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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

GRETA CLARK with pianist Jack Short. Sat 5/17 and Sat 5/24, 11 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

SAKIRA DILLARD, SAMANTHA GLORIA BANNISTER & others perform as part of "Artistic Affairs." Sat 5/17, 6:30 PM, Gerald Griffin Gallery, 372 W. Ontario. 312-335-9697.

DOC BAND Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Breadline Theatre, 1802 W. Bernice. 773-327-6096.

KEVIN DRUMM, EKG, NO DOCTORS, TV POW, MICHAEL ZERANG accompany silent films at "Sonic Celluloid." Sat 5/17, 7 PM, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-4000.

FOO FIGHTERS, CHEVELLE, JEALOUS SOUND Sun 5/25, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

KIN FROST & BOBBI WILSYN Pre-performance supper at 6:15. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, the Club, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3333.

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

MIKI GREENBERG'S SONGS OF TENDERNESS & LOVE with guest vocalists Amy Warren, Ned O'Reilly, Elizabeth Breen, Beau O'Reilly, Liam Kimball, Kate O'Reilly & others; on the same program, Jeff Dorchen's play Life and Times of Jewboy Cain and films by Tom Palazzolo. Sat 5/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HAGS, BEEFTUBE, TORN BETWEEN, PAL, CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE Benefit for Rebel Grrrl's Free Prisoners program. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Swayzee Compound, 2244 W. 23rd Pl. 773-347-1211.

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

ILLUSION OF SAFETY Sat 5/24, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

JR & THE MUDCATS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

LORD OF THE YUM YUM, A VERY SENSITIVE DEVICE Free concert with performance artist Joseph Ravens. Thu 5/22, 7 PM, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MICHAEL MCASSEY Wed 5/21, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

IAN MCCULLOCH All-ages. Sun 5/25, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MR. BLOTTO, STORMY MONDAY perform at the Memorial Day USO Show. Sun 5/25, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

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

KATHIE NICOLET Free concert. Fri 5/23, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

YOKO NOGE, CHRIS MILLS, ANNA FERMIN, DOLLY VARDEN, MICHAEL STRENING Benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y. Fri 5/23, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822.

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

O.A.R. Free in-store performance. Sun 5/25, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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.

SUSAN PADVEEN, PHILIP SEWARD, DOUG LOFSTROM Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-663-1124.

POISON, SKID ROW, VINCE NEIL Sun 5/25, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

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. Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sun 5/25, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ROGERS PARK VOCAL TRIO Free concert. Thu 5/22, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

SPIDER SALOFF Wed 5/21, 1:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-458-0850.

JOHN STIRRATT & LAURIE STIRRATT Free concert. Fri 5/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHN STORMS-ROHM Free in-store performances. Fri 5/23, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471. Sat 5/24, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822.

KAT TAYLOR with pianist Bob Moreen. Fri 5/16 and Fri 5/23, 11 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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

TWISTED ROOTS: MUSIC, POLITICS, AND THE AMERICAN DREAM BLUES Fri 5/16, 7 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-7664.

LOUIS YOELIN Free in-store performances. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

ZZ TOP, TED NUGENT, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD & DOUBLE TROUBLE Sat 5/24, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Sun 5/25, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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 (see Critic's Choice), Deal's Gone Bad, Skapone, DJ Chuck Wren. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Majesticons (see Critic's Choice), Beans, Qwel with Nordic Mistress. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, Acoustic Syndicate, Cornmeal. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Russo, B.S. Brass Band. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Tobin Sprout, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, David Singer & the Sweet Science. Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Captured! by Robots, Lozenge, Cougars, Rah Bras (18 & over). Sun 5/25, 10 PM, Legendary Shack Shakers, Bobby Bare Jr., Flesh Vehicle. 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 5/16, Big Buildings. Sat 5/17, Squared Off. Fri 5/23, Ripley Caine Experience, Lady Moon. Sat 5/24, Torturing Elvis. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/16, Jack Straw. Sat 5/17, Pat McCurdy. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/23, Generations. 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 5/16, Bob's Yer Uncle, Bleary, Tommy Rocks, Watershed. Sat 5/17, Mike Felumlee, Blue Shade Witness, Jenny Choi. Sun 5/18, Mighty Fine Machine, Dirty Blonde. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/20, Cave Catt Sammy, Spies Who Surf. Wed 5/21, Long Distance Runner, Runs With Scissors, Shampoobah. Thu 5/22, Snaggs, Redline, Tom Slater Band. Fri 5/23, Izis, Radiant Darling, Aman. Sat 5/24, Troy, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides, Ruth Buzzy, Raised on Zenith. Sun 5/25, New Duncan Imperials, Polkaholics. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/16, Homicidal Squirrels, One Below Nothing, Fear Unknown. Sat 5/17, Planeta de Crystal, Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins tribute), J Band. Wed 5/21, Guesselent, Leper, Vapor Eyes. Thu 5/22, Leticia Servin, Luis Jahn, Netonomia. Fri 5/23, Everyday Celebrity, Uno de Mas, Brains. Sat 5/24, Piramide, Screaming Demons, Deuce. 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.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 5/18, Seventh-Grade Underdog, Little Blue Taxi, Symptoms. Sun 5/25, Parr-5, Cape Renewal, Myllhouse. 773-235-9100.

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 5/18, Linda Weseman. Sun 5/25, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Unibrow, Sayers, Huge Pontoons, Libido Grande. Sat 5/17, 6 PM, Fat Sally, Monroes, No Comply, One Last Walk, Dead by Midnight, PVA, Heavy Chevy, Adobee, Black Frames, Counter Capital (all-ages); 9 PM, Guest, Free Space, Starrunner (18 & over). Sun 5/18, 6 PM, Stroke 9, Bottle of Justus (all-ages). Tue 5/20, 6 PM, Ash, Circle & Square, McIntyre (all-ages). Wed 5/21, 9 PM, Easy Tiger, Street Van, Ella Music Group. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Devil May Care, Deep Steps, Mudtoys. Fri 5/23, 6 PM, Killer, Premonitions of War, A Life Once Lost, Beyond the Sixth Seal, On Broken Wings, Death . . . Explode, Hewhocorrupts (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Premium, Chinese Downhill, Rock Star Club, Omegamen. Sat 5/24, 5 PM, Usurper, November's Doom, Disinter, Summer Dying, Inflict, Convectum (all-ages); 9 PM, Assembly, Helicopter Helicopter, Rockaway Cobra, Missile. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/16, Groovatron. Sat 5/17, Mad Lab. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 5/22, P-1. Fri 5/23, Nine Miles, Hillbilly Winos. Sat 5/24, Broken Grass. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/24, Burbanks. 708-449-8900.

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

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 5/16, 7 PM, Gypsy. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/23, 7 PM, Coventry Jones. 847-550-1127.

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

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 5/23, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-358-0384.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 5/16, 8:30 PM, Moon Gypsies. Sat 5/17, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Tue 5/20, 8 PM, Reissue. Fri 5/23, 8:30 PM, Paul Wenzel. 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 5/16, Torturing Elvis. Sat 5/17, Lush Budgett. Fri 5/23, Susie Gomez & the Hollywoods. Sat 5/24, Wild Ones. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/16, Void Where Prohibited, Stapletons, Bottom Feeders. Sat 5/17, Latest, Corey Saathoff & Brain Regiment, Hockey Night. 312-922-6392.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. 773-227-2277.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 5/21, 9:30 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Segue. 847-647-8282.

CHANGES 260 Cunningham, Park Forest: Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Bruce Holmes. 708-747-9190.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wyse, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. 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). Fri 5/23, Seventh Heaven, Austin Mayfield Project. Sat 5/24, Catfight, Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute). 847-524-9910.

CIAO FOR NOW 32 E. Grand, Fox Lake: Fri 5/16 and Fri 5/23, 9 PM, DJs spin and host karaoke. 847-973-8250.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fourth Friday of every month, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

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. Fourth Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 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.

COZZI'S ADVENTURE GOLF & GAMES 405 Rand, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM. Fri 5/16, Rizzo Show. Sat 5/17, Tim Nolan. Fri 5/23, Gypsy. Sat 5/24, David Bruce. 847-438-8088.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 5/17, Exceptions. Sat 5/24, Libido Funk Circus. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/17, Tasty Wonton (benefit for First Book Chicago). Sat 5/24, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: 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. Sun 5/18, 9:30 PM, Michael Glabicki, Raine. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 5/22, 9:30 PM, Third World with the Jamaican All-Stars Band. Fri 5/23, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Trouble, Pimps, Smoke, Waste, Ion Vein. Sun 5/25, Third World. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/16, Mike & Joe. Sat 5/17, Kato the Houseboy. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/23, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/24, Michael Heaton Band. 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 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Sun 5/18, 7 PM, and Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Cory Jamison. Fri 5/16, 10:30 PM, Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits tribute). Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader (Dolly Parton tribute). Wed 5/21 through Sat 5/24, 8 PM, and Sun 5/25, 7 PM, Denise Tomasello. Fri 5/23, 10:30 PM, Naked (Leonard Cohen 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 5/18, DJ Dread Scott spins a tribute to Iggy Pop. Mon 5/19, DJ Matt. Tue 5/20, DJ Alex. Wed 5/21, DJ Billy D. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: 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 5/16, 10 PM, Bumpus, Abstract Giants, Organic Mind Unit. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Mike Watt & the Secondmen, Monkey Paw, Dummy. Mon 5/19, 9 PM, Beauty Pill, North by Northwest, Narrator. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Hustler, Tummler, Volume, Bible of the Devil. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, A-Set, Judah Johnson (see Spot Check), Everybody Uh-Oh, Pieces. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Datsuns, Paybacks, Star Spangles. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Dixie Witch, Debris Inc., Acid King, High Plains Drifters. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Back Fur More. Sun 5/25, 10 PM, Local H, Wrens, Sullen. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/16, Release. Sat 5/17, Hans & the Hormones. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/23, I-Lites. Sat 5/24, Axegrinder. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Bent-til-Broken. 708-788-4071.

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 5/16, Underwater People, Mixed Emotions. Sat 5/17, Flyte. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thu 5/22, Members Only. Fri 5/23, Nuisance, Life Without, Savitre. Sat 5/24, Friend of Pete, Ten With Strangers. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 5/16, Down the Line, Stephanie Dosen, Second Hand Poets. Sat 5/17, 10:30 PM, Zuvuya. Sundays, Sumo host an acid-jazz improv. Mon 5/19, Drive, Rockets Over Sweden, Cameron McGill. Tue 5/20, Dyrtybyrd, Wayside, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. Wed 5/21, Remedy, Vodka Moxie. Thu 5/22, Forgotten Four, Chuck's Electric. Fri 5/23, Pinch, Lyla Stone, Dopes, Stroller. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Adult. (see Critic's Choice), Magas (see Critic's Choice), Tamion 12 Inch (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Flin Flon (see Spot Check), Midstates, Adrian Crowley. Mon 5/19, 9:30 PM, A-Frames, White Outs, 36 Invisibles. Tue 5/20, 9:30 PM, Essex Green, Children's Hour, Funeral Home Photographer. Wed 5/21, 9:30 PM, Makoto Kawabata (see Spot Check), Pardons, Spires That in the Sunset Rise. Thu 5/22, 9:30 PM, Paradise Island (see Critic's Choice), Viki. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Prefuse 73, Four Tet, Manitoba, A Grape Dope. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Dictators, Returnables, Paperbacks. Sun 5/25, 9:30 PM, Murmur, Impossible Recording Machine. 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 5/16 and Wed 5/21, Rasta Kelly. Sat 5/17, Dub Dis. Sun 5/18 and Thu 5/22, Indika. Mondays, Daddy Lester. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Sweet Jane. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

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 5/16, Cammis Energy. Sat 5/17, Catfight. Thu 5/22, Paul Willert. Fri 5/23, JP & the Cats. Sat 5/24, 4-Cast. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/16, Tommy Gun. Mondays, DJ Marcy. Tuesdays, open mike with Nicky's Band. Fri 5/23, Joe. Sat 5/24, Max Candy. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 5/16, 6 PM, Starstruck, Myopia, Matches, RM101; 10 PM, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, 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. Tue 5/20, 6 PM, Unsung Zeros, Knockout, Army of Me, Vermillion. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, Mastodon (see Spot Check), Cephalic Carnage (see Spot Check), Uphill Battle, Dysrhythmia. Thu 5/22, 6 PM, Soophie Nun Squad, Tem Eyos Ki, Seyarse; 10 PM, Callaghan, Arrivals, Superhopper. Fri 5/23, 6 PM, Bigwig, Much the Same, Stereotyperider, Bomb; 10 PM, Buck 65, Jet by Day. Sat 5/24, 5 PM, Tossers, Siderunners, Phantom Three; 9 PM, Murder in the Red Barn, Pines, Prosperity Wallet. Sun 5/25, 5 PM, Against Me, Fifth-Hour Hero, Short Round, After the Fall; 9 PM, Major Stars, Heathen Shame, Life Partners, LA Drugs. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Chuck Prophet, Juleps, Last Train Home. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Blazers. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Leave. Thu 5/22, 8:30 PM, Troy Campbell (in the side room), Ben Hollis (see Spot Check). Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Sleepy Labeef. 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 5/16, Old No. 8. Sat 5/17, Nine Miles. Fri 5/23, Paula Mengarelli. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 5/16, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 5/23, Twist & Shout. 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 5/16, Barajas, Mattithias, Sara Hollister. Sat 5/17, Chris from Astropop. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 5/23, Green Gnome Project. Sat 5/24, Reactavox, Photographic Scientists. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 5/19, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe performs at auditions for Naked Boys Singing; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 5/20, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter hosts a jam session; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 5/21, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 5/22, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/23, 6 PM, Will Clark hosts "Cocktails With the Porn Stars"; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/24, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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. Sun 5/18 and Sun 5/25, 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe hosts an open mike. Mon 5/19, 9 PM, Craig Stewart. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Wed 5/21 through Fri 5/23, 9 PM, and Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. 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: Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Daybirds (5/16 with Blackouts; 5/17 with Celestial Static). Sun 5/18, 9 PM, Milkbaby Primitive, We Are Childhood Equals, Stewed Tomatoes. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, Tyrades, Das Boot, Sweet Jap. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Typewash, Doctor Bonobo. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Two Girls With Guy Names, Swansea Mass, Millimeters Mercury, Logic of Elliot. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Unique Chique, Electric. Sun 5/25, 9 PM, Kid Dakota, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Branches. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, & R&B. Wed 5/21, Sappy. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Preston Klik Ritual with Bob Mason and Karl Sacksteder. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Ben Hollis (see Spot Check). 773-465-8005.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/16, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), My Own Prison (Creed tribute). Fri 5/23, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Mother's Little Helper, Dayna Lane. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Centimeters, Les Georges Leningrad, Lovely Little Girls, Pod Blatz. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Mon 5/19, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. Wed 5/21, 9:30 PM, DJ Sabirow. Thu 5/22, 9:30 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, DJ Chris Jern. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/16, Super Deluxe, Felt, Terry Donalan. Sat 5/17, Opal Candy, Second Seed, Madahari. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Fri 5/23, Groovepushers, Hot Oil Treatment. Sat 5/24, Face of Fury, WHT, Crazed. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Shows could not be confirmed at press time due to licensing issues (see Post No Bills). Please call the club ahead to determine if the acts listed below will perform as scheduled. Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Tambayan hosted by KP & Universe Neo with DJ Stizo (18 & over). Wed 5/21, 8 PM, Djalma Primordial Science (18 & over). Sun 5/25, 9 PM, DJ Twilite Tone, Seek (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Motorhead, Anthrax, Erase the Grey, Havochate (18 & over). Mon 5/19, 9 PM, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Smilez & Southstar, Outlawz, Esham, Blaze, Mo Thugs Family, Mr. Serv-On (18 & over). Wed 5/21, 6:30 PM, Trapt, Seether, Smile Empty Soul (all-ages). Sat 5/24, 7 and 11:45 PM, DMX (early show all-ages; late show 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/16, Jennifer Marks. Sat 5/17, Strange Days. Thu 5/22, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 5/24, Three Minute Mile. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" 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'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/16, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/17, Mike & Joe. Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Thu 5/22, Catfight. Fri 5/23, Walkman Light, No Lessons, Epic Band perform at College Party 2003 with DJs Ryan Pullano & Dirty Dave. Sat 5/24, Da Brat, Bone Crusher, David Banner. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/24, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto, Demos Petropoulos & Chris Neal. 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. Thu 5/22, 9:30 PM, Voicebox. 773-728-2663.

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

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

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wed 5/21, DJ Cookie. Thursdays, DJ Rick Ness. 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 5/16, 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. Tue 5/20, 8:30 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the Local Vocal Brew. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, E-Mics, Thing 3. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Jonathon Kuss & the Corporation. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Trip Daddies, Gravetones, Cocktail Preachers, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, AKA, Primo, Dexter. Sun 5/25, 10 PM, Soulfix, Ghettobillies. 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 5/21, 7:30 PM, Morgan. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: 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. Tue 5/20, 8 PM, Kimotion. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, Jet. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, All Mighty Senators, Pet Lover, Sixty-Eights. Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Lightning & Thunder (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Chicago Afro Beat Project. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 5/22, Voices. 773-549-8200.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/24, British Export (Beatles tribute). 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/16, 7 PM, the Faint, Enon (see Spot Check), Schneider TM (see Critic's Choice; sold out). Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Covenant, Mellotron, DJ K-Y (18 & over). Sun 5/18, 6:30 PM, Blue Shade Witness, Woke Up Falling, Forty Foot Echo, Bound to Change (all-ages). Mon 5/19, 7 PM, Jack Johnson (sold out). Tue 5/20, 7 PM, All-American Rejects, Wakefield, Limback (sold out). Fri 5/23, 11:30 PM, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Azita (18 & over). Sun 5/25, 6 PM, Cold, Finger 11, Reach 454 (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. 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. Fri 5/16, Group du Jour (no cover). 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/16, Uranium, Made to be Broken, Hindersole. Sat 5/17, Hair Police, Gays in the Military, Short Stack, Retsilrats, Crippled Insectual, Jennifer Convertibles. Sun 5/18, On Da Groove open jam. Tue 5/20, Pony dance party. Wed 5/21, Nevada Backwards, Killie McGee. Thu 5/22, Polydorif, Lesbian Rat Tail. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 5/23, 8 PM, BBI. Sat 5/24, 3:30 PM, Saturday June Band; 8 PM, Shawn Christopher Band. Sun 5/25, 3:30 PM, Flapjacks; 8 PM, Big Hello. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 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). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul & hip-hop. Wed 5/21, 7 PM, Larry O. Dean, Jennifer Boeder, John Cook, Dylan Rice, Aerin Tedesco (benefit for the ACLU). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 5/22, 8 PM, Marc Broussard, Seven Day Run. Fri 5/23, 9 PM, Juleps, Fonnmohr. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Vortis, Dead Electric, Super 8 Cum Shot. Sun 5/25, Unstrung Heroes. 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 5/17, Big Guitars From Memphis. Sat 5/24, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Beau O'Reilly, Miki Greenberg, John Starrs, Jenno, Jamie O'Reilly. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, Anne E. Dechant. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NOBLE fool THEATER COMPANY 16 W. Randolph: Music and comedy at 9 PM 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. Thu 5/22, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong with David Kovac, Naomi Ashley, and Ben Benedict. Fri 5/23, Weird Sisters with Cayne Collier and Darren Stephens. Sat 5/24, Roxy Bellows with Noise Conspiracy and Scott Woldman. 312-726-1156.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 5/16, Super Big, Mighty Fine Machine, Jacobstone. Sat 5/17, Stardust (David Bowie tribute), Atomic Crash, Banana Fudge, Bizarro with Lilith's Sanctuary Dancers, DJ Adrienne Sanchez, and percussionist Leddie Garcia. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Jedd's Goodbye Honkytonk Band (no cover); 11:30 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mon 5/19, DJ Mos-Definite, Priest Pomei Yin with F.A.C., DJs John Swift & Clash Titan, and breakdance performances by CISA Rockers & Brickheadz. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 5/21, Rubes, Mojica, Solace (see Spot Check). Thu 5/22, 8 PM, Written in the Sand, Like Young, New Bethal, the Movies. Fri 5/23, Monster Trux, Gelheads, Heavils, Decibators. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Crash Poet, D'z Nutz, Blown, the Effect, Januz, Who Did Bender, Mindsight 20/20, Torn, Luster perform at Chicago Style Slam Fest 2003; after the show, Electronic Music Explosion with Tenth Degree & DJ Fascist. Sun 5/25, 8 PM, Bongzilla, American Heritage, School Shooter, Where the Moon Came From, Sweet Cobra; 10 PM, Papa G. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: 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). Fri 5/23, 6 PM, Saltwater Vampires, Twin Haters, Peeleo, Ghetto Hillbillies (all-ages); 9:45 PM, Donnyboy the Rocker, Peeleo, Kraven Moorehead, Broken Release. Sat 5/24, 5 PM, Immortality, VD6, Lifter, Blage (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Michael McDermott, Joe Blazer. 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, and Dean Martin. Fri 5/16, Moods. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 5/23, Deja Vu. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Anxiety Society. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Acoustolingus. Thu 5/22, 9:30 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 5/23, 10 PM, Remedy. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Lounge Puppets. Sun 5/25, 3 PM, Kimi Hayes Band; 9 PM, Tiffany, Remedy, Simmering. 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 5/16, Blaked, Pelao, Angry Chair. Sat 5/17, Shooter. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Highway, De Kalb: Music after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind. Sat 5/17, Uphill Ski Team. Mon 5/19, open mike. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Reverend Flydaddy & the Sinners. 815-758-2715.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/16, Broken Radio. Sat 5/17, Sazerac, Bargain Brodus, John France. Sun 5/18, Craig Moorefield. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 5/21, A Thousand Voices. Thu 5/22, DJ T-Bag. Fri 5/23, La Kausa. Sat 5/24, DJ Gold D. Sun 5/25, Treatment. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/16, live karaoke. Sat 5/17, Troy. Sun 5/18, 10:30 PM, DJ Rachel Illardi. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Post Haste. Thu 5/22, New Math. 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 5/16, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sat 5/17, Knee Deep. Fri 5/23, Johnny Payne & friends. Sat 5/24, Woody Johnson Band. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 5/16, 8 PM, Methadones, Pink Lincolns, Deminer. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Crush Kill Destroy, Carpet, Chalk, Barbeau. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Milkbaby Primitive, We Are Childhood Equals. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Destroy Everything, Lynyrd's Innards, Grinner. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Geese, Arco Flute Foundation, A John Henry Memorial. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Behold! the Living Corpse, Speed of Light, School Shooter, American Heritage, Buried at Sea. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Sat 5/24, Trelogic. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Mars Attacks. Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 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. Sat 5/24, midnight, Environmental Encroachment. 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 5/16, Bad Monkey, Liquid. Sat 5/17, Bad Medicine, Humpback Wail. Fri 5/23, Holland, Slick, Dropmouth. Sat 5/24, Dawn Patrol. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/16, 10 PM, Calla, Catfish Haven, Grimble Grumble. Sat 5/17, 7 PM, Tim Mahoney, Wendy DeBias; 10 PM, Amy Rigby (see Critic's Choice), John Stirratt & Laurie Stirratt, Nadine. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Da Vinci's Notebook, Andrew Kerr (18 & over). Mon 5/19, 9 PM, DAT Politics (see Critic's Choice), K-Rad, Drowsy Birds. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Tsurubami (see Spot Check), Plastic Crimewave, English Softhearts. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, Damien Rice (see Spot Check), Joel Shearer. Thu 5/22, 9 PM, Box-o-Car, Ivorywire, Carbonfour (18 & over). Fri 5/23, 7 PM, Exo, Julie Korman (all-ages); 10 PM, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Monkey Paw, Regal Standard. Sat 5/24, 10 PM, Dressy Bessy, Oranges Band, Wanamaker. Sun 5/25, 6 PM, Red Wanting Blue, Ordinary Peoples, Oval Opus (all-ages). 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 5/18, John Kattke. Tue 5/20, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/23, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 5/24, Steepwater Band. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/17 and Sat 5/24, Q Blue. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. Sat 5/24, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/22, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

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

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 5/16, Quiver Lip, Major Junction, Sweet Potato Project. Sat 5/17, Gaza Strippers, Immortal Lee County Killers II (see Spot Check), Peelers. Tue 5/20, Vice Verse, Dirty MF. Thu 5/22, American Deathray, Ponys, Twat Vibe. Sat 5/24, T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour. 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 5/17, 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 5/16, 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. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 5/20, 8 PM, Jenn Grinels. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, Jeff Libman. Thu 5/22, 7 PM, Jeffrey Foucault, Paul Curreri, Andy Friedman, Courtney Fairchild. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Scottish McMillan, Andreas Kapsalis, Tristen. Sat 5/24, 7 PM, Debe Welch, Andy Germak, Dave Sills, Carmin Turco. Sun 5/25, 7 PM, Bruce Holmes, Julie Frost, Josh Kaufman. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/16, Juan & Dan. Sat 5/17, Inchworm, Free Wheels, Our Friend's Electric. Sundays, open turntables, Cruciform Injection, Terrorfakt, Inertia. Wednesdays, live karaoke. Thursdays, DJ Scott Farkus. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 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 5/16, Jane Doe. Sat 5/17, Generations. Fri 5/23, Acme Muso. Sat 5/24, Mike & Joe. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/16, Buzzards. Sat 5/17, Ben There Experience. Fri 5/23, all-star jam. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Northside. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/16, Baaro. Sat 5/17, Scotty Mic, Flex Crew. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 5/19, Trelogic, Ntozake. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thursdays, Carl Brown. Fri 5/23, Universal Expression. Sat 5/24, Dansika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/16, Powerknobs, Shooting Blanks, Deer. Sat 5/17, Stone Puppet, Frantic Appetite, Ten With Strangers, Ephnix. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tue 5/20, Gone All Summer. Wed 5/21, Three Quarters Blue, Leo, Artificial West. Thu 5/22, Daniel James Band, Stories for Boys. Fri 5/23, Sour Deluxe, Wes Hollywood Show, Chris Gilmartin. Sat 5/24, Supermint, Gidgets Ga Ga, Welcome to Ashley, Marizen. 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). Sundays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. 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. Sat 5/17, Cedric. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin & guests spin techno. Wed 5/21, Total Science, Glyde, Carbide. Thu 5/22, Chris Gin, Nosmo, Angelist, Pulz-8. Sat 5/24, Heather Doble. 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 Pena 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 5/19, Joshua Eustis, DJ Krank, 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. Thu 5/22, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Boom, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco (no cover). 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). 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 Wildchild, 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. 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-4 AM, B Side DJs spin rare groove, jazz, mambo, Cuban, funk & soul (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender and others. 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Jesse de la Pena, Karlos G. spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 5/24, 11 PM, Bill Bennett spins at "Leather Rites: Lights Out" (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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. Fri 5/23, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Mauricio spins Colombian, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and house; DJs Raja & Banti spin hip-hop and bhangra. 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 5/16, Tommie Sunshine & friends. Sat 5/17, Justin Long, Dizzy, Mike Pugh. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Third Wednesday of every month, John Almonte. Fri 5/23, Tony Humphries. Sat 5/24, Miles Maeda, Acidman. Sun 5/25, H Foundation, Hipp-E & Halo, Brad Owen. 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). 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. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D'S 1902 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/23, Dealers, Mark Denardo, Miles Tillman, DJ Yzgi. 773-871-6239.

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 5/16, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol. Sat 5/17, Christopher Lawrence, Gianni, Dmitry Lovebone. Mondays, DJ Theory, DJ Structure. Fri 5/23, 9 PM-4 AM, Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock. Sat 5/24, DJ Heather, DJ Lego, Joey Swanson. Sun 5/25, Mauro Picotto, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch, Szmurlo & Sanchez, Tony 2 Much, Flipside, Slim Maybe. 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. 312-337-8080.

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 5/16, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather. Fri 5/23, Kevin Yost. Sat 5/24, Layo & Bushwacka. 312-787-0400.

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

Folk & Country

Concerts

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.

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 See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JAMES GORDON & SANDY HORNE Benefit for Grand Prairie Services and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Sun 5/18, 4 PM, Central Park Pavilion, 410 N. Lakeview, Lake Forest. 708-754-3366.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

HIRED HANDS perform at a barn dance with caller Spider Vetter. Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

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.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/24, Bert Cattoni Band. 847-381-8585.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, 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 5/16, Brendan Loughrey & Blue Stack. Sat 5/17, 10 PM, Clan na Gael. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, Kieran Conway. 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session. 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 5/16, Switchback. Sat 5/17, Dooley Brothers. Fri 5/23, Barry Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/23, 8 and 10:30 PM, Bonnie Koloc. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 5/24, Scottish McMillan. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/17, Curtis & Loretta. Sat 5/24, Small Potatoes. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/17, Ticklepenny Corner. Fri 5/23, Tamarack. 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. Sun 5/18, Kevin Danzig & Kat Wooley. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 5/18, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/19, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Tue 5/20, 5 PM, Three Men in Kilts, Larkin Brothers, Emerald Society Pipers. 847-869-0450.

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/16, Clearwater Connection. Fri 5/23, Tom Dundee. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music graduation show. 773-929-1300.

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.

DAVID MENDEZ Free concert. Tue 5/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

VOODOO PILOT Free in-store performance. Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Housewreckin' Blues Jam with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum & Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/16 and Fri 5/23, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-642-6805.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 5/23, and Sat 5/24, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/20, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 5/23 and Sat 5/24, Grana Louise Band. 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 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 5/18, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mon 5/19, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/20, Linsey Alexander. Wed 5/21, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 5/22, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Fri 5/23, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 5/20, Keith Scott. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 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. Tue 5/20, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Wed 5/21, Gary Clark Jr. Fri 5/23, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Joel Paterson. Sat 5/24, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe, Delta Blues Hog. Sun 5/25, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/16, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 5/17, Carl Weathersby. Fri 5/23, Michael Hill & His Blues Mob. Sat 5/24, Paul Reddick & the Sidemen. 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.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9 PM. Sat 5/17, Maurice John Vaughn. 630-325-0780.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 5/16, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 815-724-1190.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 5/24, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM on Saturdays. Sat 5/17, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 5/20, Pauline York Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 5/24, Willie Kent & the Gents. 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.

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 5/16, 10 PM, Pete Special. Mon 5/19, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/20, Phil Armetta. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/23, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Mem Shannon & the Membership, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 5/22, Phil Guy (live radio broadcast). Fri 5/23 and Sat 5/24, Eddy Clearwater. 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. 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.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 5/23, 4 PM, Brother John. 312-595-7437.

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

NORTON'S 1905 Sheridan, Highland Park: Sat 5/17, 9 PM, After Hours (no cover). 847-432-3287.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 5/16, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 5/17, Mississippi Heat. Thursdays, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 5/23, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 5/24, Ken Saydak 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. Wed 5/21, Jim Anderson. 815-477-0340.

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 5/16, Jimmy Burns. Sat 5/17, Vance Kelly. Sun 5/18, Vini & the Demons host the open jam. Fri 5/23, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 5/24, Zora Young. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 5/16, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 5/17, Carlos Johnson. Tue 5/20, Lurrie Bell. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thu 5/22, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 5/23 and Sat 5/24, Eddie Burns & Jimmy Burns. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sat 5/24, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 630-393-2300.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/22, Grana Louise. Sun 5/25, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. 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. Sat 5/17, Billy Flynn Band (no cover). 773-772-6656.

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

JACKIE ALLEN WITH KURT ELLING & ORBERT DAVIS Sun 5/18, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OSCAR BROWN JR., DENNIS WINSLETT hosts a jazz jam session at the Sutherland Performance Center Open House and Bronzeville Cultural Community Gathering. Sat 5/17, 6 PM, Sutherland Performance Center, 4657 S. Drexel. 773-536-6555.

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.

FREDDY COLE QUARTET performs at the Jazz Unites 28th annual tribute to Duke Ellington. Fri 5/23, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-734-2000.

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.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS in a free concert. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

JOHNNY FRIGO in a "jazz chat" with Gunther Schuller. Tue 5/20, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

VYTIS NIVINSKIS TRIO Sat 5/17, 7 PM, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski. 773-582-6500.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE STUDENT JAZZ ENSEMBLES Wed 5/21, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469 or 630-637-5411.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Mon 5/19, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PETER OPRISKO with the Teddy Lee Orchestra. Sun 5/25, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

RELIABLE SOUND PRODUCTS Free concert. Tue 5/20, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

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.

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

TWO FOR BRAZIL Mon 5/19, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

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 5/16, noon, Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. Sundays, 8 PM, Martin Bany. 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 and Wednesdays, noon, Martez Rucker. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 5/23, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 5/24, 9:30 PM, Johnny Farin. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & 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 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Detour. Sun 5/18 through Sat 5/24, Natalie Yokley. Sun 5/25, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 5/21, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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: Fri 5/16, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 5/17, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 5/18, 5 PM, Judy Roberts. Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Jack Foy Big Band. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 5/23, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sun 5/25, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 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 5/16 and Fri 5/23, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 5/17 and Sat 5/24, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 5/22, Bob Davis 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: 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. Wed 5/21, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, New Trier High School Jazz Band, Hersey High School Jazz Band. Sun 5/25, 5:30 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Naperville North Jazz Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 5/22, Ken Saydak Duo. 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 5/19, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. 773-489-5471.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/25, 2 PM, Mark Biegel's Dixie Dogs, Vintage Jazz Quintet. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

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: Sat 5/17, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Charlie Johnson Quartet (no cover). Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Marie Alexander Quartet (no cover). Tue 5/20, 6 PM, Earma Thompson Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 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 5/16, 9 PM, Maurice Brown & Ernest Dawkins Quintet. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Ernest Dawkins's Live the Spirit Band. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/18, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wed 5/21, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/23, 9 PM, and Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band. Sun 5/25, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. 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.

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: Shows could not be confirmed at press time due to licensing issues (see Post No Bills). Please call the club ahead to determine if the acts listed below will perform as scheduled. Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Lucy Smith hosts Sunday Songs with B.D.T. & the Chameleon Voice Band (18 & over). Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (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 (six-month anniversary party 5/19). 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 10 PM. Sun 5/18, Andiamo, Paul Hartsaw Trio. Sun 5/25, Mike Raynor. 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. Fri 5/23, Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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

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 5/16 through Sun 5/18, Tom Harrell with Marcus Strickland, Xavier Davis, Ugonna Okegwo, and Quincy Davis. Tue 5/20 through Sun 5/25, Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Perez & Jerome Harris. 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 5/16, 9:30 PM, Carl Leukaufe Trio. Sat 5/17, 9:30 PM, Stephanie Browning. 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. Tue 5/20, 9 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet; 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Selina Baker. Fri 5/23, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

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 5/20, Horn House with Ryan Bennett, Thaddus Franklin, Eric Koppa, John Zelisko & Matt Ulery. 773-525-2422.

LOUIE'S CHOPHOUSE & BANQUETS 700 W. Jefferson, Shorewood: Thu 5/22, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko with the Jim O'Reilly piano/sax duo. 815-725-9800.

LOUIE'S CHOPHOUSE 4642 W. 103rd, Oak Lawn: Fri 5/16, 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 5/21, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. 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.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 5/18 and Tue 5/20, JoAnn Daugherty. Mon 5/19, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Wed 5/21, Dennis Luxion. Sun 5/25, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 5/25, 7 PM, David Boykin. 773-743-3355.

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.

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, and Dean Martin. Sat 5/24, Rhythm Rockets. 630-629-2940.

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 5/16 and Sat 5/17, Deep Blue. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 5/21, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 5/23 and Sat 5/24, Tuey Connell Organ Trio. 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. 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 5/16, Andrew Distel Quartet. Fri 5/16 and Fri 5/23, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe. Sat 5/17, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). Tuesdays, Savoir Faire. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Fri 5/23, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 5/24, Neal Alger Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat 5/17, Lew Stevens Trio. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, Dave Flippo Duo. Sat 5/24, Rick Shandling Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/16, Havana. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 5/20, Grant Strombeck & Carl Leukaufe with Dan Shapera & John Roothaan. Wed 5/21, HeadQuarters. 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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Sat 5/24, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-491-1122.

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: Tue 5/20, 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's 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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 5/22, Nick Broste Trio, Greg Ward Group. 773-862-3616.

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: 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 5/16, Damian Espinosa Quartet. Sat 5/17, Nicole Mitchell String Ensemble, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 5/22, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Sat 5/24, William Perry Explosion 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

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.

SUZANNE STERLING, BHAKTI Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Moksha Yoga, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-942-9642.

TCHAKA Free "Haitian Roots" concert. Wed 5/21, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TIBETAN MONKS OF THE TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY perform as part of the seminar "Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure." Fri 5/16, 11 AM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3164.

International

Clubs

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

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM 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: Shows could not be confirmed at press time due to licensing issues (see Post No Bills). Please call the club ahead to determine if the acts listed below will perform as scheduled. Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Mariza (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over). Thu 5/22, 9:30 PM, Esma Redzepova. Fri 5/23, 9 PM, Yerba Buena, Antibalas. 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 5/22, 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 PENA 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 5/17, 10 PM, Onedrum. Sat 5/24, 9 PM, Chicago Djembe Project with Famadou Konate. 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

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR with baroque orchestra and soloists (Handel, Judas Maccabaeus). Sun 5/18, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6 PM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos, conductor, with the Lincoln Trio in a free concert (Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla, Turina). Mon 5/19, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, bass-baritone Stephen Swanson, and members of Symphony II (Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem). Sat 5/17, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams, conductor (Janequin, Barber, Berger, George, Tavener, Sommerfeldt, Luboff, Thompson, Burrell). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. Mon 5/19, 7:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Schuller, Antoniou, DiDomenica, Thimmig). See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/21, 7:30 PM (with pre-concert discussion at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-225-5226.

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

CHICAGO MUSICALIA ENSEMBLE in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Milhaud, Donizetti, Ives, Schubert). Wed 5/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MEMBERS OF CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM in a free program of opera excerpts. Mon 5/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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. Mon 5/19, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist Laura Fenster, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu, and others in a free Chinese Fine Arts Society concert (Sheng, Long, Ching, Tao). Sat 5/17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/16, 7:30 PM, Sat 5/17, 8 PM, and Tue 5/20, 7:30 PM, Jaime Laredo, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour in an all-Bach program. Thu 5/22 through Sat 5/24, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Emanuel Ax (Haydn, Franck, Debussy, M. Wagner). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with pianist Nicholas Hodges in a contemporary-music program (Berio, Turnage, Mukai, M. Wagner). Sun 5/25, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 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 or 312-335-1996.

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

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, 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.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS with the Pacifica Quartet and Eighth Blackbird in a free new-music program (Chan, Ogden, Woleck). Fri 5/23, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

JOHN CORBETT AND ART LANGE with others in a free program featuring compositions of Adolf Wolfi. Sun 5/18, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

EMILIO DEL ROSARIO piano, in a free concert (Bach, Chopin, Liszt). Sun 5/18, 5 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

AMY DISSANAYAKE performs David Rakowski's piano etudes in a free lecture-concert. Thu 5/22, 5 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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 program of music by Michael Maierhof; free admission. Fri 5/16 and Sat 5/17, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS, MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO HONORS VOCAL ENSEMBLE, NEW HORIZONS BAND Mary Brown, Lorian Stein-Schwaber, and Charles Hawes conduct a free concert. Tue 5/20, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

ELIZABETH FAGAN AND PELARIN BACOS violin and piano, in a free recital (Brahms, Kreisler, Dvorak). Tue 5/20, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

FOX FEHLING violin, with pianist Maria Honigschnabel and cellist David Sanders (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms). Sun 5/25, 5:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

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

ELIZABETH FUTRAL soprano, with pianist William Billingham in a free recital (Handel, Debussy, Wolf, Thalken). Mon 5/19, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GLEN FLORA TRIO (Handel, 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: Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Dennis E. Northway, conductor, with Sarah Gartshore, Nicci Krebasch, Rosalind Lee, and the Handel Festival Chorus in a performance of Handel's Chandos Anthems and newly discovered Gloria. 708-583-2818.

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 (Perkinson, DaCosta, Baker, Walker, Still). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7559.

ASHLEY HORNE, RACHEL HANDLIN, RENEE BAKER, AND EDWARD MOORE violins, viola, and cello, in a free program of "string quartets based on Negro spirituals" (Work, Perkinson, Tillis). Sun 5/25, 3 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 312-344-7559.

CHU-FANG HUANG piano (Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Prokofiev). Fri 5/23, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4818. Sat 5/24, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with harpsichordist David Schrader and violinist Albert Igolnikov (C.P.E. Bach, Tartini, Vitali, Vivaldi). Sun 5/25, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-920-9569.

LONDON CITY OPERA (Puccini, Madame Butterfly). Tue 5/20, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE AND EMERITUS ORCHESTRA Daniel Wallenberg and Frank Winkler conduct a free concert (Brahms, Copland, Beethoven). Wed 5/21, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

FACULTY OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO in a free concert (Villa-Lobos, Schubert, Boccherini, and others). Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA, STRING ENSEMBLE, AND ORCHESTRA Rhea Davis and Frank Winkler conduct a free concert (Bach and others). Thu 5/22, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO in Suzuki concerts; free admission. Sat 5/17, 1, 2 and 3 PM, and Sun 5/18, 1:30 and 3 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1450 Chicago, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

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. Mon 5/19, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Wed 5/21, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY with sopranos Debbie Bard and Julia Bentley, baritone Stewart Figa, violinist Peter Blagoev, pianist Ilya Levinson, bass Stewart Miller, and percussionist Hank Tausend in a free concert (Eisler and others). Tue 5/20, 6:30 PM, Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 57th. 773-702-2550.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL features music of Kurt Westerberg, Fred Gifford, Gregory Hutter, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, and Howard Sandroff in a free concert. Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Tue 5/20, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Carolyn Paulin conducts a free concert (Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Gershwin). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

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 CONCERT BAND Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERTO/ARIA COMPETITION Student musicians compete in semifinal and final rounds; free admission. Tue 5/20, 6 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Don Owens conducts music of student composers. Thu 5/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA PROGRAM Frederick Ockwell conducts Domenico Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto. Fri 5/23 and Sat 5/24, 7:30 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (Mozart, R. Strauss, Maslanka, Wagner/Caillet). Sat 5/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist Alan Chow in a program of American music (Barber, Copland, Bolcom, Hanson). Fri 5/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE OPENING DAY The Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Children's Choir, vocalists Greg Walter and Johanna McKenzie Miller, and others perform on various Ravinia stages in a free all-day event. Sat 5/24, 9 AM, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with the Mephisto Trio, Trio Undici, and the Link Family Trio (Poulenc, Shostakovich, Kodaly). Sun 5/25, 2 PM, Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago. 773-929-7277.

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.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with pianist Jeffrey Siegel (Gershwin, Barber, Dvorak). Sun 5/25, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Steven Huang conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Gounod, 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, Hunter, Wing, Dora). Sun 5/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT ENSEMBLES perform "works of the standard repertoire" in a free concert. Tue 5/20, 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, Ives, Schickele). Sun 5/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

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

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Jeffrey Bishop, conductor (Bach, Rossini, Grainger, Sousa, Delius, Elgar). Fri 5/23, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

Fairs & Festivals

CHICAGO GAELIC PARK IRISH FESTIVAL Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Fri 5/23, 3:30 PM, Three Men in Kilts, Sean O'Donnell, Irish Musicians; 5 PM, Chris Henshaw; 5:15 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 5:30 PM, Salthill Mines; 7 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 7:30 PM, Makem Brothers, Rig the Jig; 7:45 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 8:15 PM, Shapeshifters; 9:30 PM, Fenians, Prodigals, Johnny Reidy Band. Sat 5/24, 12:30 PM, Sean O'Donnell, Morgan Fingleton, Jerry O'Hanlon; 1:45 PM, Bluestack; 2 PM, Joe McShane; 2:15 PM, Larkin Brothers & Terry Moran; 3:30 PM, Chris Henshaw, Brigids Cross; 3:40 PM, Tommy Makem; 4 PM, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 4:45 PM, Larry Nugent & Friends; 5:15 and 5:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5:30 PM, Barra MacNeils; 6 PM, Tommy Makem, Dermot Hegarty; 7:30 PM, Fenians, Rig the Jig, Johnny Reidy Band; 9:30 PM, Makem Brothers, Prodigals, Matt Cunningham & His Band. Sun 5/25, noon, Velvet Green, Bernie Glim & Country Roads, Irish Musicians; 1:45 PM, Burren Ceili Band; 2 PM, Chris Henshaw, Brigids Cross; 3:15 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 3:30 PM, Fenians; 4 PM, Liz Carroll & John Doyle; 5 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 5:45 PM, Rig the Jig, Dermot Hegarty; 6 PM, Tommy Makem; 7:45 PM,

Young Dubliners, Matt Cunningham

& His Band, Shapeshifters; 8 PM,

Barra MacNeils; 8:45 PM, Irish Musicians; 9:45 PM, Makem Brothers. 708-687-9323.

LAKEVIEW 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.

MANIFEST Columbia College event presents live music on three stages. Thu 5/22, Garden Stage, Wabash and 11th: 3:45 PM, Photosphere; 4:30 PM, Mike Pryzgoda; 5:15 PM, Alicia Dixon; 6:45 PM, What's in a Pear. Second Stage, Michigan and Harrison: 12:30 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir; 1:30 PM, S.A. Ermott; 2:30 PM, Word Perphect; 3:30 PM, Family of Souls; 4:45 PM, Dremana; 6:15 PM, Cru L.I.F.E. Main Stage, Michigan and Harrison: 3 PM, Columbia College Guitar Ensemble; 4 PM, Los Cojolites; 5:15 PM, Yerba Buena; 7:30 PM, Antibalas. Festival also features theater and dance performances. 312-344-6789.

SUMMER CAMP 2003 Three Sisters Park, I-80 and Rte. 29, Chillicothe: Sat 5/24 and Sun 5/25, noon-midnight, Umphrey's McGee, Particle, the New Deal, Oteil & the Peacemakers, Donna the Buffalo, Drums & Tuba, Jacd, Marc Broussard, Groovatron, Smokestack, Clean Livin', Two Cow Garage & others. 217-363-7760.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/17, noon, Billy & Catfish Bob; 1 PM, Dennis T. Menace & the Ad Roc Committee; 2 PM, Electric Medicine; 3 PM, Medici; 4 PM, Secret Agent Bill; 5 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 6 PM, Smoke; 7 PM, Flyfishermen; 7:30 PM, Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). Sun 5/18, noon, Lost Dialectics, Idiot Savant; 1 PM, Higher 4 Hire; 2 PM, Scottish McMillan; 3 PM, Sara Stevens & the Change-Ups; 4 PM, Freeform Sessions; 6 PM, Jack Straw; 7:30 PM, Speargrass. Festival also features speakers from Chicago-area organizations. 773-381-9330.

Miscellaneous

BETH EL-B'NAI TORAH CHOIR with Larry Goller, Eric Wasser, NSS Beth El Youth Chorale, and Lynda Hope Casden at the 33rd annual spring music festival; free admission. Wed 5/21, 7:45 PM, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-8900.

CELEBRATION: A CONCERT TRIBUTE TO DEAN BERNARD J. DOBROSKI with Northwestern University faculty, instrumental and choral ensembles, and percussion and dance ensemble Boomshaka. Thu 5/22, 7:30 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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.

EN HARMONY, KAREEM GEORGE, CRYSTAL Y. SELLERS, JESSICA USHERWOOD, GEORGE COOPER & THE SOUTH SIDE FAMILY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA QUARTET Mon 5/19, 7:30 PM, Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-721-3210.

A FESTIVAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS features the Chicago Teen Ensemble, Carliece Comer, James Comer, Ameera Craigs, Alford Elliott III, Patrice Gardner, the Northwest Indiana Youth Chorus Chorale, the Petite Treble Trio, Julia Reid, Winston Reid, Nicole Ross & others. Sun 5/18, 5 PM, Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-721-3210.

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

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.

MIDWEST SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION Free concert. Sat 5/24, 9:30 AM-3 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. Sun 5/25, 9:30 AM-3 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-276-4277.

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

RIALTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sun 5/18, 4 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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 5/16, Central High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

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