, Joliet. 815-744-9020.

ROLLING THUNDER RE-VIEW Tribute to Bob Dylan with faculty and staff from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SAUGANASH STEW perform at a barn dance with caller Paul Watkins. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ perform at a barn dance with caller Paul Ford. Mon 5/12, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

PAUL TYLER & FRIENDS perform at a barn dance with caller Paul Watkins. Sun 5/11, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

AARON WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DWIGHT YOAKAM, JIMMY WAYNE All-ages. Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 5/12, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 5/9, 9:30 PM, and Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Billy Leatham. Sun 5/11, 4-10 PM, John Dillon performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Wed 5/14, 8 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 5/16, Brendan Loughrey & Blue Stack. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Clan na Gael. 708-687-9323.

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

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

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 5/18, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

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

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Sandy Andina. 630-922-9821.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Gerard Haughey. Sat 5/10, Fast Eddie. Fri 5/16, Switchback. Sat 5/17, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/17, Curtis & Loretta. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/9, Three Minute Mile. Sat 5/10, Michael Miles. Sat 5/17, Ticklepenny Corner. 219-464-4700.

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 5/18, Kevin Danzig & Kat Wooley. 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.

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. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/12, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 5/14, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. 815-477-0340.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/9, Walter Craft. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Larry Penn, Mark Dvorak. Fri 5/16, Clearwater Connection. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

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.

DWAYNE LEE, VICTORIA, APPOINTED BY GOD, ABJ COMMUNITY CHOIR, ABJ LITURGICAL DANCERS Sun 5/18, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

ROBERT WOOTAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE Sat 5/17, 12:30 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/9, 10 PM, Leon Russell, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists. 773-478-4408.

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.

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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/13, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 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 5/9 and Sat 5/10, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 5/11, Joe Barr. Mon 5/12, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 5/13, Lorenzo Thompson. Wed 5/14, Pistol Pete. Thu 5/15, Rob Stone & the C-Notes with Aaron Moore. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 5/9, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Delmark Records 50th anniversary celebration with Jimmy Dawkins, Willie Kent, Bonnie Lee, Shirley Johnson, Johnny B. Moore, Jimmy Burns, Tail Dragger, and Little Arthur Duncan. Sat 5/10, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, Jake LaBotz. Sun 5/11, John Primer. Mon 5/12, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 5/13, Matthew Skoller. Wed 5/14, Maurice John Vaughn. Thu 5/15, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Fri 5/16, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Tab Benoit, Tommy McCracken. Sat 5/17, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Nick Moss, KAX. Sun 5/18, Phil Guy. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/9, Anthony Gomes. Sat 5/10, Jimmy Thackery. Fri 5/16, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 5/17, Carl Weathersby. 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.

DAN-D-JACKS 9358 W. 171st, Tinley Park: Fri 5/16, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-460-8773.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/9, Madman Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Sat 5/17, Nicole. 773-685-8083.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 5/10, Code Blues. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 5/10, 9 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-416-4898.

FRONT ROW 3927 Sauk Trail, Richton Park: Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-748-1300.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/16, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Zora Young Band. 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 5/10, 9:30 PM, Johnnie Marshall Band. Tue 5/13, 8:30 PM, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 5/11, 8 PM, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Aaron Moore (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

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 5/9, 10 PM, and Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mon 5/12, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 5/14, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Thu 5/15, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Pete Special. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 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 5/15, Mem Shannon & the Membership (live radio broadcast). Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Mem Shannon & the Membership, Kid Dynamite. 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.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thursdays, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 5/16, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 5/17, Mississippi Heat. 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. Sat 5/10, Anthony Gomes. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/10, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Thu 5/15, Vini & the Demons. 773-276-9730.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/9, Mike Dangerous Band. Sat 5/10, Phil Guy. Fri 5/16, Jimmy Burns. Sat 5/17, Vance Kelly. Sun 5/18, Vini & the Demons host the open jam. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 5/9, Cyrus Hayes. Sat 5/10, Willie Kent & the Gents, Eddie Taylor Jr. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 5/16, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 5/17, Carlos Johnson. 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. Tue 5/13, Dave Specter. Thu 5/15, Da Blues Guys. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/9, Johnnie Marshall Band. Sat 5/10, Pat Smillie. Fri 5/16, Pistol Pete. Sat 5/17, Vic Perrino. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/9, Outta the Blue (no cover). 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 5/16, Lonnie Brooks, Sopro Blues Revue Band. 708-389-7810.

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

DEE ALEXANDER Benefit for Women's Treatment Center. Thu 5/15, 6 PM, Embassy Suites Chicago Lakefront, Chicago River Ballroom, 511 N. Columbus Dr. 312-633-4951.

JACKIE ALLEN Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TARA AYRES Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

JONATHAN CHEN WITH GENE COLEMAN & JENNY WALSH Tue 5/13, 8 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Frank Wess performing a tribute to Count Basie. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 5/18, 1:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DROPP ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/9, 10 PM, the Viaduct, 3111 N. Western. 773-844-4603.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Mark Nagy; free admission. Thu 5/15, 7 PM, Hunt Choral Room, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7240.

MAX MORATH Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE with Roger Harris, Warren Smith, Richard Armandi, and Frank Parker Jr. perform the music of John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet. Free admission. Sun 5/11, 3 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Thu 5/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Mon 5/12, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

JUDY ROBERTS Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

SUE--OS Sun 5/18, 2 PM, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm, Prospect Heights. 847-259-3500.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21st CENTURY REVIEW, PETER LERNER, KIMO WILLIAMS & KIMOTION Oak Park Area Arts Council benefit concert for scholarships. Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth, Oak Park. 708-358-5690.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/9, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 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 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Carlos Cannon. Sun 5/11 through Sat 5/17, Detour. Sun 5/18, Natalie Yokley. 312-751-2433.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 5/14, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 5/13, 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.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sun 5/18, 2-4 PM, Howard Levy Band. 847-864-1868.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 5/10, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sun 5/11, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 5/18, 5 PM, Judy Roberts. 847-647-8282.

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 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/9, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 5/10 and Sat 5/17, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 5/15, Organisms. Fri 5/16, Dave Simone Trio. 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.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sun 5/18, 4 PM, Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble. 773-325-2233.

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.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, the Truth. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 5/13, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 5/14, 9:30 PM, Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre/Barre Phillips Trio. Sun 5/18, 10 PM, Erik Truffaz Quartet, Grey Ghost. 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 5/18, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Julie Creighton. 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 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 5/15, John Mose Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 5/12, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Thu 5/15, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 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 5/9, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. Sat 5/10, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 5/11, 2 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Tue 5/13, 6 PM, Paul Mutzabaugh Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 5/15, 8 PM, Jeannie Lambert Quartet (no cover). 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 5/9, 9 PM, and Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Karrin Allyson. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 5/10, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon. Mon 5/12, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wed 5/14, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Maurice Brown & Ernest Dawkins Quintet. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Ernest Dawkins's Live the Spirit Band. Sun 5/18, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-7171.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Motion Trio (18 & over). Mon 5/12, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 5/14, 8 PM, Invocation Trio (18 & over). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Lucy Smith hosts Sunday Songs with B.D.T. & the Chameleon Voice Band (18 & over). 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 5/11, 10 PM, Gregorio/Baker/Roebke/Berman Quartet. Sun 5/18, 10 PM, Andiamo, Paul Hartsaw Trio. 773-935-2118.

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

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/16, Terremoto Smooth Jazz. 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 5/9 through Sun 5/11, DePaul Jazz Ensemble with Bobby Shew. Tue 5/13 through Sun 5/18, Tom Harrell with Marcus Strickland, Xavier Davis, Ugonna Okegwo, and Quincy Davis. 312-670-2473.

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 5/9, 9:30 PM, Jake LaBotz, Erwin Helfer & Lou Marini. Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Mondays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover); 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet; 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 5/16, 9:30 PM, Carl Leukaufe Trio. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 5/12, 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 5/13, A View From the Side with Eric Koppa, Thaddus Franklin, Sean Parsons, Matt Ulery, and John Smillie. 773-525-2422.

LOUIE'S CHOPHOUSE & BANQUETS 700 W. Jefferson, Shorewood: Thu 5/15, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko with the Jim O'Reilly piano/sax duo. 815-725-9800.

LOUIE'S CHOPHOUSE 4642 W. 103rd, Oak Lawn: Fri 5/9 and Fri 5/16, 8 PM, and Sat 5/17, 10:30 PM, Peter Oprisko with Leandro Lopez Varady. 708-425-6530.

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. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 5/14, 7 PM, Jazz Vertigo. 630-446-4001.

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.

MYOPIC BOOKS 1468 N. Milwaukee: Music starts at 7:30; no cover charge. Tue 5/13, Christopher Forbes. 773-862-4882.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 5/11, Rick Pickren. Mon 5/12, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 5/13, Pete Sliwka. Wed 5/14, Frank Portolese. Sun 5/18, JoAnn Daugherty. 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, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko 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 5/9 and Sat 5/10, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Sun 5/11, 6 PM, Yoko Noge. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 5/14, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Deep Blue. 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 5/11, 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. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/9, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 5/10, Duke Payne Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Dale Prasco (no cover). Tuesdays, Savoir Faire. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Fri 5/16, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet. Sat 5/17, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/10, Frank Portolese Trio. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, Dave Flippo Duo. Sat 5/17, Lew Stevens 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. Sun 5/11, Brienn Perry Trio. 815-477-0340.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/9, Q Blue. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 5/13, D. Bayne Septet. Fri 5/16, Havana. 773-276-9730.

RED LION PUB 2446 N. Lincoln: Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Tom Wright. 773-348-2695.

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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 5/18, 8 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.

SOUTH CHOPHOUSE 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Sun 5/11, 10 AM, and Tue 5/13, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko with Jim O'Reilly. 630-782-9091.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Fri 5/16, 7 PM, Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, Malachi Thompson, Africa Brass with Dee Alexander. 773-373-2233.

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.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Sat 5/10, 10 PM, Next Door Nicks, Cook County Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & Friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 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 5/9 and Sat 5/10, 9:30 PM, Jeff Parker with Chris Lopes & Chad Taylor (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 5/15, 9:30 PM, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Fri 5/16, 9:30 PM, Damian Espinosa Quartet. Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. 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.

International

Concerts

BENGI, ABDIGANI JIYENBAY Fri 5/9, 8 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. .

UKRAINIAN BANDURA CONCERT with Charzillia & others; benefits Winrock International. Sun 5/11, 1:30 PM, Saints Volodymyr & Olha Cathedral Hall, 2250 W. Superior. 773-427-1160.

LOS COJOLITES Fri 5/16, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

EDYTA GORNIAK Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-777-8988.

HIRSCH BAND performs at the D.A.N.K. annual May dance. Sat 5/17, 7 PM, Batavia VFW Hall, 645 River Road, Batavia. 630-232-0099.

JALI MORIKEBA KOUYATE Fri 5/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUNTU DANCE THEATRE OF CHICAGO Free admission. Sat 5/10, 2 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

ORQUESTA ARAGON See Critic's Choice. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

SONES DE MEXICO Fri 5/9, 11 AM, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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-5 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 Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-266-1944.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/9, 7 and 10 PM, Orquesta Aragon (see Critic's Choice; early show 18 & over). Sat 5/10, 10 PM, 911 Mambo Orchestra. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Mariza (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.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Thu 5/15, Paulinho Garcia. 312-787-9596.

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 PE--A 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Luis Badillo, Edgar Solorzano (no cover). 312-421-8164.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 5/10, 7 PM, Matt Geraghty Project; 10 PM, Dahui. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Onedrum. 312-492-6100.

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

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE piano, with students in a free lecture-concert. Thu 5/15, 5 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL IN EVANSTON Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra with organist Douglas Cleveland, violists Melissa Trier Kirk and Kirsten Johnson, and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach, Telemann); 10:30 PM, Second City Musick with viola da gambist Mary Springfels and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach, Handel). Sun 5/11, 7 PM, Bach Week Festival Orchestra and St. Luke's Girls' Choir and Schola with organist Eric Budzynski and violinist Blair Milton (Bach, Telemann). 847-236-0452.

ELENA BAKSHT piano, in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin). Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with organist John Sherer and trumpeter Ross Beacraft in a free concert (Handel, Oxenvad, Harvey, Mozart). Sun 5/11, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield, conductor (Monteverdi, Part, Barber). Sat 5/10, 8 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 773-878-6467. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 773-878-6467.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Emmanuelle Haim conducts Handel's Agrippina. Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414 or 312-902-1500.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTISTS in a free program of arias and songs (Handel, Mozart, Massenet, Verdi, Heggie, Barber). Fri 5/9, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore and marimbist Makoto Nakura (Vorisek, Creston, Puccini, Dvorak). Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/9, 8 PM, and Sun 5/11, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Angela Denoke and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Beethoven, Rands). Thu 5/15, 8 PM, Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, and Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Jaime Laredo, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour in an all-Bach program. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET (Shostakovich, Britten, Brahms). Sun 5/18, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with soprano Michelle Areyzaga in a program of Spanish music (Gerhard, Granados, Turina, Guridi). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY AND COMMUNITY PIANO PROGRAM STUDENT RECITALS Free admission. Sat 5/10 and Sat 5/17, 1, 3 and 5 PM, McCormick Recital Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS with mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley, tenor John Concepcion, the Pacifica Quartet, and Eighth Blackbird in a free new-music program (Sevilla, Volker). Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

REBECCA DAVIS AND ROGER BINGAMAN soprano and piano (R. Strauss, Verdi, Donizetti). Mon 5/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with pianist Eteri Andjaparidze (Gershwin, Schuman, Ives, Barber, Bernstein). Free admission; tickets required. Wed 5/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Elena Baksht (Tower, Beethoven, Gershwin). Sun 5/11, 4 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists in a concert performance of Bizet's Carmen. Sat 5/10, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with mezzo-soprano Tracy Mould Watson, Vox Caelestis, the Glen Ellyn Women's Chorus, and women of the Elmhurst Choral Union (Mahler, Symphony no. 3). Sat 5/17, 8 PM, auditorium, York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with cellist Michael Moser in a free program of music by Michael Maierhof. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

TOM FARRELL AND GONZALO MOLANO guitars (Albeniz, Aguado, Bach, Mertz, Ponce). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-539-3828, ext. 125.

TOM FARRELL, DAVID MCDONNELL, AND ANDRA KULANS guitar, clarinet, and violin, with others in a new-music program (Cole, McDonnell, Failla). Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Impact Art Studio and Gallery, 5239 N. Damen. 773-275-2777.

FORCES OF VIRTUE perform Baroque opera excerpts in a free concert (Keiser, Mattheson, Cesti). Sun 5/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/9, 12:10 PM, marimbist Kevin Kosnik. Fri 5/16, 12:10 PM, organist Kola Owolabi. 312-787-4570.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman in a free concert (Berlioz, Prokofiev, Sparke, Mussorgsky, Del Borgo). Sun 5/11, 3 PM, Larkin High School, 1475 Larkin, Elgin. 847-695-7096.

LORI ANN FULLER soprano, with pianist Roger Bingamon (Schumann, Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, Weill, Kritz). Sun 5/11, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

GLEN FLORA ENSEMBLE (Bartok, Clarke, Brahms). Sat 5/17, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

HANDEL WEEK FESTIVAL Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park: Tue 5/13, 7:30 PM, vocalists Michelle Areyzaga, Susan Ross, Thomas Yang, and Deborah Stevenson in an all-Handel chamber program. 708-583-2818.

HAYDN BY THE LAKE in a period-instruments concert. Sun 5/11, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-442-4978.

MICHAEL HENOCH, GAIL WILLIAMS, AND ELIZABETH BUCCHERI oboe, horn, and piano (Herzogenberg, Damase, Schumann). Mon 5/12, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

HERITAGE CHORALE Jonathan Miller, conductor (Rossini, Brahms, Crabtree, Schickele, Miller). Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 744 Fair Oaks, Oak Park. 708-848-9066.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS (Handel, Debussy, Ursin, Pergolesi, Dvorak). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ASHLEY HORNE AND BYRON SEAN violin and piano, in a free concert. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7559.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Dmitri Ratser (Debussy, Copland, Rachmaninoff). Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

JULIUS MEINL CAFE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Anthony Molinaro (Rachmaninoff, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky). Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. West Leigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Barrios, Dyens, Rak, Rodrigo). Sun 5/18, 4 PM, Impact Art Studio and Gallery, 5239 N. Damen. 773-275-2777.

SUSANNE MENTZER mezzo-soprano, with pianist Linda Hirt in a free performance. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor (Mozart, Haydn, J.C. Bach). Sun 5/18, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY in a free concert (Eisler and others). Tue 5/13 and Thu 5/15, 7 PM, Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 57th. 773-702-2550.

NEW PHILHARMONIC with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro (Beethoven, Bruckner). Fri 5/9 and Sat 5/10, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Ben Hildner (Handel, Holst, Britten, Elgar). Sun 5/18, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton and Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris and Judith Willoughby conduct a Holocaust remembrance program. Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Gail Williams, conductor, with euphonium soloist Scott Kinmont and brass ensemble in a free concert (Keller and others). Wed 5/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor (Assad, Bellinati, Rodrigo, Granados, Turina, Albeniz). Sat 5/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt, conductor (Takemitsu, Engelman, and others). Tue 5/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NU MUSIC MARATHON Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Northwestern University, Evanston: See Critic's Choice. Sun 5/11, 3:30 PM, Stephen Syverud; 4 PM, Frances-Marie Uitti and Mark Dresser, Mark Applebaum; 5 PM, members of Eighth Blackbird; 5:10 PM, Lucid Dream Ensemble. 6 PM, Winston Choi, Frances-Marie Uitti, and others perform music of John Zorn; 7 PM, John Zorn's Cobra; 8 PM, Tony Arnold, Scott Kinmont, James Giles, and Stephen Drury, Cinegraph's Duo; 9 PM, music of Louis Andriessen. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ORION ENSEMBLE with pianist Debra Sutter and violinist Guillaume Combet (Schubert, Corigliano, Brahms). Wed 5/14, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS perform music of Lita Grier and Donald Draganski. Sun 5/18, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

SAINT PETERSBURG STRING QUARTET (Glazunov, Shostakovich, Borodin). Sat 5/10, 6:30 PM, Westmoreland Country Club, 2601 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette. 847-540-5708.

LEANN SCHECHREST AND JIN-HYE LEE soprano and piano, in a free recital (Purcell, Handel, Bellini, Donaudy, Mozart, Schubert, R. Strauss, Faure). Thu 5/15, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

HEATHER SCHMIDT piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Debussy, Schmidt, Liszt). Free admission. Wed 5/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MATT SCHNEIDER TRIO with others in a new-music program. Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Impact Art Studio and Gallery, 5239 N. Damen. 773-275-2777.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Stravinsky, Carter, Dahl). Sun 5/18, 4:05 PM, Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH L'OPERA PICCOLA Daniel Boico conducts a joint performance (Leoncavallo, Bizet). Sun 5/18, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO in a free chamber music concert. Sat 5/10, 4 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar (Mertz, Koshkin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ferranti). Fri 5/9, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Steven Huang conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Gluck, Vivaldi). Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free concert (Schoenberg and others). Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Whitacre, Bernstein, Grainger, Schickele, Yoder). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert (Wolpe, Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 773-324-4100.

HELGA WINOLD, BRIAN GEHRICH, AND LEONORA SUPPAN-GEHRICH cello, violin, and piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Schubert). Sat 5/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, YO-YO MA, AND DANIEL BARENBOIM violin, cello, and piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn). Tue 5/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

Fairs & Festivals

MAYFEST Barry and Ashland: Fri 5/16, 6 PM, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge; 7 PM, Chinchilla Fury; 8 PM, Future Rock; 9 PM, Buddha's Belly. Sat 5/17, noon, Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute); 2:30 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute); 4 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute); 5:45 PM, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute); 7:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sun 5/18, 2 PM, King Solomon's Grave; 4 PM, Underwater People; 6 PM, Catfight; 8 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-529-7547.

Miscellaneous

RAY CORNILS Fri 5/16, 7 PM, Church of Saint Ita, 5500 N. Broadway. 773-561-5343.

ELGIN CHILDREN'S CHORUS Sun 5/18, 3 and 6:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

NELSON GILL Children's concert and benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Sat 5/17, 10 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

HARDART GROOP Free concert with Susan Cook, Jim Gailloreto, Brian Schwab, Scott Anderson, Andy Baker, JoAnn Daugherty, Paula Kosower, Matthew Tolzman, and John Elmquist. Mon 5/12, 7:33 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-275-6492.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and discussion entitled "An American Salute: Exploring the Orchestra." Sat 5/17, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

JOSE LUIS OROZCO Children's concert. Sat 5/10, 2 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

PIANO STUDENTS OF REGINA SYRKIN perform "American music for children" in a free performance. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 5/9, Romanian Independence Day program. Mon 5/12, "Candy Day" with the Pier Players. Wed 5/14, Winston Campus Concert Band. Thu 5/15, Tap Is Where It's At. Fri 5/16, Central High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

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