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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

SANDY ANDINA Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JANET BEAN & CONCERTINA WIRE, ZINCS Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, JANAH, CECILIA Fri 8/22, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon. 312-742-2000.

BOTTLE ROCKETS, JASON RINGENBERG Sat 8/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIMMY BUFFETT Sold out. Thu 8/21 and Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BUSTA RHYMES, CHINGY Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LUCHO CASTILLO, ZEN-SVEN HANSON, SHERILLE LAMB, ELLEN ROSNER, MANINDER SINGH, FULL BODY POETRY ENSEMBLE & others perform as part of "A Spiritual Banquet of Poetry & Music III" hosted by Richard Fammeree; free admission. Sat 8/23, 6:30 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performances. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHI, SWING FINGER 4 & others host live karaoke (benefit for Free Street). Fri 8/22, 7 PM, Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk. 773-772-7248.

PETER CINCOTTI Sat 8/23, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Jill DeMarlo & Quinton MacAdam at 4 PM. Sun 8/24, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CRYSTAL VISION Free in-store performance. Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DWELE, KANYE WEST Fri 8/22, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70s Musical revue under the direction of Rick Seeber. Saturdays, 6 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, Wednesdays, 8 PM, and Fridays, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

PAMELA SUE FOX & PETER STORMS, NORTH BAMBOO, BURN ROME BURN, GRANDPA'S PANTS Free outdoor performance. Sat 8/16, 3 PM, Forest Park Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison, Forest Park. 708-771-0700.

FUNKADESI, EFFUSION, DEEP, DJ WARP, DJ ZIRAS 18 & over. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JOE GATTONE Free concert. Fri 8/22, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

GENERATIONS Fri 8/22, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Saladeen Alamin at 6 PM. Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GIPSY KINGS Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

HALL & OATES, KENNY LOGGINS Tue 8/19, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

STEVEN HESS, TOM MCCARTHY, DOUGGPOUND, JULIO GOMEZ Wed 8/20, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

BEN HOLLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JOE JACKSON BAND, DAVID MEAD See Spot Check; 18 & over. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

AL JARREAU, YOLANDA ADAMS, NAJEE Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JETHRO TULL Sold out. Fri 8/22, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

KEM, K FOX Fri 8/15, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

K.D. LANG Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD, TORTOISE, FAMILY TREE, PHARCYDE, J. DAVIS TRIO perform at Goose Island Fest (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

AUDREY MORRIS Free concert. Fri 8/15, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MUM, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE All-ages. Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JIM PETERIK Free concert. Fri 8/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Kris & Ela Kasperowicz at 4 PM. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

PSYCHEDELIC FURS, IKE REILLY, ALKALINE TRIO, DETACHMENT KIT, CHARLOTTE MARTIN, SPINDLE perform at Goose Island Fest (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Sat 8/16, 5 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

RADIOHEAD, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS Sat 8/23, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D & Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

ELIZABETH REITER, NELLIE MCKAY, MOLLIE STONE perform "Kiss the Speaker Wire: Songs of Protest" with Yes Is a World choral & string ensemble. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-750-4203.

STEPHANIE ROGERS Free concert. Fri 8/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RICK SAUCEDO, MARK HUSSMAN Elvis tribute. Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JOAN SEBASTIAN Sun 8/17, 4 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

7DEEZ Thu 8/21, noon, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

MICHAEL SMITH Free concert. Thu 8/21, 6 PM, Byron Roche Gallery, 750 N. Franklin. 312-649-0065.

SONIC YOUTH, GUIDED BY VOICES, BOB MOULD, WACO BROTHERS, YAKUZA perform at Goose Island Fest (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Fri 8/15, 5 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

STARDUST Fri 8/22, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free concert. Fri 8/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUSAN TEDESCHI, KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

TERMINAL 4 Free concert. Fri 8/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JUSTIN TRANTER Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Emitter, Orphans, Black Velvet Band. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Super D, Boda, Three Minute Mile. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Durcan performs in the pub; no cover. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Jim Lauderdale Band, Kelly Hogan, Deanna Varagona. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto, Ray's Vast Basement. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Gin Palace Jesters. Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Glenn Tilbrook, Jeffrey Gaines, Jill Sobule. 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. spins salsa, cha-cha, cumbia, bachata, and rock. 815-356-6000.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, Chicago Cuttin' Crew. Sat 8/16, Chuck's Wagon, Back Porch Ramblers. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/15, Big Sky String Band, Reckless Pale Truth. Sat 8/16, Seven Day Run. Wed 8/20, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 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 8/15, Regels, Redeye, Bottlehouse. Sat 8/16, Dwight Twilley (see Spot Check), Ted Ansani, Redline. Sun 8/17, Kristin Cotts, Gwen Grier, Pamela Richardson. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/19, Steve Reverb & the Sound Tones, Javelinas. Wed 8/20, Jive Turkeys, Naughty Candy, Amici. Thu 8/21, Magnus, Sybris, Terminous Victor. Fri 8/22, Supermint, Gidgets Ga Ga, Missile, Ten With Strangers. Sat 8/23, Escape From Earth, F.O.S., Homage Sun. Sun 8/24, 1:30 PM, Magnaphonic, Michael Moushon, Van Go, Bayou Brothers (benefit for Illinois Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health); 9:30 PM, Lovemakers, Venue, Tobias. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret with performers from Chicago Burlesque & Vaudeville. 773-348-4975.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 8/17, Superfri, Squared Off. Sun 8/24, Girls Need Attention, Kill Cupid, Thrift Store Heroes. 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: Sat 8/16, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. Sat 8/23, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. 773-384-0701.

BLUE IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Dizzy Stick. 708-429-1000.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Volta Do Mar, Pegasvs, Autumn Waking, Bound Stems. Sat 8/16, 6 PM, Callaghan, Dutchmen, Rumblers, Whiskey Rebels, Hanover Saints (18 & over); 10 PM, Sicbay, Giddy Motors, Dakota/Dakota. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, Atreyu, God Forbid, Darkest Hour (see Spot Check), Underoath (all-ages); 9 PM, Soilent Green, Black Dahlia Murder, Lick Golden Sky (18 & over). Mon 8/18, 6 PM, Bane, Suicide File, Promise (all-ages). Wed 8/20, 8 PM, Manishevitz, W.A.C.O., John Klos, L'A. Thu 8/21, 6 PM, Clutch, Tossers, High Plains Drifters (all-ages). Fri 8/22, 6 PM, Duvall, Stereo, Rocket Summer, Format (all-ages). Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Epoxies, Returnables, Safes (18 & over). Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Zvooks, Allstonians, 2-1/2 White Guys, DJ Chuck Wren (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, DJ Tim Morello. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/23, M.O.T.O., Smear Campaign. 708-449-8900.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Wednesdays, Jimmy the Finger spins. 773-394-9898.

BUNGALOW JOE'S 7406 Jensen, Hanover Park: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Tempered Faith. 630-830-8899.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 8/17, Grammatical Era with Eric LabRatt, puppeteer Liz Chisholm & others, Voice Box, Malleable Tet. Sun 8/24, Shelley Miller, Arjuna Greist, Erin Jordan, Natasia Rana. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 8/15, Marigold Engine. Sat 8/16, Big Sweaty Men. Sun 8/17 and Sun 8/24, open jam session hosted by Alton J. Fri 8/22, L.U.V. 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. Sat 8/16, Hushpuppies. Fri 8/22, Torturing Elvis. 773-384-2547.

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

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Ecliptic. 773-477-3661.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, Drop. Sat 8/16, Modern Day Romeo. Fri 8/22, Only Sons. Sat 8/23, Peg 7, Bad Monkey. 847-524-9910.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Sofa Kings, Teddy Richards. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Meek. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Fri 8/22, 8 PM, No One, Nuisance. Sat 8/23, 7 PM, "Mass Influence" hip-hop night and MC battles. 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 8/15, Dave Roberts, Joe Garza spin Iggy Pop & David Bowie. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Third Thursday of every month, DJ Sarah spins indie and classic rock. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, "One Voice" open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, DJ Teddy (no cover). Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Thu 8/21, 9 PM, the Revolution (Prince tribute). Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Stylus, Bryter, Burn Rome Burn, Revolve. Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Mic One. Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement, Omega & Ifeoma Nkeundi, Mellstram & Swoop Broz, DJ Red Lox, DJ Charley Rock (benefit for Reflections and relief work in Ethiopia). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 8/15, 10:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/16, 1 PM, Karmageddon, Nurv, Zipperhead, Rollover perform at the 100th anniversary Harley Davidson Bash; 10:30 PM, Shaffer Street. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Evenflow. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Saturdays, 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 8/15 and Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson; 10:30 PM, Peter Saltzman. Sat 8/16 and Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/17 and Sun 8/24, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. Tue 8/19, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 8/21, 8 PM, Tonic. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/15, Mike Miller. Sun 8/17, DJ Vortis. Mon 8/18, Joe Camarillo. Tue 8/19, DJ Alex. Wed 8/20, Buster Koon. Thu 8/21, DJ Jen B. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Sat 8/16, 7 PM, Joe Tirrito performs at a tribute to Elvis (impersonation contest starts at 8 PM). 312-836-7870.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Office, Webb Brothers, Drive, Thunderwing. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Nash Kato, Jesus & the Devil, DJ V, Sombionix, Lindsay, Asstech. Tue 8/19, 9 PM, Bile, Nocturne, DJ? Acucrack, Worm (with spoken word by Martin Atkins). Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Dishes, Tears, Audreys. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Dorian Taj, Faux Jean, Changes, Regal Standard. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Lovehammers, June's Arrival. 773-489-3160.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 8/22, 8:30 PM, Tomonosauras. 815-724-1190.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/16, Backstage Pass. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/22, Aunt Janet. Sat 8/23, Minus One. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 8/15, Elevation (U2 tribute), Damn Dirty Apes. Sat 8/16, Umphrey's McGee. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Fri 8/22, Wicked Garden, Blender. Sat 8/23, Bonesugar, Love in a Box. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/15, Wonderlust, Drawing a Blank, Twelve AX2, Jay Johnson, Austin Willacy. Sat 8/16, Who Did Bender, Last of the Showmen, Thinland. Sundays, Sumo, Ataba. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club music showcase hosted by Karla, Smoke Off Vinyl. Tue 8/19, Angelo Chresanthakes, Safe. Wed 8/20, Ten Minute Vision, Cased. Thu 8/21, 13 Flowers, Jesters, Nine Spot. Fri 8/22, Second Seed, Pimps, Exo, Promenade. Sat 8/23, Ulu, P-1, Stone Samadhi. Sun 8/24, Freaky Deaky. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Apartment, New Boss, Elvin (benefit for Bridge magazine). Sat 8/16, 3 PM, Brian Costello with Manaconda, Krunchies & others; 10 PM, Wolf Eyes, Hair Police, Mammal, Panicsville (see Post No Bills), Viki. Sun 8/17, 9:30 PM, Chris Fuller, Lying in States, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio. Mon 8/18, 9:30 PM, Holy Ghosts, Dials, Arnold Jackson (no cover). Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Kid606, DJ Rupture, Dwayne Sodahberk (see Critic's Choice). Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Geese, Architecture. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Abilene, Eternals, Blackbird. Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Deerhoof, No Doctors, Neon Hunk, Joseph Hammer Trio. 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.

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. Fri 8/15, 7 PM, Chicago Breakdown. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 8/22, 7 PM, Kix. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, Hydro. Sat 8/16, Flex Crew. Sun 8/17 and Fri 8/22, Rasta Kelly. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 8/20, Devon Brown. Thu 8/21, Indika. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Zuaz spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/15, Eleventh Hour. Sat 8/16, Underwater People. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 8/22, Hat Guys. Sat 8/23, Mr. Blotto. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/22, Fat Cat. 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. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/15, 6 PM, Heiruspecs, Blue Collar Nation, Small Change, Organic Mind Unit; 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Countdown, Sumerians (see Spot Check). Sat 8/16, 5 PM, Allister, August Premier, Junior Varsity; 9 PM, Afflictions, This Moment in Black History, Manda & the Marbles. Sun 8/17, 6 PM, Low Budgets, Global Chaos, Post Haste. Tue 8/19, 8 PM, Pelican, Scissorfight, Harkonen, Sweet Cobra. Thu 8/21, 8 PM, Park, .22, Lake Superior, Panda Panda. Fri 8/22, 6 PM, 14 or Fight, Malefaction, Frontside, Fuck the Facts; 10 PM, Oh My God, World Inferno Friendship Society. Sat 8/23, 3 PM, A18, Plan of Attack, Wings of Scarlet; 8 PM, Jealous Sound, Silent Treatment. Sun 8/24, 6 PM, Secret Unknown, Envisions So Red. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Tue 8/19, 8:30 PM, BeBop Daddys. Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Sonny Landreth, Blazers. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Caitlin Cary. 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 8/15, 56 Hope Road. Sat 8/16, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 8/23, Cleavers. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, Twist & Shout. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Bottle of Justus, King Solomon's Grave. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/15, Amazing Plaid, Heavy Mental. Sat 8/16, Prairie Town, Hungries. Wed 8/20, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 8/22, Los Feos del Norte. Sat 8/23, Talman Project. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/15, Sat 8/16, and Sat 8/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, and Sat 8/16 and Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/17, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 8/18, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 8/19, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 8/20, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/21, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/22, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/24, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, and Mondays, 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 8/15, Thu 8/21, and Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sat 8/16 and Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sun 8/17 and Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. Tue 8/19, 9 PM, Desiree Irwin. Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 8/22, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Dylan Rice Band, Sojourn, Changes. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Pete Shukoff. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Taniq. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Cover Girls. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, Hoyle Brothers, Honeybees, Tijuana Hercules. Sat 8/16, Welcome to Ashley, Avocet, Millimeter Mercury. Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Eleni Mandell, Sinister Luck Ensemble (see Spot Check). Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin, Tom Slater, Chris Gilmartin. Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Dick Prall, Redline, Lunar Breakdown. Sat 8/23, T.W. Walsh & Paperback, Mark Mallman. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. 773-384-9546.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Dayna Lane. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/15 and Fri 8/22, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 8/16 and Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Danny Black (in the front room; no cover). Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, Mother Hubbard. Mon 8/18, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj, Spot. Wed 8/20, 10 PM, DJ Magic Donut. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Rob Halverson Ear Machine with Nora O'Connor, Susan Voelz, Liz Conant, John Poston, Mitch Straeffer, John Ridenour, Dave Adler. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Matt Fields. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/15, Bandages, Marty Gadzinowski, Barron James Band. Sat 8/16, Jaked, Somewhere In Between, Outer Drive. Wed 8/20, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. Sat 8/23, Abstract Giants, Organic Mind Unit. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/19, 9 PM, KP, Universe Neo, DJ Stizo host "Tambayan." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, James Brown (see Critic's Choice), Leon Rogers. Sun 8/17 through Tue 8/19, Thu 8/21, and Sat 8/23, 9 PM, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (see Spot Check; 8/17 & 8/18 sold out), members of Circle Theatre open. Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Enrique Iglesias. Fri 8/22, 7:30 PM, Mac McAnally, G.B. Leighton; midnight, Enrique Bunbury (18 & over). Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 8/16, Jen Porter. Sat 8/23, 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 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 8/17, 9:30 PM, Sexo Mejor. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters; performers receive a free drink. Sun 8/24, 9:30 PM, Anthony Salazar. 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. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Then Again, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Tuck Pence. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, 17th Floor, Tuck Pence. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Epic, Leonard Brothers, X-Side. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Members Only. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/16, Blue Stack. Mon 8/18, 8 PM, Planet Groove. 630-325-3732.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny Price. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, 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. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 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.

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's Hyperactive. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Polymor, Peelers, Hot Lips Messiah, Lacquer. Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Luke Schmitt, Pleasing Betty, Scottish McMillan. Sun 8/17 and Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Pocket (no cover). Tue 8/19, 9 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Al Rose (no cover). Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Into the Green, Orquesta Ranura. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Two Cow Garage, West of Rome, Big Sky String Band perform at the "TwangOff" music competition. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Manaconda, Dead City Rejects, M.O.T.O., Deals Gone Bad. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Milkplow, People Will Blink. 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 and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Frank Orrall. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Basement What, Celestial Static, RD Roth & the Issues. Tue 8/19, 7:30 PM, Rattlers; 9:30 PM, Numbers. Wed 8/20, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Dig for Fire. Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Braam, Half Mad Poet, Yesmen. 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Brother John. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/15, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Empyrean, Dead Man's Holiday, Inept (all-ages). Sat 8/16, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Caviar, Ivory Wire, Egostatic (all-ages). Sun 8/17, 6:30 PM, Waste, Synge, Myllhouse, PGS (all-ages). Thu 8/21 through Sat 8/23, 7 PM, Liz Phair, Wheat (sold out). Sun 8/24, 6:30 PM, Overtone, Simple Something, Extra Credit Assignment, Vertica (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

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 MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. 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.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Riptones, Dry County, Mark Sheehy, Delafields. Sun 8/17, 7:30 PM, Los Osos Scandalosos, Alex Maier (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Mighty Fine Machine, Who Did Bender, Lyla Stone. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Lovelies, Roscoe Plush, Wonderful Smith. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Musical Outfits, Kevin Lee, Sharks, Troy. Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Goiter (all-ages). 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.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Super Mercado, Heavils, NDX, Fixate. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Red X Rebellion, Feed. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Weathered (Creed tribute), Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/21, 8 PM, Nancys perform with Rose Tully at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a songwriter slam. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 8/15, 10:30 PM, Fashion Bomb, A.D.D., Eighty Sick. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Mighty Fine Machine, Plan of Man, A Month of Somedays, Black Box. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One, John Swift, Clash Titan, Lyrisis, Prime, Woodwirx, P-1. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 8/20, 10:30 PM, Myllhouse, My Left Arm, Velvet Sun. Fri 8/22, 10:30 PM, Rockit Girl, Blue Nova. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Flutter, Flashbulb, Whimsical, Kudante. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Josh Todd, Jibe, Fatal Order, Khaos Theory. Sun 8/17, 9 PM, Numb & others (all-ages). Wed 8/20, 9:30 PM, Joe Blazer (in the beer garden). Sat 8/23, 5 PM, Hedder, Underfed, Immortality, Fifty Caliber (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Eyesore, Natural Addiction, No Remorse, Shred. Sun 8/24, 6 PM, Milkplow, Genral Patton (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, Seventh Heaven. Sat 8/16, Bad Medicine. Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Acoustolingus. Thu 8/21, Flapjacks, Down the Line. Fri 8/22, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/23, Catfight, Kimi Hayes Band. Sun 8/24, 3 PM, Maggie Speaks. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, M.O.T.O. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Dye the Sky, Rubber. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/15, Crimson Ghosts, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Death Valley Naked, Psychobilly. Sat 8/16, Voodoo Pilot. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Tom Jasek; 10 PM, City Slickers. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 8/20, Urban Folk Parade. Thu 8/21, Typewash, Full Moon Orchestra. Fri 8/22, American Draft, Wonderloaf. Sat 8/23, Cocktail Preachers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 8/16, 11 PM, Gina Grosley, Josh James. 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 8/15, Moods. Fri 8/22, Soul Circus. Sat 8/23, Johnny Star & the Meteors. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/16, Old Town School of Folk Music's Power Pop Ensemble, Rollerdome. Sun 8/17, live karaoke, Girlush Figure. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 8/20, Lomax, Surly, Kevin Lee. Sat 8/23, Welcome to Ashley. Sun 8/24, 11 PM, live karaoke. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Thu 8/21, Gypsi Fari. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afro-beat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Tue 8/19, 10 PM, Gizzae. Thursdays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Dahui. 312-492-6100.

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

ROLLING LANES 10TH FRAME LOUNGE 6301 Joliet, Countryside: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Marizen. 708-352-7262.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, Don Francis, Tony Bernard Band (Elvis tribute). Sat 8/16, Conquest, Dropmouth, Code Blue. Fri 8/22, Smackdown, Smells Like Cobain (Nirvana tribute). Sat 8/23, Unraveled, Twenty Spot. 630-543-3101.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/16, Hip Fetish. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/15, 7:30 PM, Ben Gibbard, Children's Hour, William Seidel (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Written in the Sand, Elizabeth Elmore. Sun 8/17, 8 PM, Paul Kelly, Fred Prellberg. Mon 8/18, 9 PM, Blue Island Tribe, Pepper, New Sense (18 & over). Tue 8/19, 9 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Turner Joy, Perfect Panther, Sofa Kit XL. Wed 8/20, 7 PM, Hanson, Teitur (sold out). Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Rebecca Gates, Via Tania. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Kingsbury Manx, Catfish Haven, Central Falls. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Jackie Greene, Duenow. Sun 8/24, 9 PM, End Transmission, New Trust. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Evenskies. 630-257-6383.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 8/19, Dan Darrah. Sun 8/24, BMR4. 312-527-2722.

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

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. Sundays, 8 PM, "Equilibrium" poetry open mike features a jazz band and DJs. 773-373-2233.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Jersey. 773-486-7427.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, 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, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word showcase hosted by Jordan Taggart with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 8/15, Jute, Unibrow, Chlorine. Sat 8/16, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, Arrivals, Twin Haters. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Mon 8/18, Zerostars, Over Easy, Easy Tiger. Tue 8/19, PMD, Shamgod, Lee Chesterfield. Wed 8/20, Daniel James Band, Entrinzic. Thu 8/21, 9:30 PM, 25 Suaves, Easy Action, Sullen. Fri 8/22, Floorbirds, Katie Todd Band, Lunch. Sat 8/23, Filament, Quiver Lip, Sleepers. Sun 8/24, the Lust, Fear & Trembling, American Cosmonaut. 773-278-6600.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Sat 8/23, Starrunner, Slipstream. 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 8/15, 8 PM, "Tributosaurus: Joni Mitchell" hosted by Shana Spiegel, with Stephanie Rogers, Rikky McRae, Temple Schultz, Paula McKernan. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Annie Capps, Tony Piscotti, Debe Welch. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Victoria, Sue Fink. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 8/19, 8 PM, Anne Heaton (no cover). 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sat 8/16, Roman Meal, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls. Fri 8/22, Dan & Juan. Sat 8/23, Mike Woodward, Jocelyn Baker, 53 Minutes, Jagtown. 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 8/15, Maggie Speaks, Salvation Army. Sat 8/16, Mr. Blotto. Sun 8/17, Stan Skibby & the Haze, Guise, Vintage Wood, Crazy Mama (tributes to Jimi Hendrix; the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Janis Joplin). Thu 8/21, Three Bean Salad hosts an open jam. Fri 8/22, Rubber, Broken Vegas. Sat 8/23, Fabulous Janes, Lazy Maybes. 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 8/15, Rock Bottom. Sat 8/16, R. Mutt. Fri 8/22, Custom Cats. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Wasting the Dawn, Edinborough, Sleeping at Last. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Model One, Blue Shade Witness, Distance. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Seventh-Grade Underdog, Fallout, Short Arm Trick, Lesser Concern. 630-221-0667.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/15, Baaro. Sat 8/16, Indika, Ras Kelly, Aswah Greggori, Hydro. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 8/21, Aswah Greggori. Fri 8/22, Dub Dis. Sat 8/23, Zeleke, Dansika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, Mindsight, Chris Long, Echosend. Sat 8/16, Waystation, Dreaming Tree, Middle Men, Cook 'n' Miller. Sun 8/17, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Memories, Mittens on Strings. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/20, Michael Moushon, Ferdinand Fox & the Woodland Pals, Bob Rogan. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 8/22, Deans. Sat 8/23, Strain Busy Sky, First Name Basis, Dazy Head Mazy. Sun 8/24, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Johnny Nobody. 773-929-1300.

Dance

PAUL JOHNSON, TRANSLUCENT, ALEX ZELENKA, JENNY P. 18 & over. Tue 8/19, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through 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: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, James Lauer, Bickabus. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-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 synth pop, 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 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ PCS, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Vic the Wolf, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house (no cover). 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ Cedric with guest DJs. Sat 8/16, James Curd. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin, Nate Ballard & guests spin techno (no cover), Josh Werner. Wed 8/20, Phantom 45, Poolside, Flipside, Glyde, Carbide, Chris Gin. Sat 8/23, Steve "Miggity" Maestro. 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin industrial, electro, synth pop, and noise on the second floor. 773-975-0505.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and 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: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Kandle. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Agent X spins hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O, DJ Izzi spin hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. 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. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, On'Point, Feloney. 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 with 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.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/15, Nosmo, DJ Gelly. 773-296-1478.

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, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and soul (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Blackout DJs spin with a percussionist. 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.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Adibwoy spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

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.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. 773-276-1411.

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

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I. Sundays, 8 PM, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Thursdays, Paul Blair, Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (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.

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, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 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.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Mustaf Rox. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince & guest DJs 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/21, Adrienne Sanchez. 312-245-0333.

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, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin 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. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ Mike O (no cover). 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 1401 W. Irving Park: hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Fridays, DJs spin. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, DJs spin. 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. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Sat 8/16, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, DJs spin underground house. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. 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, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

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

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin salsa. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz, and dub. 773-296-1770.

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 synth pop and electro-industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. 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 'n' 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 NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fridays, 11 PM, Shon Dervis spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 11 PM, Adrienne Sanchez spins house with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Abe spins glam, garage, and punk. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney, DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx, Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Pl.: 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, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins 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.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

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: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, 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.

THE ROYAL 2401 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fri 8/15, 9 PM-2 AM, Hugo Moya, Phil Free Art, Tobias, Trancid, Johnny Love, Livewire. 773-276-3232.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

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, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and 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: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. 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 8/15, Lego, Frique, DJ_S. Sat 8/16, Justin Long, Jonene, Mike Pugh. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Thu 8/21, MeatyOgre, Maker, Overflo, Caural, Itel, Real One. Fri 8/22, Derrick May, Matt Martin. Sat 8/23, Miles Maeda, DJ Silver. 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, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Torin Edmunds spins house and disco. Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neo-soul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. 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, Nikki Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, DJ Lego (no cover). 312-274-9500.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music starts at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, DJ John spins house. 773-248-5475.

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 with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. 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, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. 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. 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.

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. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 8/15, Darude. Sat 8/16, Uberzone, Dissolvent, Dome Room, Portia Surreal. Sat 8/23, Felix da Housecat, Mazi. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin 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.

VOYEUR 151 1/2 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Donnie Devoe. 312-832-1717.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed, Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Solange, DJ Finesse. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, Jeremy Coutre spins deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Sativa, Frank Solano, Chris Santiago. Saturdays, Andre Harris, PNS. 312-787-0400.

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

Folk & Country

Concerts

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Free concert. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

JORDAN & friends perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Tom Senior. Mon 8/18, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS Free concert. Sun 8/17, 8 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

RASCAL FLATTS, JIMMY WAYNE Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GARNET ROGERS Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

EARL SCRUGGS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS, STEVE ROSEN TRIO See Spot Check. Sun 8/17, 6 and 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONG CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Saturdays, 9 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Fri 8/15, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/17, Kat Eggleston. Sun 8/24, Bob & Micky Holdsworth. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Mon 8/18, 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/15, Lonestar State. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Murphy-Roche Irish Music Club. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 8/17, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 773-878-3343.

ELI'S CHEESECAKE WORLD 6701 W. Forest Preserve: Restaurant. Fri 8/15, 5 PM, Choir Boys. 773-205-3800.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/15, DJ Marcus. Sat 8/16, Four Eyes. 312-836-0066.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 8/21, 8 PM, Rig the Jig, Arranmore. 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/15, Off 'n Runnin'. Fri 8/22, Southside Denny. 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. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Raya's Vast Basement. 773-465-8005.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys (sold out). 312-923-2000.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, St. James Gate. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Fri 8/22, Chicago Rovers. Sat 8/23, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Azure Bloom. 708-366-8073.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Sat 8/23, 8:30 PM, Duvo (dinner show). 773-736-4949.

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 8/21, JT & the Clouds. 312-491-1122.

SUNDANCE SALOON 2061 W. Maple, Mundelein: Music after 8 PM. Sat 8/16, Shelley Laine. 847-949-0858.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 8/15, David Wilner. Sat 8/16, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 8/22, Eric & Beth Carlson. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/18, 8 PM, Ralph Covert hosts the Old Town School of Folk Music Graduation Show. 773-929-1300.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Mon 8/18, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JOHNNY DRUMMER Fri 8/15, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

DEITRA FARR Fri 8/22, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

5 AFTR 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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

PETER LOVE Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PIANO C. RED & THE FLAT FOOT BOOGIE BLUES BAND Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, New Maxwell Street Market, 1600 S. Canal. 312-437-0808.

BOBBY RUSH, NOLAN STRUCK, U.V. HAYES, BOBBY "SLIM" JAMES, JOHNNY LAWS See Critic's Choice. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Gilbert Hall, 99th & Throop. 773-846-6471.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, BONNIE KOLOC Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

THE STROLL: BRONZEVILLE'S MUSICAL LEGACY Historic neighborhood tour features free concerts along 33rd & State. Sat 8/23, 3 PM, Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir, First Church of Deliverance Choir, Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir. 877-244-2246.

GLORIA THOMPSON ROGERS Wed 8/20, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/15 and Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Band. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/22, Jimmy Kingsway Band. Sat 8/23, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-381-8585.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/15, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Sat 8/16, Son Seals. Mon 8/18, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 8/19, Katherine Davis hosts a jam session. Wed 8/20, Gloria Rogers. Thu 8/21, Pistol Pete. Fri 8/22, Charlie Love. Sat 8/23, E.C. Scott. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/19, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/19, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, Chicago's Most Wanted with Syl Johnson. Sat 8/16, Vance Kelly. Sun 8/17, Vino Louden. Mon 8/18, Jimmy Burns. Tue 8/19, Larry Garner. Wed 8/20, Big Ray. Thu 8/21, Biscuit. Fri 8/22, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/23, Chico Banks. Sun 8/24, 4 PM, Lurrie Bell; 9:30 PM, Rob Stone & Katherine Davis. 773-528-1012.

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

BOILER ROOM MUSIC LOUNGE 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Dave Specter. 847-398-8700.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew with Sam Lay, Hirotaka Konishi, Robert Peterson, the Old School Band & others perform at a benefit for Johnny B. Moore. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 8/15, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Carl Weathersby, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/16, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Otis Rush, Danny Draher. Sun 8/17, Joel Paterson Trio. Mon 8/18, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 8/19, Matthew Skoller. Wed 8/20, Bryan Lee. Thu 8/21, Jimmy Johnson. Fri 8/22, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Eddie C. Campbell with Lurrie Bell, Tail Dragger. Sun 8/24, 8:30 PM, acoustic round-robin and brew tasting with Jimmy Burns, Carl Weathersby, John Primer, Kenny Smith, Jimmy Sutton, Steve Doyle, Nick Moss. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/15, Michael Burks. Sat 8/16, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 8/22, Dave Hole. Sat 8/23, Bryan Lee. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Voodoo Kings, CJ Stanley. 847-836-8820.

DEW DROP INN 4316 W. 16th: Wed 8/20, 8:30 PM, L.T. McGee. 773-277-0629.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 8/15, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 815-724-1190.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/15, Grover Bruirr. Sat 8/16, Backstreet Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Sat 8/23, Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Dave Hole. Sun 8/24, 8:30 PM, Shemekia Copeland, Jimbo Delta. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22, Joe Moss Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Big Time Sarah. Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. 630-416-4898.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/16, Linsey Alexander Band. Tue 8/19, Pauline York Blues Band. Thursdays, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/23, Quintus McCormick. 708-484-3610.

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 featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band hosts the "Sunday Night Spotlight" blues-singer competition. Mon 8/18, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/19, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 8/20, 9:30 PM, Bill Perry. Thu 8/21, 9:30 PM, Big Al & the Heavyweights. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/22, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Kenny Neal. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

MR. G'S SUPPER CLUB 1547 W. 87th: Fri 8/22, 7 PM, Howlin' Wolf, Danny Reed, Sheila Lewis, Lil' Johnny Johnson, DR Express Band. 773-445-2020.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Neil Rose Band. 708-366-8073.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/16, Dave Specter. Sat 8/23, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fri 8/15, 8:30 PM, Ronnie G. Fri 8/22, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Mon 8/18, Jesse Scinto & Susie Gomez. Thursdays, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 8/16, Shirley King. Wed 8/20, Jasper Buchanan. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Sat 8/23, 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 Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Eddy Clearwater (8/15 with Ronnie Baker Brooks, 8/16 with Billy Branch). Sun 8/17, Vini & the Demons host the jam. Fri 8/22, Toronzo Cannon & Cannonball Express. Sat 8/23, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 8/24, Sammy Fender hosts the jam. 773-645-5200.

RIVERS RESTAURANT 30 S. Wacker: Fri 8/15, 4:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-559-1515.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/15, Harmonica Khan, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Sat 8/16, Detroit Junior, Jimmy Burns, Larry Taylor. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays and Fri 8/22, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 8/23, the Tony Mangiullo Show. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/21, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, Pistol Pete. Sat 8/16, Vino Louden. Fri 8/22, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 8/23, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

VAUGHAN'S PLACE 6633 S. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-434-1662.

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

JACKIE ALLEN Free in-store performances. Fri 8/15, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663. Sun 8/17, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1700 Maple, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 4:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

KELLY BRAND NEXTET, SWING GITAN GYPSY JAZZ, DAVE SPECTER TRIO & others perform at the "Eclectic Picnic." Sun 8/17, 5 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ARI BROWN TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance. Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FRANK CATALANO TRIO WITH VON FREEMAN Tue 8/19, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KEN CHANEY XPERIENCE with Corey Wilkes. Thu 8/21, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

CRUSADERS, DAVID SANBORN BAND with Randy Crawford. Thu 8/21, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

ELAINE DAME TRIO, NICK COLIONNE Benefit for Food 4 Life and Chicago Public Schools. Thu 8/21, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 708-709-9189.

ORBERT DAVIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

KURT ELLING Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

KURT ELLING, ANDY BEY with Stefon Harris & the Laurence Hobgood Trio. Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GALLERY 37 JAZZ BAND Free concert. Mon 8/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RODNEY HARPER SAVOY TRIO Free concert. Sun 8/17, 2:30 PM, Woodson Regional Library Auditorium, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

TED HOGARTH Free concert. Tue 8/19, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

IMPROMP2 Free in-store performance. Sat 8/16, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4824 W. 211th, Matteson. 708-679-1835.

REGINALD T. MCCANTS Thu 8/21, 6:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

19 COMPOSITIONS FOR 6 IMPROVISERS: A SYSTEM FOR HEARING Jonathan Chen's composition is performed by Lucy Davis, Kotauro Fukui, Rotten Milk, Ed Reardon, Peter Rosenbloom, Philip Von Zweck. Thu 8/21, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer, pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). Sundays, 3-7 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7051 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

ROB PARTON ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Tina Mangos at 6 PM. Fri 8/22, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BRIAN PATTI ORCHESTRA Fri 8/15, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

DAVE REMPIS, KEVIN DAVIS, JASON STEIN Free concert. Mon 8/18, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Free concert. Sun 8/24, 2 PM, Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood. 312-742-7816.

SONS BROTHERS & WRESTLERS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/16, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

THE STROLL: BRONZEVILLE'S MUSICAL LEGACY Historic neighborhood tour features free concerts along 33rd & State. Sat 8/23, noon, VanderCook Ten; 1 PM, Jazz Masters Band; 2:30 PM, Franz Jackson, Jazz Masters Band, VanderCook Ten. 877-244-2246.

SUENOS Thu 8/21, 7 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

MALACHI THOMPSON QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

FRED WOODARD TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/15, noon, Kim Cusak & Bob Neighbor. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, BMR4. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays 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 8/22, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, Grana Louise Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Bobby Lewis. Sun 8/17 through Sat 8/23, Jasper Stone. Wed 8/20 and Sun 8/24, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Frank Catalano, John Moulder. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Tue 8/19, Al Keeler. Sat 8/23, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 847-256-8870.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 S. Rte. 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6 PM, David Boykin, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed host an open jam session. 312-942-0095.

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

CAFFE BACI 225 W. Wacker: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mood Swing Music. 312-251-0135.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Judy Roberts Quartet. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Dave Simone. Saturdays, Ed Coward. Thursdays, Bob Davis. 847-969-9900.

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

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 773-528-7569.

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, Joe Iaco & Rachel Pardo. 312-467-0546.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/19, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Trio. Wed 8/20, 9:30 PM, Keefe Jackson Group with Jim Baker & Frank Rosaly. 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

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 8/17, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Esenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

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 8/18, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. 773-489-5471.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/17, 2-5:30 PM, Illinois Club of Traditional Jazz All-Stars with Tommy Saunders. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, What's Going On. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/15, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sat 8/16, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Bill Dickens Band. Sun 8/17, 8 PM, Johnny Gabor Trio with Connie Marshall. Tue 8/19, 6 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session (no cover). Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Hiromi. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, and Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Greg Osby Four (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/16, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/18, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Suenos. Sat 8/23, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet. Sun 8/24, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Lucy Smith Quartet hosts "Sunday Songs." Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Thu 8/21, 9 PM, Sax in the City. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sat 8/23, 8:30 PM, Marqseven. 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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/17, Flying Tigers, Limbic System. 773-935-2118.

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 8/15 through Sun 8/17, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Randy Johnston, Fukushi Tainaka. Tue 8/19 through Sun 8/24, James Moody (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet, Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

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 6 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 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Long Count Quartet (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Zach Brock Quartet. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio; 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 773-348-7592.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 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 Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Bill & Sue Pasquale Trio. 630-571-3600.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Jam Adventure. Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. 708-366-8073.

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

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, William Perry & Company with Derrick Polk, Avreeayl Ra, Khari B. & others. 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tue 8/19, 6:30 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Jon Irabagon, Ed Ludwig. 773-235-2757.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Alison Ruble. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Greta Pope. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Los Hombres Perdidos. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Fareed Haque Quartet with Elizabeth Conant. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Redd Holt Quartet. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Sat 8/23, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 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.

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with live music. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Taku Akiyama, Matthew Ulery, Frank Rosaly, Andrew Lautenbach. 773-772-4422.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 8/19, D. Bayne Septet. Thu 8/21, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Fri 8/22, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-348-7291.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Havana. 312-492-6100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/22, Christopher Neal Duo. Sat 8/23, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/17, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 8/24, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-338-0600.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Pirates & Ninjas, 1-2-3-4. Thu 8/21, Triage, Terminal 4. 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.

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fri 8/15 and Fri 8/22, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

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.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/15, Glen Hall, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy. Sat 8/16, Damian Espinoza, Paul Steinbeck, Scott Garrigan. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 8/21, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Fri 8/22, Hylozoa with Jeff Parker. Sat 8/23, Ed Wilkerson Jr. with Tatsu Aoki & Michael Zerang. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAKHOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VINCE'S RESTAURANT 4747 N. Harlem, Harwood Heights: Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 708-867-7770.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

EPICS perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Mike & Stephanie Kusibab at 6 PM. Thu 8/21, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

THE JUNGLE West African percussion performance with Taylor, Morikeba Kouyate, Yaya Kabo, Barry Bennett, Leddie Garcia, Doug Brush, Don Diego, Derek Fredrickson, Louise Cloutier, Bob Garrett & others. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAMBO EXPRESS Free concert. Thu 8/21, 6:30 PM, Eugene Field, 5100 N. Ridgeway. 312-742-7591.

BILLY RIVERA ORQUESTA Thu 8/21, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-7827.

TUMBAO ANEJO performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Andy Cruz at 6 PM. Sat 8/23, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day at 6 PM. Fri 8/15, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

International

Clubs

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 LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/15, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Roberto Castellon with Omayra Amaya. Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo (no cover); 10:30 PM, Luisito Carrion. Sun 8/24, 8 PM, "Jankanoo Delight" (Bahamian/Caribbean music showcase). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 8/20, 9 PM, Enrique Iglesias. 312-923-2000.

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 8/22, Conjunto. 847-243-3700.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/15, Havana. 773-276-9730.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/15, Daniel Abu-Absi & Carlos Ortega. 312-491-1122.

Classical

BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA Keith Lockhart, conductor. Sun 8/24, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 8/16, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ALICIA DE LARROCHA piano (Bach, Albeniz, Falla). Wed 8/20, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JANE EAGLEN soprano, with pianist Phillip Thomas (Bellini, Schumann, Duparc, Barber, Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Bridge). Tue 8/19, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts a free outdoor concert (Holst, Mozart, Rodgers & others). Fri 8/22, 7:30 PM, Wing Park, 1000 Wing St., Elgin. 847-888-4000.

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS VOCAL ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Wed 8/20 and Thu 8/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus & Jackson: Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore, bass-baritone William Powers, bass Richard Bernstein & the Grant Park Chorus (Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust). 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 8/17, 4 PM, Wayne Wyrembelski. Sun 8/24, 4 PM, Brandon D. Spence. 312-664-6963.

BRENDA HUANG piano (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Liszt). Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

JUILLIARD QUARTET (Haydn, Schuller, Schubert). Mon 8/18, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

FRANCOIS LE ROUX baritone, with pianist Mikhail Hallak in a free concert (Gounod, Saint-Saens, Duparc, Debussy, Poulenc, Faure, Ravel). See Critic's Choice. Mon 8/18, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Pasquale Laurino conducts Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/24, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Thu 8/21, 7 PM, members of Lyric Opera Center for American Artists sing songs of William Bolcom & opera arias. 312-744-1375.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 8/16, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 8/17, 5 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor (Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique). Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Paul Gemignani, conductor, with vocalists Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald & Michael Cerveris in a concert production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion. 847-266-5100.

AVIRAM REICHERT piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (D. Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt). Free admission. Wed 8/20, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, with pianist Jamie Hagedom in a program of spirituals & traditional songs. Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 S. Michigan. 312-922-3444.

CHRISTINE STEYER soprano, with pianist Celeste Rue in a free concert (Prokofiev, Wolf). Mon 8/18, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DAVID WHITE & PAUL THOMPSON organ, piano, harpsichord & chimes, in a free concert. Tue 8/19, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Mark Peskanov, conductor & violin, with trumpeter Matthew Lee, flutist Robin Fellows, oboist Deborah Stevenson & orchestra (Mozart, Bach, Kreisler, Sarasate). Sat 8/16, 4 PM, violinist Mark Peskanov & pianist Anita Whalen with others in an all-Mozart chamber program. 815-338-5300.

YES IS A WORLD choral & string ensemble with vocalists Elizabeth Reiter, Nellie McKay & Mollie Stone in a program of pop & folk protest songs. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-750-4203.

Fairs & Festivals

BUCKTOWN ARTS FEST Senior Citizens Park, Oakley & Lyndale: Sat 8/23, noon, Broken Radio; 1 PM, John Kimler; 2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 3 PM, Mark Mallman; 4 PM, Fallen Angels; 5 PM, Wonderstudy; 6 PM, Mark Anderson Band. Sun 8/24, noon, Treehouse Project; 1 PM, Ron Cooper; 2 PM, Gina McLaughlin; 3 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science; 4 PM, Lucky Ones; 5 PM, Big Breakfast; 6 PM, Lou Rider Band. Festival also features theater & dance performances, poetry readings & children's entertainment. 312-409-8305.

CROATIAN FEST St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 S. Princeton: Fri 8/15, 5-11 PM, Split, Oluja, Bravo. 312-842-1871.

EDISON PARK FEST Olmsted between Oshkosh & Oliphant: Fri 8/15, 5:15 PM, Brian Lupo; 7:45 PM, the Blast. Sat 8/16, noon, Third Rail; 1:45 PM, Bopology; 3:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams; 6 PM, Undercover; 8 PM, Lisa Rene Band. Sun 8/17, noon, Kevin Lee; 1:45 PM, Jorge from Yard; 3:30 PM, Covergurl; 7 PM, R-Gang. 773-631-0063.

THE FEST FOR BEATLES FANS Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr: Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Liverpool (Beatles tribute). Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Donovan; 10 PM, Liverpool (Beatles tribute); 11:15 PM, Donovan & Mark Hudson with Liverpool. Sun 8/17, 6:30 PM, Battle of the Beatle Bands; 9:45 PM, Donovan; 10 PM, Liverpool (Beatles tribute); 11:15 PM, Donovan & Mark Hudson with Liverpool. Festival also features photo & art exhibits, record market & panel discussions. 847-696-1234.

GINZA HOLIDAY Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee: Fri 8/15, 6:40 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 8:50 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. Sat 8/16, 1 PM, Kogen Taiko Group; 2 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 3:50 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group; 6:50 PM, Kogen Taiko Group. Sun 8/17, 1 PM, Kogen Taiko Group; 2 PM, Na Kapuna Ukulele Group; 3:50 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 6:30 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. Festival also features dance performances & martial arts demonstrations. 312-943-7801.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport: Fri 8/15, 5:45 PM, Yakuza; 6:30 PM, Waco Brothers; 7:45 PM, Bob Mould; 9 PM, Guided by Voices; 10:30 PM, Sonic Youth. Sat 8/16, 5:30 PM, Spindle; 6:15 PM, Charlotte Martin; 7 PM, Detachment Kit; 8 PM, Alkaline Trio; 9:30 PM, Ike Reilly; 10:45 PM, Psychedelic Furs. Sun 8/17, 5:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 6 PM, Family Tree; 6:30 PM, Pharcyde; 7:30 PM, Family Tree; 8 PM, Tortoise; 9:30 PM, Medeski Martin & Wood. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CARNIVAL Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 3553 S. Hermitage: Fri 8/15, 7 PM, U Godda Wanna. Sat 8/16, 7 PM, Movin' On. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, the Outcast. 773-523-3917.

RESURRECTION SUMMERFEST Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3309 N. Seminary: Sat 8/16, 11:30 AM, Laura Doherty; 1 PM, Farragony; 2 PM, Shawn Salmon Trio; 6 PM, Stephanie Rogers. 773-525-0605.

SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC OPEN HOUSE Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan: Sat 8/16, 2:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music Summer Flute Institute, Gallery 37 Chamber Music Ensemble. Sun 8/17, 4 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra. Free event also features music class demonstrations. 312-427-6267, ext. 100.

THE STROLL: BRONZEVILLE'S MUSICAL LEGACY Illinois Institute of Technology, 33rd & State: Sat 8/23, noon, VanderCook Ten; 1 PM, Jazz Masters Band; 2:30 PM, Jazz Masters Band with the VanderCook Ten; 3 PM, Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir, First Church of Deliverance Choir, Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir. 877-244-2246.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL Grant Park, Columbus & Jackson: Sat 8/23, 10:45 AM, Alexito; 12:05 PM, Onix, CHK; 12:45 PM, Lucy; 1:20 PM, Rico; 2:10 PM, Conga Jazz; 2:20 PM, Banda 007; 3:10 PM, Nenas de Cana; 4:15 PM, Ninel Conde; 5:10 PM, Limite 21; 6:20 PM, Cubanismo; 8 PM, Andy Montanez. Sun 8/24, 10:45 AM, Alexito; 12:45 PM, Rico; 1:20 PM, Alacranes Musical; 2:10 PM, Calibre Norteno; 2:20 PM, Felito Felix; 3:20 PM, Domingo Quinones; 4:25 PM, Gato Barbieri; 5:35 PM, Quinta Cuadra; 6:15 PM, Los Hermanos Mora Arriaga; 7:20 PM, Jose Julian; 8:30 PM, Palomo. 312-744-3370.

WEST ENGLEWOOD GOSPEL FESTIVAL West Englewood United Organization, 1656 W. 63rd: Sat 8/16, noon-7 PM, Nu-Vision & the Majestic, Arthur Sutton & Gift of Praise, Burtis Sisters, Sisters in Christ, Reverend Dwayne McDaniels & Sons, Witness of Christ, Universal Soldiers, Pierre & the Lord's Messengers, Haymarket Gospel Choir, Mary McDowell Youth Group & others. 773-778-2811.

WESTSIDE BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAMILY FESTIVAL Douglas Park, Albany & Ogden: Sat 8/16, noon-6 PM, Ice Cube, Doug E. Fresh, Impromp2, Anthony Hamilton, Psychodrama & others. 773-522-2400.

Miscellaneous

ALFRED BAKER gives West Indian folk dance lessons at Chicago SummerDance for Kids; free admission. Sat 8/23, 4 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JIM COLLINGSWORTH performs flamenco guitar at Chicago SummerDance for Kids; Micaela Soroya gives dance lessons; free admission. Sat 8/16, 4 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS VOCAL ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 8/20 and Thu 8/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MELODEERS, CHORAL AIRES 2003 Sweet Adelines International Competition preview show; sold out. Sat 8/16, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Free children's concert. Tue 8/19, 6:30 PM, Park West Park, 745 W. Wrightwood. 312-742-7816. Thu 8/21, 6:30 PM, Filbert Park, 1822 W. Larchmont. 312-742-7518.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 8/15, music celebrating India Independence Day. Mon 8/18, Israeli Scouts' Friendship Caravan. Wed 8/20, Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival preview concert with Gallery 37 Lincoln Park Dance School, Pasos Con Sabo, Pasos Latinos. Thu 8/21, Caribbean Festival of the Arts preview concert. Fri 8/22, Set in Motion Dance Company. 312-346-3278.

WINDY CITY GAY CHORUS, CHICAGO A CAPPELLA & others perform as part of "Sing On Chicago"; free admission. Wed 8/20, 6 PM, Millennium Park, Monroe and Michigan. 773-477-7666.

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