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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

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

TONY BENNETT Sat 8/30 and Sun 8/31, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS Thu 8/28 and Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

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. Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BUSTA RHYMES, CHINGY See Critic's Choice. 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 performance. 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 youth performance ensemble). 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.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Louie Stallone at 4 PM. Sun 8/31, 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, and Fridays, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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.

ESTER HANA Free concert. Fri 8/29, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BEN HOLLIS Free in-store performances. Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JETHRO TULL Fri 8/22 and Tue 8/26, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

B.B. KING, JEFF BECK, GALACTIC Tue 8/26, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JASON KLUSS Free concert. Mon 8/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MIKE KRAUSE, GREG O'DROBINAK, STEVEN HESS Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

LOS SHUT UP Fri 8/29, 10:30 PM, Frankie J's MethaDome Theater, 4437 N. Broadway. 773-865-7731.

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

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

QUEENIE Free in-store performance. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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.

ROCK STAR BALL 2003 with Johnny Vicious, Teri Bristol, DJ Speed, Flipside, Dan Morrell, Caffeine, Dino G, Victor R. Sat 8/30, 9 PM-5 AM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

DEBORAH ROSS Free concert. Tue 8/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SEX PISTOLS, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, DROPKICK MURPHYS All-ages. Fri 8/29, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

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

TEEN WOLF, LACO$TE, THEE FINE LINES, SA ERMOTT Mon 8/25, 8 PM, Sugarshack, 2108 N. Whipple. 773-394-5362.

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

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KATIE TODD Free outdoor concert. Wed 8/27, noon, Oasis Water Sculpture, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6208.

VESICA PISCES Free in-store performance. Fri 8/29, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Thu 8/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

YOUR LITTLE PONIES Free concert. Mon 8/25, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto, Ray's Vast Basement. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Hoyle Brothers, Gin Palace Jesters. Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Glenn Tilbrook, Jeffrey Gaines, Jill Sobule. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Durcan performs in the pub; no cover. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Seven Nations. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Mike Smith, Saturday June Band. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Mountain with Leslie West & Corky Laing, Velcro Lewis & the 100 Proof Band, Chopper 5. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Treehouse Collective with Hugo Moya, Gabriel Palomo, Staxx, Liquid Gzus & Fascist Dan, Live Wire. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Methadones, Bomb, Decibators, Mojica. 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). 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22, Ripley Caine. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 8/27, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. Sat 8/30, Pat McCurdy. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/22, Supermint, Gidgets Ga Ga, Missile, Ten With Strangers. Sat 8/23, Escape From Earth, F.O.S., Homage Sun, Open Hole Soul. 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. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/26, Joe DiZillo & the Custom Cats, Rosetta West. Wed 8/27, Cellar, Maxwell Toft, Run Logan. Thu 8/28, Blind Robbins, Void Where Prohibited, Wake of Aces. Fri 8/29, Palaxy Tracks, Satellite 66, Bound Stems. Sat 8/30, Siderunners, Immigrant Suns, Saps, Black Velvet Band. 773-281-4444.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 8/24, Girls Need Attention, Kill Cupid, Thrift Store Heroes. Sun 8/31, Ratbag Hero, Drawing a Blank, Solo Mono, Rocky Denis, Low Profile, Bluebottle. 773-235-9100.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mon 8/25, Jesse Scinto. 847-424-9800.

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 8/23, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. Sat 8/30, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. 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 8/22, 6 PM, Duvall (see Spot Check), Stereo, Rocket Summer, Format (all-ages). Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Epoxies, Returnables, Safes (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Zvooks, Allstonians, 2-1/2 White Guys, DJ Chuck Wren (18 & over). Mon 8/25, 8 PM, Static Films, Dabor Spasbeken, U.S.S. Horsewhip (18 & over). Tue 8/26, 8 PM, Candyland Riots, Communique. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Buy Bullets, Back Porch Ramblers. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Chalet Chalet, Mount St. Helens, Heroes (18 & over). Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Grant Hart, Big Buildings, Reputation, Everybody Uh-Oh. Sun 8/31, 5 PM, Virus, Blind Society, Repos (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Ten Mile Ride. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, 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.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 8/24, Shelley Miller, Arjuna Greist, Erin Jordan, Natasia Rana. Sun 8/31, Andreas Kapsalis, BobKid, Malleable Tet. 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 8/22, L.U.V. Sun 8/24 and Sun 8/31, open jam session hosted by Alton J. Sat 8/30, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/22, Torturing Elvis. Sat 8/23, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Sam Magdal. 847-647-8282.

CHANGES 260 Cunningham, Park Forest: Sun 8/31, noon, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth, Mike Lenich. 708-747-9190.

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

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton & Lake Shore Dr.: Sun 8/24, 1 PM, Starcandy. 773-404-3600.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/22, Only Sons. Sat 8/23, Peg 7, Bad Monkey. Fri 8/29, Melody Mallin Band. Sat 8/30, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). 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: Fri 8/22, 8 PM, No One, Nuisance. Sat 8/23, 7 PM, "Mass Influence" Hip-Hop Night and MC battles. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Side Show (18 & over). Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Harmony Riley, Dream Police, DMV. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Zea Mays, Seeking Sid (Pink Floyd tribute), Doors of Perception (Doors tribute). 847-836-8820.

CLEO'S 1935 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Chapman. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Wes Hollywood. 312-243-5600.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Fourth Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 773-489-0379.

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

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 8/22, 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). Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Culture. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Evenflow. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Kammi's NRG. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 8/22 and Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson; 10:30 PM, Peter Saltzman. Sat 8/23 and Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/24 and Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. Tue 8/26, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 8/28, 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.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/30, 24 Elsinor. Sat 8/23, Voodoo Jones. Sun 8/24 and Sun 8/31, Cora Baldwin, Four Man Band. Mon 8/25 through Thu 8/28, Four Man Band. 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 8/22, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Lovehammers, June's Arrival, Redshirt. Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Quatre Tete, Terminous Victor, Silents, Blo-Pop. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Cameron McGill, Inchworm, Portrait Perfume. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Helios Creed (see Critic's Choice), Plastic Crimewave, Buried at Sea, Vee Dee, DJ Rotten Gimmick. Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Unknown Hinson, Steepwater Band, Outlaw Family Band, Wingnuts. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, the Lust, Premium, Bad Wizard, F.O.S. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, the Ages, Running Still. 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 8/22, Aunt Janet. Sat 8/23, Minus One. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/29, Jam Buoy. Sat 8/30, Colour. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 8/22, Wicked Garden, Blender. Sat 8/23, Bonesugar, Love in a Box. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thu 8/28, Jimmy Kingsway Band. Fri 8/29, Pat McCurdy. Sat 8/30, Seventh Heaven, Smak. Sun 8/31, 8 PM, Dave Uhrich, No Love Lost, Diamond Rexx, Lyden Moon, Twisting Roses perform at FTF Fest IV, with Pete Berwick, Uncle Kurt & friends, Paul Allodi in the small room. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/22, Opal Candy, Pimps, Exo, Promenade. Sat 8/23, Ulu, P-1, Stone Samadhi. Sundays, Sumo, Bubblemath. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club music showcase hosted by Karla, Rosedales. Tue 8/26, Tommy Gun, Pave the Sun, Coretechs Three. Wed 8/27, Pulse, Daddy Green Jeans, Marty Wylder. Thu 8/28, Psycho Ex-Lover, Luster, Three Quarters Blue. Fri 8/29, Segway, Lindsie Reitz Band, Marigold Engine. Sat 8/30, Bumpus, Buddha's Belly. Sun 8/31, Astra Kelly, Zox. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission (see Spot Check), Geese, Architecture. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Abilene, Eternals, Blackbird. Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Deerhoof (see Critic's Choice), No Doctors, Neon Hunk, Joseph Hammer Trio. Mon 8/25, 10 PM, English Softhearts, XXOs, Purplene (no cover). Thu 8/28, 9:30 PM, Karl Meier, Altair Four, Los Gatos Diablos. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Mr. Len, Diverse. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Just a Fire, Tight Phantomz, Monarques. Sun 8/31, 9:30 PM, DJ Unknown, Flaming Fire, Misty Martinez. 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 8/22, 7 PM, Kix. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/22 and Wed 8/27, Rasta Kelly. Sat 8/23 and Sun 8/31, Dub Dis. Sun 8/24 and Fri 8/29, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Thu 8/28 and Sat 8/30, Hydro. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/22, DJ Marcus. Sat 8/23, Gareth Woods. Fri 8/29, Elevation (U2 tribute) (no cover). Sat 8/30, Michael Heaton Band. 312-836-0066.

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 8/22, Hat Guys. Sat 8/23, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 8/29, Deire. Sat 8/30, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/22, Fat Cat. Sat 8/30, Day Tripper. 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 8/22, 6 PM, 14 or Fight, Malefaction (see Spot Check), Fuck the Facts; 10 PM, World Inferno Friendship Society. Sat 8/23, 3 PM, A18, Plan of Attack, Wings of Scarlet; 8 PM, Jealous Sound (see Spot Check), Silent Treatment. Sun 8/24, 6 PM, Secret Unknown, Envisions So Red, Down in Front. Thu 8/28, 8 PM, USA Is a Monster, Burn Disco Burn. Fri 8/29, 6 PM, Starstruck, Jinxpack, Split Habit, Last Annual; 10 PM, Service Anxiety, Coughs. Sat 8/30, 6 PM, Pansy Division, Troubled Hubble, Detholz, Scissors; 10 PM, Dalek, Destructo Swarmbotz. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, New Constitution. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Sonny Landreth, Blazers. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Caitlin Cary. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Those Darn Accordions. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Iguanas. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 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. Sat 8/23, Cleavers. Fri 8/29, Dinner With Strangers. Sat 8/30, Lix, Pheremone, Fixate. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Bottle of Justus, King Solomon's Grave. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, David Garza. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/22, Los Feos del Norte. Sat 8/23, Talman Project. Mon 8/25, Bill Purvis & others perform at a benefit for leukemia research and treatment. Wed 8/27, 8 PM, Nancy Connelly, Sonnets, My Fidelity, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons (benefit for the Leukemia Research Foundation). Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 8/29, Douglas Factor. Sat 8/30, Green Gnome Project. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/22, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sat 8/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/24 and Sun 8/31, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Mon 8/25, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 8/26, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 8/27, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/28, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/29, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/30, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 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 8/22, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Thu 8/28 and Fri 8/29, 9 PM, and Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. Mon 8/25 and Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Desiree Irwin. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Bob Moreen. 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 8/22, 10 PM, Taniq. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Cover Girls. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Groovepushers, Oil Treatment. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Nitrous Foxide. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 8/30, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Family Style. 773-395-0066.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Starcandy. 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 8/22, 9 PM, Dick Prall, Redline, Lunar Breakdown. Sat 8/23, T.W. Walsh & Paperback, Mark Mallman. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Stories for Boys, Joanie Loves Trotsky, Minus One, Grinner. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Peels, Groovatron, John Wasem. Fri 8/29, Earatik Statik, Small Change, Endangered Species. Sat 8/30, Riviera, Matt Russell, Atomic Crash. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Sheela Na Gig. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Regina Rodriguez. 773-465-8005.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/22, Underwater People. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/22, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Danny Black (in the front room; no cover); 10 PM, Matt Fields. Mon 8/25, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj. Wed 8/27, 8:30 PM, DJ Mr. Rudy Day, DJ Treetop Lover (short films will be shown). Thu 8/28, 8 PM, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon, Cantina, Brian Kenney-Fresno. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 8/23, Abstract Giants, Organic Mind Unit. Fri 8/29, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), Running Still, Jimmy Atto. Sat 8/30, Basement What, Twisted Jazz. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Hermit hosts the hip-hop showcase "Strange Brew." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/22, 6:30 PM, Mac McAnally, G.B. Leighton; midnight, Enrique Bunbury (18 & over). Sat 8/23, 9 PM, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (members of Circle Theatre open). Sun 8/24 and Mon 8/25, 9 PM, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys (see Spot Check; sold out). Tue 8/26 and Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Billy Idol (8/26 sold out). Fri 8/29, 9 PM, David Lee Roth. Sat 8/30, 6:30 PM, Reggie & the Full Effect, Midtown, My Chemical Romance, Moneen (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns, Gayle Ritt. Thu 8/28, 6 PM, Josh Kelley (no cover). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/23, Three Minute Mile. Fri 8/29, Turnstyles. Sat 8/30, Family of Souls. 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 8/24, 9:30 PM, Anthony Salazar. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters; performers receive a free drink. 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 8/22, 10 PM, Epic, Leonard Brothers, X-Side. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Members Only. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, Insomnia. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Trash 80s. 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.

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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/22, Freaky Deaky, Dirty Switch. Sat 8/23, Deuce, Barajas. Mondays, Playback. Thursdays, Musical Outfits. Fri 8/29, Exaggeration, Blue Shield. Sat 8/30, Black Velvet Band. 773-525-2422.

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 8/22, 10 PM, Manaconda, Dead City Rejects, M.O.T.O., Deals Gone Bad. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Milkplow, People Will Blink. Sun 8/24 and Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Pocket (no cover). Tue 8/26, 8:15 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Kick the Cat, Steve Million Trio. Thu 8/28, 9:30 PM, Hopah. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Worst, Manhandlers, Leghounds, Crusterz. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Pudder Project, Sober Dozi, Mer. 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 8/22 and Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Braam, Half Mad Poet, Yesmen. Wed 8/27, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Arks, Hum Machine. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Major's Junction, Goods. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Jimmy Deluxe, Cordy, Dick Prall. 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 8/22 and 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). Tue 8/26, 8 PM, Psychodrama, Slum Village, Pharris Thomas (18 & over). Thu 8/28, 6:30 PM, Short Arm Trick, First Class, Myopia (all-ages). Fri 8/29, 6:30 PM, Evil Beaver, Monkey Paw, Elvi (all-ages). Sat 8/30, 6:30 PM, Nuisance, Brain Chiggers, Dysception, Disonic (all-ages). Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Dan Darrah, Seven Day Run, Javier Mendoza, Dave Tamkin & the PPC (18 & over). 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. Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Phil Calkins. 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.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/22, Glam Dan & the Fancy Lad, Arthur Bludgeon & the Retrosexuals, Vaus & Twins. Sat 8/23, Big Bang Music Theory, Coretechs Three, Funk Lubricator. Wed 8/27, Professor Cantaloupe, Joseph Hammer, Pod Blotz, Insect Deli. Thu 8/28, Uphill Ski Team. Fri 8/29, Tusk, Dakota/Dakota, Hook, HeWhoCorrupts. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Lovelies, Roscoe Plush, Wonderful Smith. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Fidgits, Kevin Lee, Sharks, Troy. Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Goiter, Pegasvs (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Swizzle Tree, Gold So Red, Rockets Over Sweden. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Urban Twang, Thomas Pace. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. 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 8/23, 10 PM, Weathered (Creed tribute), Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Lost Dog. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/28, 8 PM, Phlip Out performs 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 8/22, 10:30 PM, Rockit Girl, Blue Nova, Bitch Be Cool. Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Flutter, Flashbulb, Whimsical, Kudante. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One, John Swift, Clash Titan. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 8/27, 10:30 PM, Cased, Walk Through Walls, Cruel & Unusual, Daily Bridge Club. Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Chris Shaffer Band, Willamena, Blue Shade Witness. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, James Barron Band with Phil Circle, Narciso Lobo, Whiskey Bob Taylor, Jack Salamander, Guilty, Moonshine Sway. Sun 8/31, 11 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft., Future Rock, Dirty MF, DJ Cappo. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: 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). Wed 8/27, 9:30 PM, Joe Blazer (in the beer garden). Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Spindle, Vertical Method, Scar, Agent Zero (all-ages). Sat 8/30, 5 PM, 3/4 Sex Bolt, Tenshun, Fallen Autumn (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute), Who Did Bender, Somewhere In Between (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 8/22, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/23, Catfight, Kimi Hayes Band. Sun 8/24, 3 PM, and Thu 8/28, Maggie Speaks. Fri 8/29, 24 Elsinor. Sat 8/30, 4-Cast, Covergurl. Sun 8/31, 3 PM, Sweet Janes. 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 8/22, Goldstars. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/22, American Draft, Wonderloaf. Sat 8/23, Cocktail Preachers, Volcanoes, Exotica. Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Banana Sac (benefit for the magazine Trading Punches With Grandma). Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 8/27, Vini & the Demons. Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Gold "D," De Mi, Sadie Woods, Madrid, Sekuru, Rashid Hadee. Sat 8/30, Son of Dad. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 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 8/22, Soul Circus. Sat 8/23, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Fri 8/29, Rhythm City. Sat 8/30, Joe Moss Band. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/23, Welcome to Ashley. Sun 8/24, 11 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Fri 8/29, Polkaholics. 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 8/28, Raw Dawg. 773-645-5200.

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

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22, Smackdown, Smells Like Cobain (Nirvana tribute). Sat 8/23, Unraveled, Twenty Spot. Fri 8/29, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). Sat 8/30, Ruff House, Khaos Theory. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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, A Thousand Times Yes, Hanalei (18 & over). Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Mofro, Ruben Waters Loves You. Wed 8/27, 8 PM, Samla Mammas Mana; 10:30 PM, We Ragazzi, Viza-Noir, Ponys perform at the Chicago Underground Film Festival's opening party. Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Head of Femur (see Post No Bills), Joan of Arc. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, David Garza, Clearly & the Mainstream. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Silos, Nadine, Fetch. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Georgia Avenue & Mike Errico, PJ Loughran (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

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

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Sat 8/30, 11 PM, Evenskies, Tongue 'n' Groove. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Steve Starlight. 847-991-2150.

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

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 8/22, Floorbirds, Katie Todd Band, Lunch. Sat 8/23, Filament, Quiver Lip, Sleepers. Sun 8/24, the Lust, Fear & Trembling, American Cosmonaut. Mon 8/25, Half Stachon, the Niche. Tue 8/26, Rexford, Undecided, Artek, Norm Rockwell, Verb, D Double. Wed 8/27, Watchers, Ben Klebbeah, January T. Miller Band. Fri 8/29, MEA, Cooler Kids, DJ Greg Haus. Sat 8/30, 10:30 PM, Baseball Furies, CPC Gangbang, Functional Blackouts, Holy Ghosts. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/22, Tigers, EBS. 773-862-3616.

TIN LIZZY 2483 N. Clark: Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Band Called Pharisee. 773-549-1132.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 8/28, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

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 8/22, 8 PM, Jeanne Arrigo, Erich Specht, FM Smith. Sat 8/23, 7 PM, Indispensables, Dave Sills, Dave Ramont, Tina Angotti. Sun 8/24, 7 PM, Darryl Purpose, Seth Horan. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 8/26, 8 PM, Rose Polenzani. Wed 8/27, 8 PM, Brad Peterson. Thu 8/28, 8 PM, L.J. Booth. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Larry O. Dean, Howie Kantoff, Jennifer Boeder. Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Epicycle, Starina. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Chrys Mitchell, Julie Frost, Dan Israel. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/22, Dan & Juan. Sat 8/23, Mike Woodward, Jocelyn Baker, 53 Minutes, Jagtown. Sundays, open turntables. 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 8/22, Rubber, Broken Vegas. Sat 8/23, Fabulous Janes, Lazy Maybes. Fri 8/29, Seventh Heaven, Julie Sparks Band. Sat 8/30, Horizontal Motion, Raw Materials. 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 8/22, Custom Cats. Fri 8/29, Bed Bugs. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/22, Dub Dis. Sat 8/23, Zeleke, Dansika. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 8/25, Cap One, Trump Tight. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 8/28, Aswah Greggori. Fri 8/29, Gizzae. Sat 8/30, New Flavor, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22, 10 PM, Deans, Tug & Maul. Sat 8/23, Strain Busy Sky, First Name Basis, Dazy Head Mazy. Sun 8/24 and Sun 8/31, 7 PM, True Pilsner (no cover). Sun 8/24, 9 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Johnny Nobody. Mon 8/25, Heavy Mental. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/27, the Effect, Village Idiots. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 8/29, Blue Lit Souls, Smokestack, Huxter. Sat 8/30, 56 Hope Road, Citivas. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Vesica Pisces, Suckerpush, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. 773-929-1300.

Dance

JUSTIN LONG, CONOR K, JASON MICHAEL 18 & over. Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Thursdays, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. 847-397-3100.

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 8/23, Steve "Miggity" Maestro. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin, Nate Ballard spin techno (no cover), Justin Reed. Wed 8/27, Shy FX, Glyde, Flipside, Poolside, Carbide, Kid Entropy, Chris Gin. Thu 8/28, Angelist. 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. 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. Sun 8/31, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Nonstop, DJ Stixx, Tim Buck 2, D Double, DJ Pierre. 312-266-1200.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/29, Chris Gin, Andre Solaris, 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 (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sat 8/23, Karl Almaria, Marshall, Michael Lacey, Mike Rosey, Tripple J spin underground house. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, 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: Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. 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 Judon & the Femme Fatale, DJ AM/PM. 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 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 8/30, 11:30 PM, Alex Peace, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/28, DJ Mig spins house. 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. Saturdays, DJ Striz spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover), DJ Verb. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/29, 11 PM, DJ HYPE, Andy C, MC GQ, Opus, Poolside (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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. Fri 8/29, 11 PM, Chin Chin. Sat 8/30, 11 PM, DJ AM/PM. 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.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

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. Last Wednesday of every month, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/22, Derrick May, Matt Martin. Sat 8/23, Miles Maeda, DJ Silver. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Thu 8/28, DJ International Playboy Zen, Bostich. Fri 8/29, H Foundation, Brad Owen. Sat 8/30, Ralph Lawson, Mazi. Sun 8/31, John Acquaviva. 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. Last Friday of every month, Bear Who?, DJ Lego, Julio Bishop. 312-223-9232.

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. Thu 8/28, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, 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. Sat 8/23, Felix da Housecat, Mazi. Fri 8/29, Pier Novikov, DJ Tobias. Sat 8/30, Armin Van Burren, Seneca. Sun 8/31, Lee Burridge, Mazi, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol, Ryan Bedlam spins at "Hard Labor" with Bozo Porno Circus, Narcisse Designs & others. 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, Boolu Master spins hip-hop, salsa, and reggae. 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, Orion Too with Caitlin, Rachel Starr. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

NAOMI ASHLEY & COUNTY FAIR Free concert. Fri 8/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JEFF KUST Free in-store performance. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DAYNA MALOW Free concert. Wed 8/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

RHYS' PIECES perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Mon 8/25, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

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

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 8/24, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth. Sun 8/31, Cooper, Nelson & Early. 847-424-9800.

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

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 708-449-8900.

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 8/25, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Thu 8/28, 9 PM, Broken Grass. 847-836-8820.

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.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 8/26, 9 PM, Great Crusades, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/22, Southside Denny. Sat 8/30, Tom Dundee. 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 and Mon 8/25, 9 PM, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys (see Spot Check; sold out). 312-923-2000.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22, Chicago Rovers. Sat 8/23, Three Men in Kilts. Mon 8/25, 8 PM, Ploughboys. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Fri 8/29, Donnybrook. Sat 8/30, Fairplay. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/25, 9 PM, John Daly & Dennis Cahill (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 8/23, 10 PM, Azure Bloom. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session. Sun 8/31, 10 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 8/27, 8:30 PM, Larry O. Dean hosts "Folk You!" with Ripley Caine, Peter Demuth, Tommy Zender. 847-869-0450.

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 8/28, JT & the Clouds. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 8/25, 8 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Honky Tonk Angels Ensemble of the Old Town School of Folk Music, Kat Parsons (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SUNDANCE SALOON 2061 W. Maple, Mundelein: Music after 8 PM. Sat 8/30, Jeff Bates. 847-949-0858.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 8/22, Eric & Beth Carlson. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, open mike. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

MAGGIE BROWN Sun 8/24, 2 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

CHICAGO BLUES MUSEUM ALL STARS Fri 8/29, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JOAN COLLASO, CHAVANDUKA, SUE CONWAY, DEBORAH ROSS, LINDELL JONES, REVA HUMPHRIES Sun 8/24, 6 PM, Wyatt Family & Community Banquet Hall, 8950 S. Stony Island. 708-862-1528.

DOG BONE Free concert. Thu 8/28, 6:30 PM, Seward Park, 375 W. Elm. 312-742-7895.

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.

B.B. KING, JEFF BECK, GALACTIC Tue 8/26, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

BONNIE LEE Wed 8/27, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

SMOKIE NORFUL Wed 8/27, 7 PM, Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 1309 Madison, Maywood. 708-344-0704.

LOU PRIDE Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago. 847-689-1600.

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

GLORIA SHANNON Mon 8/25, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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 See Fairs & Festivals for full listing. 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.

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 8/22 and Fri 8/29, 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, 8:30 PM, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Cummings. Sat 8/23, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Fri 8/29, Rockin' Johnny. 847-381-8585.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/22, Charlie Love. Sat 8/23, E.C. Scott. Tue 8/26, Katherine Davis hosts a jam session. Wed 8/27, Rob Stone. Thu 8/28, Pistol Pete. Fri 8/29, Bill Perry. Sat 8/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/26, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/26, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. 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 8/22, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/23, Chico Banks. Sun 8/24, 4 PM, Lurrie Bell; 9:30 PM, Rob Stone & Katherine Davis. Mon 8/25, Bonnie Lee. Tue 8/26, Linsey Alexander. Wed 8/27, Mike Wheeler. Thu 8/28, Phil Guy. Fri 8/29, Chicago's Most Wanted with Carl Weathersby. Sat 8/30, Michael Coleman. Sun 8/31, Nellie Travis. 773-528-1012.

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

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield: Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Easy Baby. 708-485-9900.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oakbrook: Fri 8/22, 7 PM, Brother John. 630-574-2155.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 8/22, 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. Mon 8/25, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 8/26, Lurrie Bell. Wed 8/27, Phil Guy performs as part of the Jazz Club Tour. Thu 8/28, Dion Payton. Fri 8/29, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Popa Chubby, Michael Coleman. Sat 8/30, 6 PM, Joel Paterson; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sun 8/31, Carlos Johnson. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/22, Dave Hole. Sat 8/23, Bryan Lee. Fri 8/29, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 8/30, Popa Chubby. 630-513-0074.

DEW DROP INN 4316 W. 16th: Wed 8/27, 8:30 PM, L.T. McGee. 773-277-0629.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/23, Madman Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 8/29, Ed Durlin. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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 8/23, 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/29, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/23, Quintus McCormick. Tue 8/26, Carl Davis Band. Thursdays, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/30, Pistol Pete. 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 8/22, 10 PM, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Tue 8/26 and Wed 8/27, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 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 8/22 and Sat 8/23, John Primer. 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 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Chris Beard. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Thursdays, 8 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-865-5583.

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.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band (see Critic's Choice). 708-335-1271.

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 Louis, Lil' Johnny Johnson, DR Express Band. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Old Time Reunion with Artie "Blues Boy" White, Ruby Andrews, JoJo Murray, Howard Scott, Miss Jessie, Nellie Travis, Sidney Joe Quralls & others. 773-445-2020.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Wed 8/27, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/23, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 8/30, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 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. Thursdays, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-243-3700.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat 8/30, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 8/27, Jim Anderson. 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 8/22, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Sat 8/23, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 8/24, Sammy Fender hosts the jam. Fri 8/29, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 8/30, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, and Fri 8/22, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 8/23, the Tony Mangiullo Show with Sam Goode, Bob "La Bamba" Lopez, Rob Blaine. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/29, Steve Guyger, Piano Willie, Sam Lay, Billy Flynn, Ted Harvey (tribute to Jimmy Rogers). Sat 8/30, Madison Slim, Piano Willie, Sam Lay, Billy Flynn, Ted Harvey, Bob Stroger (tribute to Jimmy Rogers). 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 8/26, Greg Rockingham. Thu 8/28, Wailin' Walter. Sun 8/31, Don Oxford. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/22, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 8/23, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/30, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 8/23, Billy Flynn Band. 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

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Fri 8/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVID BOYKIN, JEROME BRYERTON, LEROY BACH perform as part of Chance Dance. Wed 8/27, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

BRIAN CULBERTSON, NORMAN BROWN, CHRIS BOTTI Fri 8/29, 5 and 9 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DETOUR with Phil Seed. Thu 8/28, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

KURT ELLING, ANDY BEY See Critic's Choice. Sat 8/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

EDDIE HARRISON TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AN IMAGE OF MAN: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM RUSSO with Guillermo Gregorio, Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet. Thu 8/28, 5 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAZZ BRUNCH with Frank Chase, Jodie Christian, Larry Gray, Robert Shy, Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Kalaparush McIntyre, Jeff Parker, Isaiah Spencer, Malachi Thompson. Sun 8/31, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET Fri 8/29, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

BRANFORD MARSALIS Benefit for the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Thu 8/28, 5:30 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-427-1676.

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET, JAZZ MESSENGER ALUMNI ALL-STARS with Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Watson, Branford Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Peter Washington, and Winard Harper perform at a tribute to Art Blakey. Thu 8/28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-427-1676.

REGGIE NICHOLSON CONCEPT, ELLEN CHRISTI Early show all-ages. Thu 8/28, 8 and 9:30 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800.

JOHN NIEMAC ALL-STARS Free concert. Fri 8/29, 6:30 PM, Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster. 312-742-7628.

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.

JEFF PARKER & SCOTT FIELDS Free concert. Tue 8/26, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

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.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Tue 8/26, 6:30 PM, South Lakeview Park, 1300 W. Wolfram. 312-742-7785.

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

JASON STEIN Free concert. Mon 8/25, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

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

PAUL TAYLOR with Cassandra Reed. Thu 8/28, 6:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE with Rita Duarte, Two for Brazil, and Howard Levy perform on a cruise ship. Sun 8/31, 10:30 PM, aboard the Windy, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

WEST END JAZZ BAND & organist Dennis Scott perform at a screening of the film Diary of a Lost Girl. Fri 8/22, 8 PM, Gateway Theatre, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-205-7372.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE ALTERNATIVES BIG BAND WITH JACKIE ALLEN performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Mike & Stephanie Kusibab at 6 PM. Fri 8/29, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHRIS WINTERS, PAULINHO GARCIA, ERIC NODEN, DAVE ONDERDONK perform as part of the Chicago Jazz Club Tour. Wed 8/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/22, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, Grana Louise Quintet. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays 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 8/29, noon, Kim Cusak & Bob Neighbor. Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 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 8/31, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Jasper Stone. Sun 8/24 through Fri 8/29 and Sun 8/31, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oakbrook: Sat 8/23, 8 PM, John Bany Trio. 630-574-2155.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Sat 8/23, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. Tue 8/26, Qwade. Fri 8/29, Two-Horn Band. 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 8/23, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 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. Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 8/31, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/22, Dave Simone. Saturdays, Ed Coward. Thursdays, Bob Davis. Fri 8/29, 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.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. 312-697-0975.

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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Wed 8/27, 7 PM, Ray Silkman performs as part of the Jazz Club Tour. 312-341-9787.

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 8/26, 9:30 PM, Josh Berman Group. Wed 8/27, 9:30 PM, Respect Sextet. 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: Wed 8/27, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Erenberg 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 8/25, John Roothaan Quartet, Blue Line Quintet. 773-489-5471.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). Sat 8/30, 5 PM, Dave Flippo. 847-928-9900.

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, What's Going On. Thu 8/28, 8 PM, open mike. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/22 and Sat 8/23, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Hiromi (see Critic's Choice). Sun 8/24, 8 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra performs as part of the Jazz Club Tour. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Suenos. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/23, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/24, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Kathy Kelly/Zach Brock/Dave Onderdonk/Dan DeLorenzo/Ryan Bennett, Charles D. Bayne/Dan Nicholson/Steve Alford/Nate Wolcott/Andy Baker/Matt Thompson/Gerald Dowd. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet, George Fludas Organ Quartet perform as part of the Jazz Club Tour. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/29, 9 PM, and Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Brad Goode/Curtis Fuller Quintet. Sun 8/31, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 8/27, 7 PM, Tim Daisy Trio, Damon Short Quartet perform as part of the Jazz Club Tour. Thu 8/28, 1 PM, Roscoe Mitchell Big Band (open rehearsal; all-ages; no cover); 9:30 PM, Reggie Nicholson Concept, Ellen Christi. Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Bembeya Jazz, 8 Bold Souls. Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana. Sun 8/31, 9:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band, Kirk Brown Trio. 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 8/24, Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack with Jeb Bishop, Aram Shelton Quartet. 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 8/22 through Sun 8/24, James Moody. Tue 8/26 through Sun 8/31, Ira Sullivan & Bunky Green host the "Afterfest Sessions" with Stu Katz, Larry Gray, Robert Shy, Bobby Watson, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Steve Nelson, Chris Potter, Winard Harper, Antonio Hart & others (no 4 PM show on Sun 8/31). 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 8/22, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 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). Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet with Brian O'Hern. 773-348-7592.

LANGE'S LOUNGE 3500 N. Southport: Sat 8/30, 8:30 PM, Sparrow, Joanie Pallatto (no cover). 773-281-8510.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 8/27, 9 PM, Kick the Cat, Steve Million Trio. 773-871-3757.

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: Fri 8/22, 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jazz Jam Adventure with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. 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 8/26, 6:30 PM, Dylan Schwartz & Bill MacKay, Nick Broste Group. 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. 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 8/22 and Sat 8/23, Fareed Haque Quartet with Elizabeth Conant. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 8/29, Ari Brown Quartet. Sat 8/30, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 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. Sat 8/23, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Mon 8/25, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Fri 8/29, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sat 8/30, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. 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: 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). Wed 8/27, Joe Hurt Trio, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Wed 8/27, Flippo & De Santo. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/22, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. Wed 8/27, Hot Water. 773-276-9730.

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

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. Fri 8/29, 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.

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. Thu 8/28, Matana Roberts, Ted Sirota Group. 773-862-3616.

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

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

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. 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 8/22, Hylozoa with Jeff Parker. Sat 8/23, Ed Wilkerson Jr. with Tatsu Aoki & Michael Zerang. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wed 8/27, Doug Rosenberg Quintet. Thu 8/28, Andrew Lamb, Harrison Bankhead, Warren Smith. Fri 8/29, Reggie Nicholson, Orbert Davis, Steve Berry, Tracy Kirk, Aaron Dodd. Sat 8/30 and Sun 8/31, Kidd Jordan, Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Hamid Drake. 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.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 8/29, 7 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

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

BEMBEYA JAZZ performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Manny Lopez-Marquez at 6 PM. Thu 8/28, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHICAGO SALSA ALL-STARS Thu 8/28, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-7827.

CONJUNTO PRIMAVERA, LOS RIELEROS DEL NORTE Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

EL AMAL performs North African music; a Middle Eastern music ensemble also performs. Sat 8/30, 8:30 PM, NBahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-878-2575.

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Sat 8/23, 7 PM, Center for Inner City Studies Auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. 773-874-8549 or 773-768-6773.

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.

ORLANDO VALLE Y OTRA VISION perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Lisa la Boriqua at 6 PM. Sat 8/30, 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/22, 9 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Sat 8/23, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa (no cover); 10:30 PM, Luisito Carrion. Sun 8/24, 8 PM, "Junkanoo Delight" (Bahamian/Caribbean music showcase). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 8/28, 9 PM, La Mosca (18 & over). 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

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.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 8/27, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

SAORI CHIBA piano, in a free solo recital (Barber, Chopin, Debussy & others). Sun 8/31, 7 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

DAVID DANIELS countertenor, with guitarist Craig Ogden. Tue 8/26, 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.

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

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

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

TOMOMI MATSUMURA soprano, sings at a benefit for the Dear Lisa charity organization. Thu 8/28, 5-8 PM, New Leaf, 1818 N. Wells. 847-650-6666.

MICHELLE MCGOVERN & MELODY LORD flute & piano, in a free concert. Mon 8/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

NACHTIGALL vocal ensemble with pianist Richard Boldrey in a free program of 19th-century music. Thu 8/28, 8 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

NORWEGIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leif Ove Andsnes, conductor & piano (Rameau, Haydn, Mozart). Mon 8/25, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

PINOTAGE in a free concert (Debussy, Axelrod). Tue 8/26, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: 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.

FREDERICK REDD & CELESTE RUE baritone & piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Handel, Brahms, Bizet, Turrin, Verdi, Mozart). Free admission. Wed 8/27, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR piano, performs Messiaen's Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jesus. Wed 8/27, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano (Debussy, Mozart, Scriabin, Chopin, Schumann). Sat 8/23, 7 PM, St. James Church, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-6254.

Fairs & Festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 51st & Cottage Grove: Fri 8/29, noon, Spirits; 3:45 PM, Lizz Wright; 4:45 PM, Donnie; 6:15 PM, Roy Hargrove's RH Factor; 8:15 PM, Kindred. Sat 8/30, 2 PM, Detour; 3:30 PM, Pharoah Sanders & Musa Suso; 5:30 PM, Khalidah's North African Experience; 6:30 PM, Dazz Band, Bar Kays, Con Funk Shun, Lenny Williams, Club Nouveau. Sun 8/31, 4:30 PM, Vinx with Les Nubians; 6:15 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble; 8 PM, Chaka Khan; midnight, Spirits. 773-955-2787.

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.

FOSTER PARK COMMUNITY COUNCIL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Foster Park, 1140 W. 84th: Sat 8/23, 4 PM, New Faith Memorial Baptist Church Voices; 5 PM, Intense-City; 6 PM, Spirit Choir. 773-238-6600.

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CLUB TOUR features evening performances at various venues. See Critic's Choice. Wed 8/27, Andy's, 11 E. Hubbard: 5 PM, John Brumbach Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Backroom, 1007 N. Rush: 9 PM, Bobby Lewis. Buddy Guy's Legends, 754 S. Wabash: 9:30 PM, Phil Guy. Club Alphonse, 1351 S. Michigan: 8 PM, act unavailable at press time. Cotton Club & All That Jazz, 1710 S. Michigan: 9 PM, Ray Silkman. Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway: 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet, George Fludas Organ Quartet. Green Dolphin Street, 2200 N. Ashland: 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo: 7 PM, Tim Daisy Trio, Damon Short Quartet. Jazz Showcase, 59 W. Grand: 8 and 10 PM, Ira Sullivan. Joe's Be-Bop Cafe & Jazz Emporium, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: 6 PM, Ken Saydak Trio. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln: 7 PM, Chris Winters, Paulinho Garcia, Eric Noden, Dave Onderdonk. Pops for Champagne, 2934 N. Sheffield: 8:30 PM, Joe Hurt Trio, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Velvet Lounge, 21281/2 S. Indiana: 9:30 PM, Doug Rosenberg Quintet. 312-427-1676 or 312-427-3400.

PARTY AT THE PARK Schiller between Damen & Evergreen: Sun 8/24, 3 PM, Paramours; 5 PM, Premium Blend. 773-235-9966.

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.

TASTE OF POLONIA Copernicus Foundation, 5216 W. Lawrence: Sat 8/30, noon, White & Red Band; 2:30 PM, Veselovsky, Pawlikowski & Gorale; 3 PM, Ampol Aires; 5 PM, Rick Saucedo, Mariola Napieralska; 5:15 PM, Wanderband; 5:30 PM, Take Five; 7:30 PM, Waldemar Kocon, DJ Seba, Lech Stawski; 8 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. Sun 8/31, noon, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters, Dozynki; 12:15 PM, Loco Amor; 2:15 PM, Chor Fryderyka Chopina; 2:30 PM, Dixie Kings; 2:45 PM, Swing Billy; 3 PM, Weselisko; 5 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 5:30 PM, Zatolka & Gorale; 7:30 PM, Lech Stawski, Freeze Dried. 773-777-8898.

UKRAINIAN FEST Smith Park, 2500 W. Grand: Sat 8/23, 2:15 PM, Dzherelo; 2:45 PM, Bohema; 3:15 PM, Zhayvir; 3:30 PM, Ivanka & Kvitoslava Modrycky; 4 PM, Ocrii; 4:30 PM, Ostap Zorich; 5 PM, Ukrainian Village Jazz Orchestra; 5:45 PM, Ihor Bohdan; 6:45 PM, Volodymyr Duda; 7 PM, Lvivyani; 7:45 PM, Efira; 8:20 PM, Mriya; 9 PM, Chicago-area Ukrainian singers & musicians. Sun 8/24, 1:30 PM, Zhayvir, Vinok & others; 2:30 PM, Yuri Klok; 3 PM, Bohema; 3:30 PM, Ostap Zorich; 4:15 PM, Ivanka & Kvitoslava Modrycky; 4:30 PM, Zhayvir; 5:15 PM, Ukrainian Village Jazz Orchestra; 6 PM, Ihor Bohdan; 7:30 PM, Lvivyani; 8 PM, Volodymyr Duda; 8:15 PM, Char Zillya; 8:30 PM, Dzherelo; 9 PM, Efira; 9:15 PM, Mriya; 9:45 PM, Obrii. 773-772-4500.

Miscellaneous

SALADEEN ALAMIN gives mambo dance lessons at Chicago SummerDance for Kids; free admission. Sat 8/30, 4 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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.

SPECIAL MUSIC BY SPECIAL PEOPLE, HOUSE OF SONG, MR. JOE, IDDY BIDDY BAND Free children's concert. Tue 8/26, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 8/22, Set in Motion Dance Company. Tue 8/26, Jazz Festival preview concert. Thu 8/28, Recuerdo Tango Club. 312-346-3278.

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