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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ABBA MANIA Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

BILL ACOSTA Wed 10/15 through Fri 10/17, 2 PM, and Sat 10/18, 6 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0042, ext. 120.

ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, HOOBASTANK, OZOMATLI, DIFFUSER All-ages. Sun 10/12, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

AMERICA Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

BACK TO THE 60s AND 70s Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Triton College Performing Arts Center, 2000 5th, River Grove. 847-458-5551.

BLANCHE BLACKE & SHAKURA ENSEMBLE & others perform at a benefit for Ritual Theatre. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Innergy, 2041 W. Dickens. 773-743-7372.

MICHAEL BOLTON Thu 10/16, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Mon 10/13, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

JIM BRICKMAN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/10, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SHARON CARLSON Free concert. Fri 10/17, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, PATTY GRIFFIN, SHAWN COLVIN, DAR WILLIAMS Mon 10/13, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

CHER Sold out. Sun 10/12 and Mon 10/13, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MAUREEN CHRISTINE with pianist Rich Boban. Sat 10/11, 8-11 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl. 773-779-3355.

ALICE COOPER Wed 10/15, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COSTES, COCK E.S.P., PANICSVILLE, HORNS & HOOF Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

KRISTIN COTTS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

COWBOY JUNKIES Sat 10/11, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

CRYSTAL VISION Free in-store performance. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

HOWIE DAY All-ages; 10/11 with Charlotte Martin; 10/12 with Lizzie West. Sold out. Sat 10/11 and Sun 10/12, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DJ JUNKROC spins at a 10th-anniversary party, with short films by Rooftop Films and Clamor magazine. Fri 10/10, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee. 773-353-3705.

JOHN DUNCAN Sat 10/18, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, GARRISON STARR 18 & over. Sat 10/18 and Sun 10/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA accompanies a screening of Buster Keaton's film The General, with pianist Rick Friend, under the direction of Robert Hanson. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-888-4000. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, and Sun 10/19, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

MIKE GALLAGHER BAND Fri 10/10, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

GOMORRAH LAPSE, JIBBO, A BRAND NEW BRAND OF ENERGY, LOW-BEAM, TOM DAILY & THE VOLUNTEERS, ACADEMY Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Chicago Underground Studio, 1538 W. Chicago. 773-486-7449.

MIKE GORDON, KAKI KING All-ages. Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ESTER HANA Thu 10/16, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music" (Frank Sinatra tribute). Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza. 312-222-1188.

HIP-HOP TO KWAITO: BEATS THAT LINK REBELLION Lecture and discussion followed by performances. Mon 10/13, 7 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-8872.

CORY JAMISON performs "Kenton's Cool School: A Tribute to Anita O'Day, June Christy, and Chris Connor." Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Thu 10/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KILL HANNAH Free in-store performances. Mon 10/13, 11 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777. Tue 10/14, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LISA LISA, T.K.A., CYNTHIA, LIL' SUZY, JUDY TORRES, JOHNNY O All-ages. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MARILYN MANSON Sold out. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MARS VOLTA, SAUL WILLIAMS, VUE 18 & over. Tue 10/14, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT Benefit for Lake County Public Library Foundation. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Radisson Holiday Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st, Merrillville, Indiana. 866-468-3401.

TIM MCGRAW & THE DANCEHALL DOCTORS, MICHELLE BRANCH, LOS HOMBRES CALIENTES, TRENYCE perform at "Teacherpalooza: The World's Biggest Barbecue for the World's Greatest Teachers," which features a talent competition; free admission. Sat 10/18, noon, Hutchinson Field, Grant Park, Columbus & Congress. 800-788-7000.

BUD MELVIN performs at a release party for A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game, which also features readings from the book. Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

MISTY MARTINEZ VS. GEORGE

WASHINGTON, DJ RAY_ROD, MICHAEL HARTMANN WITH ASIMINA ChREMOS perform as part of the "ohm" performance series. Wed 10/15, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JON MUELLER, TODD CARTER Sun 10/19, 8 PM, Swayzee Compound, 2244 W. 23rd Pl. 773-347-1211.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

RANDY NEWMAN See Spot Check; all-ages. Thu 10/16, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ALLEN NICHOLS Free concert. Fri 10/10, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

NILE, CREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH, GOATWHORE All-ages. Sat 10/18, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

1964 THE TRIBUTE (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

PAN GO STEEL BAND Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

PARIS COMBO, KEVIN O'DONNELL & THE NATIONAL QUARTET Sat 10/11, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NEAL POLLACK INVASION performs, followed by a performance by the comedy troupe Schadenfreude. Fri 10/17, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

QUEENSRYCHE, ECHO SEVEN Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

REBECCA F. Free concert. Fri 10/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RELIENT K, ANBERLIN, DON'T LOOK DOWN Fri 10/17, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

REUNION, ANNA STANGE, PRIMERIDIAN, AMOREYS, DYED IN THE WOOL perform as part of the Rolling Thunder Tour, with speakers, workshops, and an open mike. Sun 10/12, 11:30 AM-8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STARTING LINE, HOMEGROWN, ALISTAR, EARLY NOVEMBER, SENSES FAIL All-ages. Sat 10/11, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL STROHMAN, TV POW, NT, ELECTRONICAT, STILLUPPSTEYPA, EFZEG, ANDREAS BERTHLING Sun 10/12, 7:30 PM, and Wed 10/15, 8 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800.

STROKES, KINGS OF LEON Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

EMBER SWIFT Fri 10/10, 9:30 PM, Alumni Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-583-4050.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

A TRIBUTE TO THE RAT PACK Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION with Melissa Adams, David Wilner, Johnny L., Tom Sharpe; free admission. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

VERTICAL HORIZON, WILL HOGE All-ages. Mon 10/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PAUL VEZMER Free in-store performances. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

BOBBY VINTON Sun 10/12, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

GREGORY WHITEHEAD, THE BOOKS, ANNA FRIZ perform at the Third Coast Festival Audio Cabaret. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan & Adams. 312-575-8000.

MARIAMA WHYTE accompanied by pianist Jeremy Kahn; free admission. Tue 10/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KELLER WILLIAMS 18 & over. Fri 10/10, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS, JAYHAWKS 18 & over. Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

YELLOW HOUSE, STEROCEAN, SISTER MARIA, BENTHIC JONES, GENERAL HORSE, MY DELUSION Free concert. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Chicago Underground Studio, 1538 W. Chicago. 773-486-7449.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 10/10, 9 PM, Josh Rouse, Leona Naess, Forty Piece Choir. Sat 10/11, 7 and 11 PM, Kid Koala (see Critic's Choice) presents "Short Attention Span Theater" with DJ P-Love, DJ Jester, Lederhosen Lucil (early show 18 & over). Tue 10/14, 9 PM, Druha Trava. Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (see Critic's Choice), Kingsbury Manx, Catfish Haven (18 & over). Thu 10/16, 7 PM, Enon (see Critic's Choice), Thunderbirds Are Now, Swords Project (18 & over); 11 PM, Enon (see Critic's Choice), Shesus, Sweet Heat. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Handsome Family, Jim White (18 & over); 11 PM, Mofro, Drums & Tuba. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Jim White, Utah Carol. 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, DJ Rozco, Pat B. Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

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

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, DJ Rodney B. 847-717-6759.

BANDOLEROS LOUNGE 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Fri 10/10, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). Wed 10/15, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). 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 at 9 PM. Sat 10/11, National Drag, Redline, Sleepers, Lomax. Sun 10/12, DJ J Moody. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/14, Bruce Williams Orkestra, Elastic. Wed 10/15, Buddyrevelles, Strategy Game, Kittens Are Everywhere. Thu 10/16, Dive, Maxel Toft, Mumbo Jumbo. Fri 10/17, Cooksie, Danger Adventure, Naughty Candy, Descendro Allegro, Plods, Wonderloaf, Los Gatos Diablos, Tweed, Mast-Head perform at "Don't Quit Your Day Job." Sat 10/18, Lotus, Jute, Flutter. Sun 10/19, Boys With Perpetual Nervousness, Beechwood Park. 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Thursdays, 9 PM-midnight, Moods. 312-565-1234, ext. 4999.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/10, Dirty Things, One Last Week. Sat 10/11, Choke Hold, Doule in the Hole, Rich Experience, Ruins of the 20th Century. Thu 10/16, Mokkadi, Joseph. Fri 10/17, Pasted On, Bushoong, Ammi. Sat 10/18, Dino, Future Expression Audio Spears, Putrefaxio Abipoce, Mr. Doyle. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Marna's Trio. Sat 10/11, 7 PM, Wed 10/15, 8:30 PM, and Sat 10/18, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mon 10/13, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tue 10/14, 9:30 PM, Mary Clare Barker. Thu 10/16, 7 PM, Joe Vito & Anthony Rago. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Terry Donlon. Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Frank D'Rone. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Suzanne Petri (tribute to Marlene Dietrich). 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Journey spins, plus hip-hop open mike and freestyle battles. 773-235-9100.

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

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Unsane, Turbo A.C.'s, Oxbow, Gasoline Fight (18 & over). Sat 10/11, 6 PM, Macabre, Infecting the Soul, Insurrection (all-ages). Sun 10/12, 5 PM, Mustard Plug, Big D & the Kids' Table, Melee, Indecisives, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages); 10 PM, Funeral Home Photographers, William Elliott Whitmore, A-Set. Mon 10/13, 8 PM, Viza-Noir, Vexers. Tue 10/14, 8 PM, Watchers, VHS or Beta, Disc Jockey CB (18 & over). Thu 10/16, 8 PM, Box-o-Car, Waxon 7 (18 & over). Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Jedi Mind Tricks, Outerlimitz (18 & over). Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Menthol, New Constitution, Civilized Age. Sun 10/19, 6 PM, UK Subs, Toxic Narcotic, River City Rebels, the Code (all-ages); 10 PM, the Strike, Soviettes. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/10, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Link Quartet. Sat 10/11, Shad. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 10/16, Bourbon Princess. Fri 10/17, the Niche, Arlo Stanfield Band. Sat 10/18, Bockman's Euphio. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Edge Runner, Soul Pollution. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Electric Tribal Funk, Entrinzic, I9D. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays. Fri 10/10, Steve Roth. Sun 10/12, David Bruce hosts an open mike. Fri 10/17, Bobby Rex & Steve Wall. Sun 10/19, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Sat 10/11, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas with Cougar Estrada, Nicholas Tremulis. 312-427-0333.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/12, Kate Callahan, Nicole Borsberry, Ten Mile Drive, Kapsalis Trio. Sun 10/19, Amy Frye & Phoenix 68, Voicebox. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 10/10, Big Sweaty Men. Fri 10/17, Stank. Sat 10/18, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, Mike G., Mike Z., Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/10, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Jumbo's Kill Crane, Viva La Fox, Blue Rage. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Love Dictators, Shame Club, M.O.T.O. Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Supagroup. Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Sabretooth, Slats. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Rotgut, Wanamaker, At First Light, Church Bus. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Violents, Vee Dee, Audreys. 312-922-6392.

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 10/10, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Fri 10/17, 9 PM, the Jay Michaels Show. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. 847-647-8282.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-830-1700.

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

CIAO FOR NOW 32 E. Grand, Fox Lake: Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Group du Jour (no cover). 847-973-8250.

CITE 70th floor, 505 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Fri 10/10, 9 PM, Karma Sutra, Sunny Singh. 312-644-4050.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). 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. Fri 10/10, 8 PM-2 AM, Tommy Rivera spins 50s R&B, doo-wop, and rockabilly. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Third Thursday of every month, DJ Sarah spins indie and classic rock. 773-489-0379.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

CRAVE BAR & FOOD JOYNT 1204 Rand, Arlington Heights: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-259-2602.

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. Fri 10/17, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Magic Rocker. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 10/10, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 10/11, 10:30 PM, Seventh Heaven. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Insomnia, Covergurl. 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 10/10 and Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Sun 10/12, 7 PM, and Mon 10/13 and Wed 10/15 through Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Joan Curto, Tom Michael, MaryMonica Thomas, Dan Stetzel (tribute to Irving Berlin). Fri 10/10 and Fri 10/17, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 10/11 and Sat 10/18, 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Wed 10/15, 1:30 PM, MaryMonica Thomas. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 10/12, DJ Lexi. Mon 10/13, DJ Greg spins punk. Tue 10/14, Mike Cook. Wed 10/15, Scott Cizek spins country & western. Thu 10/16, DJ Gina. Sun 10/19, DJ Robin. 773-472-2771.

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 10/10, 10 PM, Von Bondies, Miss Alex White, Valentinos. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Sunhead King, Lindsie Reitz, Ivory Wire, Mighty Fine Machine. Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Joe Firstman; 10 PM, Brother Lowdown, Kristin Shout & Smoking Kitten. Wed 10/15, 9 PM, School Shooter, Drunk Horse, Bible of the Devil, Piel Plastica. Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Electric Six, Junior Senior (see Critic's Choice), Nice Device, Life During Wartime DJs. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Bettie Serveert, Suki Love. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Synge, Welcome to Ashley, Last of the Showmen. Sun 10/19, 8:30 PM, Longwave, Calla, Joggers. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/10, Jack Straw. Sat 10/11, Modern Day Romeos. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/17, Mr. Myers. Sat 10/18, Insomnia. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and old school (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJs spin reggae (no cover). 708-788-4071.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 10/10, Ernie Hendrickson Band. Sat 10/11, Supermint, Friction. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 10/17, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Sat 10/18, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Punsapaya. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/10, 9 PM, Blown, Pimps, Core Project, Chris Long. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Mic One, Risky Bizness, Dirty Works, Jane, Reap. Sun 10/12, 9 PM, Strive, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 10/14, 9 PM, Get Everett, Donner Surprise Party, 3 Too Far. Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Arch Visceral Parlor, Urn, Rachel's Surrender. Thu 10/16, 10 PM, Second Sound, Raised on Zenith, Maniacal Bill & the Enablers. Fri 10/17, 10:30 PM, Superbig, the Effect, Blue Nova. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Freaky Deaky, Licks, M-Lab, Squai, Seven Harkey. Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Tug & Maul. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Lilys, Stills. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, TRS-80, Dishes, Sterling. Sun 10/12, 9:30 PM, Lucero, Love Scene, Branches. Mon 10/13, 10 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre (see Spot Check), High Strung, Bunnyhug. Thu 10/16, 10 PM, Dressy Bessy, M's, Like Young, Kyle Fischer. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Head of Femur, Pornado, Bronwyn. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, I Am Spoonbender, Broken Spindles, New Black, Call Me Lightning. Sun 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lasse Marhug, Alexander Rishaug, Sir Duperman. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Papa K. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Savoy Brown. Sat 10/18, Band on the Run (Paul McCartney tribute). 847-516-0300.

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, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Sat 10/11, 6 PM, Kevin M. Buck (Jason Becker benefit concert for the ALS Therapy and Development Foundation). Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Slip Mickey. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 10/10, Sun 10/12, and Wed 10/15, Dub Dis. Sat 10/11 and Thu 10/16, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Fri 10/17, Soul Fyah. Sat 10/18, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJ Statikfire spins industrial, techno, goth, and darkwave. 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: Fri 10/10, 9 PM, DJ Marcus. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Sprigs. 312-836-0066.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Scotty Mix spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/10, Exceptions. Sat 10/11, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 10/17, 7 Deez. Sat 10/18, Modern Day Romeos. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/10, Bat. Sat 10/11, Fat Cat. Fri 10/17, Undertoad. Sat 10/18, Burbanks. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Inept, Cross Cut Saw. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Sojourn's Truth. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. 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.

FINN MCCOOL'S IRISH PUB 15 W. Division: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-337-4349.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Scene Creamers, Lonesome Organist, DJ Dignificant Worm, DJ Name Names, DJ Authenticity. Sat 10/11, 9 PM, TV Smith, Midnight Creeps, Dials, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sun 10/12, 6 PM, Riverboat Gamblers, Arrivals, Dead Electric, Lynyrd's Innards; 10 PM, XBXRX, Metaluxx, Coughs, What the Kids Want. Tue 10/14, 7 PM, Rocky Votolato, Bound Stems, Limbeck, Autumn Rhythm (see Spot Check), Goodnight Sweethearts. Wed 10/15, 6 PM, Red Hot Valentines, Form of Rocket, Feable Weiner, Sunday Driver, New Transit Direction. Thu 10/16, 8 PM, .22, Narrator, Nein, Cold Sides. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Appleseed Cast, Mercury Program, Maserati. Sat 10/18, 5 PM, Life at Sea, Lying in States, Monday's Hero; 10 PM, Goldblade, Little Killers, Mistreaters, Dirges. Sun 10/19, 5 PM, Karl Blau, Vrrssnn, Dirty Projectors, Gift Machine; 10 PM, Rope, Gorge Trio, Dark Inside the Sun. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/10, 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 10/11, 9:30 PM, Johnny Reno & the Hustlers. Wed 10/15, 8:30 PM, Fred Eaglesmith, South Austin Jug Band. Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Sidewinders, Neverly Brothers. Fri 10/17, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Drew Scott. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sun 10/19, 2 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight Junior" with Maddie Rose Baird, Maggie Kucera, Danielle Miura, Shayna, Heather Smith, Lindsay Vinarsky; 8 PM, Julian Dawson. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/10, Core. Sat 10/11, David Bruce. Fri 10/17, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 10/18, Son of Dad, Three Quarters Blue. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 10/10, 9:30 PM, Rico. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 10/17, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, World Class Noise. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/10, Scott Parrish, Pot Luck, Fairly Unbalanced, Fred, Ron Starr, Nancy Connelly, Jack Crofoot. Sat 10/11, Chris McCarthy, Specs. Wed 10/15, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 10/17, Dirty Switch. Sat 10/18, Deal With It. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (hip-hop MC battle). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols. Sat 10/11, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 10/12, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jen Porter. Mon 10/13, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 10/15, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 10/16, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 10/19, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 10/12, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 10/13, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. 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 10/17, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Pete Shukoff, Convulsions. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Sat 10/18, 10:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. 773-549-9624.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Arturo. 312-642-7440.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. 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 10/10, Scout, Tilda Tora. Sat 10/11, Anne Harris, Rikky McRae. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Sixth Great Lake, James William Hindle, Devin Davis; 11 PM, Loraxx, Boxcar Satan, Scott Free. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 10/15, 10 PM, Micki Croisant performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/10, 9 PM, Maelee Whitman Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/10 and Fri 10/17, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Trailer Bride. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Cory Hance, Jed Parish; 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Wed 10/15, 8 and 10 PM, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Teen Spirits, Acid Tests. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Quadrophonica; 10 PM, DJ Hunter Husar. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/10, Dazy Head Mazy, Barron James Band. Sat 10/11, Shift by 3, Flossmoor, Stellar Road. Wed 10/15, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly (no cover). Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Amoreys (no cover); 9:30 PM, Northside, Little Sisters of Philadelphia. Sat 10/18, Predictors, Hot Oil Treatment, Mike Shupp. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/14, 9 PM, Organic Mind Unit, Lord 360, Babble, Trio Logic with DJs Spontaneous & Striz. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/10, 11:30 PM, Timo Maas, Loco Dice (18 & over). Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Smokey Robinson. Mon 10/13, 9 PM, Simply Red (see Spot Check), Joss Stone. Tue 10/14, 9 PM, Alice Cooper, Silvertide (18 & over). Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Soulive, Meshell Ndegeocello (18 & over). Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Paul Weller. 312-923-2000.

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

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 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 10/12, 9:30 PM, Lily Schaffer. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Sun 10/19, 9:30 PM, Fire Crotch. 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Fri 10/10, Never the Hero, June's Arrival. Sat 10/11, 17th Floor. Fri 10/17, Kadence. Sat 10/18, Leonard Brothers. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." 773-348-7592.

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 nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, DJ Rhythm. 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: Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Deuce, Grand Machuda. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Trio. Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Three Blind Mice, Dave Miller Group. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Audiotank, Dirth Switch. 773-525-2422.

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

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx, Danny G 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 10/10, 10 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Mashers, Phenoms, Squared Off, Mexican Cheerleader. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Outer Drive, Frankenpony, Fuzzy Substrate. Tue 10/14, 9 PM, It's, the Truth About (no cover). Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Slingerland Ride, Tracking the Sasquatch. Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Mindsight 20/20, 8 Per Second. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Manaconda, Grafton, Forgotten Four, Smear Campaign. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Johnny Bacon & the Beat Daddies, Smittyvision, Crookshanks, Art Raw Pod (benefit for the Thresholds Bridge Program). 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.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

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 10/10, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Millions, Casey Mehan, Organ Wolf. Tue 10/14, 8 PM, Numbers. Wed 10/15, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Chlorine, A Month of Somedays, Three Words to Live By. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Turin Brakes, Matthew Ryan. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Lubriphonic, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/10, 9 PM, Death Cab for Cutie (see Spot Check), Long Winters (18 & over). Sat 10/11, 7 PM, Death Cab for Cutie (see Spot Check), Pinebender (all-ages). Sun 10/12, 9 PM, Rasputina (18 & over). Wed 10/15, 8 PM, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Alexi Murdoch (18 & over). Thu 10/16, 6:30 PM, Rufio, Fallout Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Mae (all-ages). Fri 10/17, 9 PM, Peaches, Electrocute, Magas (18 & over). Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Hieroglyphics, Little Brother (18 & over). Sun 10/19, 5:45 PM, My Chemical Romance, A Static Lullaby, Vaux, Murder by Death, Christiansen (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/11, AXYS. Sat 10/18, Betty Soul. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Matt Scharpf. Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." 708-366-8073.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 10/11, David Bruce. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 10/11, Loose Screws. Fri 10/17, Bluestack. Sat 10/18, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/10, Commas, Illinois Driver, With a Capital O. Wed 10/15, Moonshine Sway, Pugs. Thu 10/16, Chariots, Foxtail, Pal. 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 10/10, 10 PM, Hentchmen (see Spot Check), Afflictions, Ponys. Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Epicycle, Scottish McMillan, Magnaphonic. Sun 10/12, 7:30 PM, Comorevi Butterfly, Bionic Rat, No Doctors (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Darkroom Chemicals, Dan Lipton, Black Bear Combo, Helen Money. Fri 10/17, 9 PM, Millimeters Mercury, Jason Blake Band, Irradio, First Coat. Sat 10/18, midnight, Waz. Sun 10/19, 7:30 PM, Goiter (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Souls Demise, Tension Level Five, Monospit. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Left Living, Government Warning. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Murder Junkies, Torg, Organic, Porn Lab. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 10/16, 8 PM, Will Stenberg, Starless perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Sundays, 7 PM, Gina Gibson. 773-775-7525.

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 10/10, 10 PM, P.W. Long (see Spot Check), Moonshine Sway. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Speedealer (see Spot Check), Bent-Til-Broken, 18-Speed Tranny. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 10/15, 10 PM, Smoke Off Vinyl, Lorenzo Goetz, Freewheelin '56. Thu 10/16, 10 PM, Stinking Lizaveta, Pink Swords, Mojica. Fri 10/17, Anodyne, Rune, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 10/18, Chicago Samba, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sun 10/19, Cheating Kay, John Wilkes Kissing Booth. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Wookiefoot. Sat 10/11, 5 PM, Dog Fashion Disco, Hemp, Just Add Water (all-ages). Tue 10/14, 7 PM, Mushroomhead, Motograter, 40 Below Summer (all-ages). Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Pimpadelic, Fractured, Denied, 16 Oz. (all-ages). Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). Sun 10/19, 5 PM, Wordz, Ryan Officer, O-Dogg, Ace One, 100 Dollaz. 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 STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/17, Voices. 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 10/10, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 10/11, Celestial Static, Blue Shade Witness. Wed 10/15, Kill Hannah (18 & over). Fri 10/17, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers, Upside Groove Coalition. Sat 10/18, Pimps. Sun 10/19, Dark Star Orchestra. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/10, Heavy Matters. Sat 10/11, DJ Looney. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 10/15, Far Rad Tanda, Pillow Talk. Thu 10/16, Math Geeks. Fri 10/17, Red Wigglers. Sat 10/18, Marmalade. Sun 10/19, Michael Colombia. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 10/11, Lovelies, Rockit Girl. Wed 10/15, Dick Prall (10/22 with Cory Hance). Thu 10/16, Jocelyn Baker. Sat 10/18, Saltwater Vampires. 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. Sat 10/11, Libido Funk Circus. Wed 10/15, Jasper Buchanan. Fri 10/17, American English (Beatles tribute). 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/10, Hanalei, Roots of Orchis, Extra Blue Kind, Locals. Sat 10/11, Buzz Specters, Retardeds, Wanamaker. Fri 10/17, Lacona, Cockfight, Grinner. Sat 10/18, Mabel, Blaked, Signoffs, Exo. 773-248-3093.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy.: Sat 10/18, 8:30 PM, Cory Jamison. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/11, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 10/15, Foibles, Heavy Mental. Thu 10/16, Names, Loomis, Sick Day. Sat 10/18, Buried at Sea, School Shooter, Gasoline Fight, Get Some, Whirlybird. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Goldman, Katie Todd. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Mon 10/13, 9 PM, Modoreko. Tue 10/14, 10 PM, Gizzae, Michael Black & Spiritual. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, drum-solo contest. 312-492-6100.

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

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Parados. 312-222-1226.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Neko Case (sold out). Sun 10/12, 8 PM, Innocence Mission, Gaberdine (sold out). Mon 10/13, 9 PM, Ness, Thunderwing, My Secret Service. Tue 10/14 and Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Joe Henry (10/14 with Zincs, 10/15 with David Singer; see Critic's Choice). Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Tunnels, Sarah Pillow Musiche Nuove. Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Ian Moore (18 & over); 10 PM, Young People, Electric Turn to Me. Sat 10/18, 7 and 10 PM, David Lindley & Wally Ingram. Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Ester Drang, Riviera, Decibully (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/11, Arra, Bad Monkey. Fri 10/17, Skid Row, Kreep, Cutlass. 630-257-6383.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 10/12, Jack Straw. Thu 10/16, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Jesse Scinto. 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. 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 10/10, Bizarro, Gaskit, Aberrant. Sat 10/11, Redwalls, Long Winters, Stay All Day. Sun 10/12, Greatest Hits, Raw Thrills. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wed 10/15, King James, DJ Body Blow. Thu 10/16, Neal Pollack Invasion, Ligaments of Cooper. Fri 10/17, Arlo, Sybris, Electric Eel Shock, Tractor Kings. Sat 10/18, Abstract Giants, P-1, Eli Emily. 773-278-6600.

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

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 10/17, 10:30 PM, Lily Schaffer (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Dime Store String Band, Happy Ashtray, Tracy Beck. Sat 10/11, 7 PM, Stephanie Morris, Dorothy Scott, Maelee Whitman, Amy Bruckmeier. Sun 10/12, 7 PM, Matt Wahl, Greg Klyma, Bill Passalacqua. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 10/15, 8 PM, Javier Mendoza, Bourbon Princess. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, James Curley, John Hasbrouk. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/10, Strub. Sat 10/11, Some of the Quiet, Loaded. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. Fri 10/17, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, Goods, Major's Junction. Sat 10/18, Railer, High Blue Star, Emotions, Diablo Syndrome. 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 10/10, Rubber. Sat 10/11, Livin' Large, Jeff Zak & the Other Guys. Fri 10/17, Aunt Janet, Antics. 630-264-2739.

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

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Midwest Blue, Accretion Disc, Radial Bloom, Stealing Yesterday. Sun 10/12, 5 PM, Lost in Blue, Facing Forward, Slitheryn, Inept, Escape From Earth. 630-221-0667.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sundays, and Fri 10/10, Gizzae. Sat 10/11, Aswah Greggori, New Flavor. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 10/16, Roots Rock Society. Fri 10/17, Andrea, Indika, Ras Kelly. Sat 10/18, Soulfyah, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/10, Bump, Family Groove Company. Sat 10/11, Second Sound, Tangerine, Temple of Low Men, Aberrant. Sun 10/12, Mr. Blotto, Zox. Mon 10/13, Stank, Barajas, Mike Shupp. Tue 10/14, Strub. Wed 10/15, Agents of the Sun, Low Chain. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 10/17, KB, Inchworm, Johnny Rocker & the Highrollers, Matt Russell. Sat 10/18, Second Hand Poets, Suckerpush, live karaoke. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Porkchop. 815-356-6000.

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 (until 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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Third Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS spins house, R&B, and hip-hop. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons, Akila, Floppy. Tuesdays, DJ Laura spins new wave and pop. 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house. 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, Just Joey. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin, Nathan Ballard, Twonz. Wed 10/15, Phantom 45, MF Radiata, Regge, Lamebrane. Thursdays, Chris Gin. Fri 10/17, Paul Johnson. 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.

BLU 2247 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Speed. 773-549-5884.

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 Verge 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. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, 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 global grooves (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 Izzi spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/10, Fri 10/17, and Sat 10/18, 8 PM, DJ Teddy (no cover). 773-327-1662.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 9:30 PM. Mon 10/13, Todd Sines, Common Factor, DJ M50, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 10/10, 9 PM, DJ 4BZ, DJ Monna, DJ Ousmane spin downtempo, house, African, and Caribbean music. Sat 10/11, Bear Who?, DJ Sheik. Sun 10/12, 9 PM, DJ Moe, DJ Journey, DJ Emo, Shaun T. spin at a film preview for Northern Lights. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One, DJ Rikshaw. Thursdays, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX spin house. Fri 10/17, Brenda D., Janelle. Sat 10/18, DJ Afrotronic. Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Paramour Electro-Industrial-Darkwave Collective. 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., Dajae, Carla Prather, DJ Inc. 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 (until 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, 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, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (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 (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Thursdays, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. Sat 10/18, DJ Rush, Mike Wade, Madrid, Jay Prasad. 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.

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, DJ Detroit 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, Ras Marcus (Bob Marley tribute night). Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEDYNKA 5610 W. Diversey: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-889-7171.

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 with music after 9 PM. 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: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 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 (until 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 spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover), Gregory Dalphond. 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.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sun 10/19, 11:30 PM, VNV Nation Pastperfect DJs, DJ Scary Lady Sarah (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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.

NARCISEE 710 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sat 10/11, Behrouz. 312-944-4100.

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, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, DJ Panacea. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Abe spins glam, garage, and punk. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Uncle Dan spins metal. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 708-756-0600.

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 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Ryan Norsworthy, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Mixmaster DJs. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 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: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente, Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays (until 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 (until 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.

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

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 10/10, DJ Heather, Todd Omotani. Sat 10/11, Colette, Sista Stroke. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, Laura Shawcago spins punk, rock, and glam metal. Thu 10/16, Quantic, Striz, Justin Reed. Fri 10/17, Dixon, Georg Levin, Nick Nice. Sat 10/18, Justin Long, Natural Rhythm, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Supreme Court spins soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, African, and Brazilian. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Wed 10/15, 10:30 PM, Truby Trio (DJ set). Fri 10/17, 11 PM, Meshell Ndegeocello (DJ set). 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nikole. 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 VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays (until 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. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Eric H., DJ Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Masta, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, Mad Music Lab DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Third Thursday of every month, DJ FLX. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Detroit. 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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 10/16, Seb Fontaine, John Curley, Johnny Chaos, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). Third Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). 773-857-5212.

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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 10/10, Andre Solaris, Mike Z., Bam Bam Buddha, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Nick Rockwell, Julius the Mad Thinker, Frique, Brenda D., Hector Lopez, Al Rodriguez. Sat 10/11, LTJ Bukem, MC Conrad, Makoto, MC Deeizm, TC. Third Friday of every month, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch. Sat 10/18, Scumfrog, Gianni, DJ Jes. 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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Boolu Master spins hip-hop, salsa, and reggae. Saturdays, DJ Omega, Crazy Cut Carlos. 312-832-1717.

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

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 10/10, Gene Farris, J-Dub, Lego. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 10/17, Mark Farina. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, and Sun 10/12, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night, Shawn Edwards, Hollywood Bob. Sat 10/18, Ian Van Dahl (live performance). 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free concert. Fri 10/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO & THE FIVE STRING! Sat 10/18, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLIFF EBERHARDT, DAVID MASSENGILL Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FAIRE WINDS Sun 10/12, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JOHN GORKA, GUY DAVIS Fri 10/17, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FRED HOLSTEIN, LEE MURDOCK Sat 10/11, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LEE MURDOCK Sun 10/12, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

MUSTARD'S RETREAT, REDD Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

PETER NYE Free in-store performance. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3233 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

PHIL PASSEN Sun 10/19, 2 PM, Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish, Algonquin. 847-458-6060, ext. 115.

LARRY RAND, RICK VERAS Sat 10/11, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DARRELL SCOTT, GINNY HAWKER & TRACY SCHWARZ See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONG CIRCLE Tue 10/14, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 312-747-1194. Fri 10/17, 6 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 909 W. Armitage. 312-747-1194.

SUNNYSIDE UP Free concert. Fri 10/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TANGLEFOOT Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 9 AM, song circle. 708-386-6927.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sundays, Alton J. hosts an open jam. Mon 10/13, 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 (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-342-6000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/11, Lonestar State. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music starts at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 10/10, Dalriada. Sat 10/11, Larkin Brothers. Fri 10/17, John Dillon. Sat 10/18, Katie Sullivan. 708-687-9323.

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

CHANGES 260 Cunningham, Park Forest: Fri 10/17, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 708-747-9190.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/10, Anish. Sat 10/11, Tarryers. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 10/17, Mossy Moran. Sat 10/18, Baal Tinne. 773-473-5263.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 10/19, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. 773-878-3343.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/10, Sprigs. Sat 10/11, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin. Fri 10/17, Bluestack. Sat 10/18, Seamus O'Kane. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 10/11, 10 PM, Roger Wallace (in the side bar). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/11, John Hasbrouck. Sat 10/18, Alan Darveaux. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. 847-949-5355.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 10/16, 9:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. 773-227-4433.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/13, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Three and Out. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Big Sky String Band, Jim Photoglo. 847-869-0450.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/10, 10 PM, Robinella & the CC String Band, Mary Karlzen. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 10/10, Alastair Moock. Fri 10/17, Sean Smith. Sat 10/18, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

JOHN HAMMOND, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, OTIS TAYLOR, ERIC BIBB Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

AYANNA HOBSON, SOUL BROTHERS BAND, HANS OLSON, CHRIS HIATT, MEM SHANNON Sun 10/12, 5 and 9 PM (benefit for the National Federation of the Blind), Sean Kaley's, 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont. 630-257-6383.

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.

KEB' MO' Fri 10/10, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES with Howard Levy & Randy Sabien. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

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.

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.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 10/10, Pistol Pete & the Professionals. Sat 10/11, Lurrie Bell, Aron Burton. Sun 10/12, 3:30 PM, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Fri 10/17, Big Bill Morganfield. Sat 10/18, Son Seals. 847-424-9800.

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 773-871-3300.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 10/10, and Sat 10/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/14, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 10/17, and Sat 10/18, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/10 and Sat 10/11, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 10/14, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Charlie Love Band with Karen Carroll. 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 10/10 and Sat 10/11, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 10/12, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mon 10/13, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/14, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 10/15, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 10/16, Jimmy Burns. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Eddy Clearwater. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Sundays, 6 PM, Nuwki Nu. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 10/10, 5:30 PM, Jimmy Burns (no cover); 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 10/11, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover). Sun 10/12, Billy Branch. Mon 10/13, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 10/14, Vino Louden. Wed 10/15, Joanna Connor. Thu 10/16, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Fri 10/17, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Joe Moss, Quintus McCormick. Sat 10/18, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Duke Robillard, Carlos Johnson. Sun 10/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

BUMPER'S BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 10/10, 9:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie. 847-541-2500.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/18, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 10/10, 5:30 PM, Mississippi Heat. Mon 10/13, noon, Harmonica Hinds. Wed 10/15, noon, Johnnie Mae Dunson. Fri 10/17, 5:30 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/10, Too Slim & the Tail Draggers. Sat 10/11, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 10/17, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 10/18, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 630-513-0074.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9 PM. Sat 10/11, Back Alley Blues. Sat 10/18, Joe Kelly Band. 630-325-0780.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Fri 10/10 and Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-367-6168.

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

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fri 10/10, Brother John. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs. 630-416-4898.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/10, 11:30 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Barrelhouse Bonni plays piano. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 10/11, 9:30 PM, the Business. Fri 10/17, 9:30 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 10/11, Slam Allen Band. Tue 10/14, Studebaker John (no cover). Thursdays, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/18, Pistol Pete Band with Joanna Connor. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 10/13, 9:30 PM, Eric Noden. 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 10/10, 9:30 PM, Big G & the Real Deal. Sat 10/11, 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/14, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Wed 10/15, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss. Thu 10/16, 9:30 PM, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. Sun 10/19, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 10/10 and Sat 10/11, Son Seals, Dion Payton, Kid Dynamite, Detroit Junior. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & the Blooze Folks, Dion Payton. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 10/16 through Sat 10/18, Mem Shannon & the Membership (10/17 and 10/18 with Dion Payton, Kid Dynamite). 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. 708-335-1271.

MAIN STREET INN 225 E. Main, Round Lake Park: Thursdays, 8:30 PM-1 AM, Bruce Williams Orkestra hosts an open jam. 847-740-4625.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/10, Roy Thatcher Trio. Wed 10/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-688-8866.

NEW MAXWELL STREET MARKET 1600 S. Canal: Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, Piano C. Red & the Flat Foot Boogie Blues Band. 312-437-0808.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/11, Rhythm City. Sat 10/18, Jimmy Burns. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 10/10, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 10/18, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

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

RINGSIDE 544 E. Devon, Elk Grove Village: Sat 10/11, 9:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie. 847-364-0044.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/10, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 10/11, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Fri 10/17, and Sat 10/18, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Sun 10/19, 6 PM, Billy Branch, Jody Williams, Katherine Davis, Malachi Thompson, James Wheeler, Ariyo, Bob Stroger (benefit for Barack Obama). 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 10/14, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/10, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 10/11, Pat Smillie Band. Fri 10/17, Linsey Alexander. Sat 10/18, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/10, Lurie Bell & the Money Makers. Sat 10/11, Danny Draher. Fri 10/17, Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 10/18, Outta the Blue. 773-772-6656.

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

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

FRED ANDERSON, BILLY BRIMFIELD, TATSU AOKI, JUNIUS PAUL, ISAIAH SPENCER, VON FREEMAN Benefit for St. Joseph's Church. Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 312-787-7174.

ASTRAL PROJECT, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET Free "Jazz Master class." Sat 10/11, 1 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

RAY BAILEY QUINTET with Rachael Lee & Everett Greene; benefit for outreach programs at Morgan Park Presbyterian Church. Sun 10/19, 3-6:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl. 773-779-3355.

PATRICIA BARBER QUARTET Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-328-0399.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Mon 10/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KELLY BRAND NEXTET Free performance. Thu 10/16, 7 PM, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook. 847-498-8161.

ZACH BROCK/TOM WRIGHT QUINTET Free in-store performance. Sat 10/11, noon, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

JACK CECCHINI ENSEMBLE with Audrey Morris, Carol March, Hinda Hoffman. Sun 10/12, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 773-275-4657.

JONATHAN CHEN BAND, KOUTARO FUKUI Thu 10/16, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Eastwood: After Hours Suite" and music by Stan Kenton and William Russo under the direction of Lennie Niehaus. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-344-6245. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Hononegah Community High School Performing Arts Centre, 307 Salem, Rockton. 312-344-6245. Thu 10/16, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 312-344-6245. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 312-344-6245.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE with vocalist Kathy Kosins. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 10/13, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

DROPP ENSEMBLE, TV POW Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-862-2447.

MAYNARD FERGUSON with the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts Jazz Orchestra. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

ROBERT FETZER BAND, JOANNE GRAHAM & MASHEEN COMPANY, SEAN HAEFELI Benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago. Sat 10/18, 6:30 PM, Seven on State, Marshall Field's, 111 N. State. 847-256-0069.

PAULINHO GARCIA Sun 10/12, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JAZZ MASTERS, IRENE REID Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-734-2000.

ASHU KEJARIWAL Sat 10/11, 8 PM, and Sun 10/12, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

PETER LERNER QUINTET Free concert. Thu 10/16, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET Sun 10/19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Tue 10/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LENNIE NIEHAUS hosts a free workshop. Tue 10/14, 5 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES perform under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel J. Farris, and Joel Spencer. Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

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

MARVINETTA PENN, DELORES SCOTT, CROSSWIND Mon 10/13, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 10/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUENOS Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Indian Trails Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck, Wheeling. 847-459-4100.

LINDA TATE WITH BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW Tribute to Duke Ellington and benefit for Educational World Charities. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-347-1157.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/10, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 10/11, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. Sundays, 7 PM, Alejo Poveda. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 10/14, 5 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 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 10/17, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Cathy Cousins with Eric Schneider. 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 10/12, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/10 and Sat 10/11, Charlie Johnson. Sundays and Mondays, Bobby Lewis. Tue 10/14 through Sat 10/18, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant with music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays and Wednesdays, Bob Dogan/Mark Beringer/Joe Adamik. Saturdays and Thursdays, Miguel de la Cerna Trio. Sundays through Tuesdays, Dip Trio. 312-644-3524.

BISTRO MARGO 1437 N. Wells: Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

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 10/17, Grassland Quintet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/17, Michael Bettine. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sun 10/12 and Sun 10/19, 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. 847-647-8282.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 7 PM, Razzemetazz. 773-743-5650.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/10, Ed Coward Trio. Wed 10/15, Thu 10/16, and Sat 10/18, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 10/17, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. Third Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. Third Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 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.

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 & Richie Pardo. 312-467-0546.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Thu 10/16, 8 and 10 PM, Nick Colionne. 847-359-9941.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 10/12 and Sun 10/19, 4 PM, David Boykin, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed host a jam session. Tue 10/14, 9:30 PM, Frank Rosaly's Kite Ensemble. Wed 10/15, 9:30 PM, Kyle Bruckmann's Wrak, Alcatraz. 773-276-3600.

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

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/12, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. Sun 10/19, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand 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.

FRANCESCA'S FIORE 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sun 10/12 and Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Peter Saxe Trio (no cover). 708-771-3063.

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 10/13, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Saturdays, 11:30 PM-3 AM, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/10, 9:30 PM, Detour. Sun 10/12, 8 PM, Bob Centano Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Ari Brown Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 10/10, 9 PM, and Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Astral Project. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 10/11, 7 PM, Cin Salach & Ten Tongues perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Alcatraz. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 10/15, 9 PM, Stephanie Nakasian with the Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/17, 9 PM, and Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Dave Schumacher/Jerry Weldon Quintet. Sun 10/19, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 10/12, 7 PM, Rodney Clark's Jazz Unlimited Orchestra. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the salon and bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Judy Roberts (with Greg Fishman on Fridays and Saturdays; no cover). 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/10, 9:30 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon with Von Freeman. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Wed 10/15, 9 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 10 PM; no cover. Sun 10/12, Grey Ghost, Nate Lepine with Frank Rosaly & Anton Hatwich. Sun 10/19, Ted Sirota Group. 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 10/10 through Sun 10/12, Kenny Garrett Quartet. Tue 10/14 through Sun 10/19, Terry Gibbs, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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, 5 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/10, Jade. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 10/11, Elaine Dame Trio. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian. Tuesdays, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thu 10/16, Hinda Hoffman, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 10/17, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sat 10/18, Zach Brock Quartet. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Second Monday of every month, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-989-5674.

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

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and 6 PM 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.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 10/15, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Night Scape. 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, William Perry & Company, Music Therapy 101. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 10/10, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 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 10/10, Melvin Rhyne Trio with Peter Bernstein (see Critic's Choice) perform as part of Pete Miller's 8th Annual Jump & Verve Jazz Fest. Sat 10/11, Maggie Brown Trio performs as part of Pete Miller's 8th Annual Jump & Verve Jazz Fest. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. Fri 10/17, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Sat 10/18, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 10/10, Victor Parra's Mambo Express performs as part of Pete Miller's 8th Annual Jump & Verve Jazz Fest. Sat 10/11, Melvin Rhyne Trio with Peter Bernstein (see Critic's Choice) perform as part of Pete Miller's 8th Annual Jump & Verve Jazz Fest. Mondays, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 10/12, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, 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.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thursdays, Chicago Rose, Marshall Vente. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Tue 10/14, 9:30 PM, Grant Strombeck, Carl Leukaufe Quartet. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Caravan of Unity. 312-492-6100.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 10/19, Alison Ruble. 312-527-2722.

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

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

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

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 10/12 and Sun 10/19, 7:30 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. Fri 10/10, Joe Morris (see Critic's Choice). 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. Fridays, 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 10/10 and Sat 10/11, AACM Big Band. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 10/16, Vincent Davis, Hanah Jon Taylor, Malachi Favors. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Mwata Bowden & Sound Spectrum with discopoet Khari B. 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.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

DANIEL BINELLI, POLLY FERMAN perform with dancers Claudio Hoffman & Pilar Alvarez in "Argentina y Uruguay: Tango From the Country to the City." Sun 10/12, 6 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

DOIS NO CHORO Sun 10/19, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston. Call for location. 773-442-4978.

DRUMMERS OF WEST AFRICA, DOUDOU N'DIAYE ROSE Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HAMZA EL DIN Sun 10/12, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

VICENTE FERNANDEZ Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

VICTOR JARA, GODOYS, UNA VOZ, PAUL BAKER HERNANDEZ Benefit concert. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Decima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis. 773-973-6529.

RESURRECTION DANCE HAITI, GRUPO OKOKAN perform at the "La Pena" showcase of Latin folk music and dance; free admission. Wed 10/15, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SPRING VALLEY KOTO ENSEMBLE Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2787.

TARIMA Free concert. Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmur performs Turkish music. 773-506-2233.

BARBA YIANNI GRECIAN TAVERNA 4761 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 PM, Mosaic. 773-878-6400.

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.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Thu 10/16, 6 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians perform at Oktoberfest (no cover). Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 6 PM, Alte Kameraden performs at Oktoberfest (no cover). 847-541-4700.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 10/15, 8 PM, Conjunto. Thu 10/16, 9 PM, Grupo Fantasma, Chicago Samba. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Burhan Ocal & the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble. Sun 10/19, 8:30 PM, Pharaoh's Daughter. 312-362-9707.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Thu 10/16, 9:30 PM, Orlando "Maraca" Valle y Otra Vision. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

NBAHRI RHYTHMS 4726 N. Lincoln: Music starts at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/10, El Amal performs North African music. Sat 10/18, Dan Nicky, El Amal. 773-878-2575.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/17, Havana. 773-276-9730.

Classical

HIDEKO AMANO & BRIAN TOROSIAN flute & guitar. Thu 10/16, 7 PM, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

AVANTI DUO in a free concert (Hoover, Ferko). Thu 10/16, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

BALDWIN-WALLACE CONSERVATORY CHOIR & BRASS QUINTET Stuart Raleigh conducts a free concert (Thomson, Whitacre, Hanson, Copland, Raleigh). Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/19, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

RACHEL BARTON violin, with Yang Wei, pipa, Betty Xiang, erhu, and Matthew Hagle, piano. Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan & Adams. 312-575-8000.

BEAUX ARTS TRIO (Rachmaninoff, Beethoven). Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth. 847-540-5708.

JOHN BRYANT organ, with tenor Porfirio Herrera in a free concert. Sun 10/19, 3 PM, St. Gall Church, 5511 S. Sawyer. 773-737-3113.

MICHAEL BURRITT marimba, with pianist Alan Chow & members of the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble (Cage, Sammut, Psathas). Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor (Gershwin, Glinka, Sousa & others). Sat 10/11, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100 or 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND PLAYERS in a free concert (Gabrieli, Purcell, Telemann, Gershwin). Sun 10/12, 3 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND PLAYERS (Gabrieli, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, Gershwin). Mon 10/13, 7:30 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Mozart, Schmidt, Stravinsky, Beethoven). Sun 10/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Mon 10/13, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with saxophonist David Pituch in a free concert (Rossini, Kritz, Copland). Sun 10/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/10, 8 PM, and Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Bach, Mahler). Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Maxim Vengerov (Lalo, Stravinsky, Schifrin). Thu 10/16, 8 PM, and Fri 10/17, 1:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with harpist Sarah Bullen (Bario, Ginastera, Tchaikovsky). Sat 10/18, 7 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor (Haydn, Shostakovich). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 10/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 10/11 and Sat 10/18, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE in free performances (Britten, Albert Herring). Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/19, 2 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Copland, Haydn, Prokofiev). Thu 10/16, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE & WIND SYMPHONY (Bach, Williams, Shostakovich, Maconchy). Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

AMBER NICOLE DILGER & SVETLANA BELSKY soprano & piano, in a free concert (Schubert, Verdi, Faure, Porter). Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

STEVE EDWARDS & PHILIP SIMMONS guitars, in a free concert. Wed 10/15, 7 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

EMERSON QUARTET with the Pacifica Quartet (Beethoven, Mendelssohn). See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in open rehearsal (Beethoven, Grieg, Wagner). Free admission. Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

PETER FLETCHER guitar, in a free concert. Sun 10/12, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

PETER FLETCHER guitar, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Negri, Galilei, Sor, Mompou, Albeniz, Satie, Domeniconi). Wed 10/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PETER FLETCHER guitar, in a free concert (Sor, Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Mompou, Domeniconi, Satie). Sun 10/19, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/10, 12:10 PM, hornist Stephanie Zimmerman & pianist Kay Kim (R. Strauss, Atterberg, Francaix). Fri 10/17, 12:10 PM, organist Woonghee Lee (Bach, Mendelssohn, Messiaen). 312-787-4570.

JAY HELTZER trombone, with pianist Patrick Godon, trombonist Tom Stark, saxophonist Jeremy Ruthrauff & musical saw player Evelyn Weston

(Naulais, Galliard, Hindemith, Dvorak, Spillman, Cage, Lipkis, Self). Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Glenn Dicterow & violist Karen Dreyfus in a family concert (Mozart, Bach, Barber); free admission. Sun 10/19, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

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

KOSOWER-HUANG-COMBET TRIO (Turina, Dvorak, Shapiro). Sun 10/12, 4 PM, the Hallmark, 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-442-4978.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Kirk-Evan Billet & Rami Levin conduct a free concert (Mozart, traditional). Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with cellist Stephen Balderston (Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvorak). Sun 10/12, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural & Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

ROHAN DE LENEROLLE & ROHAN DE SILVA baritone & piano. Fri 10/10, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5921.

LIGHT OPERA WORKS performs My Night at Jacques', An Offenbach Folly. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Sun 10/12, 3 PM, Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 8 PM, and Sun 10/19, 3 PM, McGaw YMCA, 1700 Grove, Evanston. 847-869-6300.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Mozart, Elgar, Grieg, Albinoni, Parry). Sun 10/19, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/10, Mon 10/13, and Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, baritone Peter Mattei & bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). Sun 10/12, Wed 10/15, and Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, John Mauceri, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Blitzstein, Regina). Reviewed this week in Theater. 312-332-2244.

MERLING TRIO (Haydn, Piazzolla, Proto, Arensky). Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

MERLING TRIO (Haydn, Piazzolla, Arensky). Sun 10/19, 4 PM, Montgomery Place, 5500 S. South Shore Dr. 773-442-4978.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO VOCAL SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

I MUSICI DE MONTREAL with cellist Yuli Turovsky (Mozart, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Sallinen, Weber). Sun 10/12, 3 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY in open rehearsal; free admission. Tue 10/14, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-835-1371.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with the Chicago Brass Band & members of the Glenbrook North High School Concert Band (Handel, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Magnard). Sun 10/19, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Ryan T. Nelson, conductor, with pianists Ursula Oppens & Amy Dissanayake in a tribute to composer Luciano Berio (Berio, Rakowski). Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY performs his piano arrangements of Radiohead songs. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA A LA CARTE performs excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Mahler, Kritz, Brahms). Sun 10/12, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591. Wed 10/15, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591. Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591 or 847-446-7777.

PALOS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Reverend Stanley Rudcki, conductor (Gershwin, Copland, Ellington, Rodgers & others). Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

PENDERECKI STRING QUARTET (Ravel, Brahms, Golembiowski). Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

POLISH PHILHARMONIC RESOVIA Tadeusz Wojciechowski, conductor (Kilar, Chopin, Kurpinski, Mendelssohn). Fri 10/10, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 10/11 and Sat 10/18, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with bass Collins Trier, clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom & others (R. Strauss, Faure, Nielsen). Sun 10/19, 5 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 773-929-7277.

VINCENT ROYER viola, in a free concert (Grisey, Murail, Dusapin, Radulescu). Fri 10/10, 6 PM, Alliance Francaise, 54 W. Chicago. 312-337-1070.

SAVOY-AIRES Daniel Robinson conducts Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

SEOUL POPS ORCHESTRA Sung-Ho Ha, conductor. Sat 10/11, 7 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

SHOESTRING OPERA in a free performance (Poulenc, Dialogues of the Carmelites). Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

PHILIP SIMMONS guitar, with flutist Michele McGovern in a free concert (Debussy, Ravel, Satie & others). Sun 10/12, 7:30 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

THE SOUND OF A VOICE Alan Johnson conducts a production of Philip Glass's opera. Fri 10/10 and Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Sun 10/12, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Wed 10/15 and Thu 10/16, 7:30 PM, Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Sat 10/18, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 10/19, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

SOUTH SUBURBAN CHORALE & COLLEGE VOICES Albert Jackson & Keith Hampton conduct a free concert featuring African-American composers. Sat 10/11, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000. Sun 10/12, 4 PM, St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry, Park Forest. 708-748-6891.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND Andrew Hoefle, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Arnold, Williams). Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000.

ST. BENEDICT FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Matt Wolka, conductor (Brahms, Kalinnikov). Fri 10/17, 8 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SYNERGY QUINTET Sun 10/12, 4 PM, Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents, 425 Illinois, Hoffman Estates. 847-885-7900.

CLARA TAKARABE & SHIRLEY TRISSELL violin & piano (Vaughan Williams, Granados, Copland, Kroll, Bartok, Daquin, Martinu, Confrey, Kodaly/Heifetz). Fri 10/10, 7 PM, Gold Coast Music Studio, 1137 N. State. 847-674-8215.

21ST CENTURY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Coultard, Larson, Crumb, Pound, First). Sat 10/11, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

LA VENEXIANA (Grandi, Donati, Monteverdi & others). Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

LUKAS VONDRACEK piano, in a free concert (Mozart, Novak, Ravel, Prokofiev). Sun 10/12, 2 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SINGERS Peter Lipari, conductor, with cellist Marc Johnson (Elgar, Holst, Williams). Sat 10/18, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home, Berwyn. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Fairs & Festivals

COUNTDOWN TO 2004: RECLAIMING OUR DEMOCRACY World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd: Sun 10/12, 11:30 AM-8 PM, Primeridian, Dyed in the Wool, Anna Stange, Amoreys, Leadfoot, Garage Folk Reunion. Festival features political speakers. 773-235-4488.

FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT OKTOBERFEST Blackberry Farms Pioneer Village, 100 S. Barnes, Aurora: Sat 10/11, 5-10 PM, Gustave German Guys, Ensemble Balkanske Igre. 630-892-1550.

PETE MILLER'S JUMP & VERVE JAZZ FEST Fri 10/10, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston: 8 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Pete Miller's Steakhouse, 1557 Sherman, Evanston: 8:30 PM, Melvin Rhyne Trio with Peter Bernstein. Pete Miller's Steakhouse, 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: 8:30 PM, Victor Parra's Mambo Express. Sat 10/11, Pete Miller's Steakhouse, 1557 Sherman, Evanston: 8:30 PM, Maggie Brown Trio. Pete Miller's Steakhouse, 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: 8:30 PM, Melvin Rhyne Trio with Peter Bernstein. 847-328-0399 or 847-243-3700.

ST. PAULS HOUSE OKTOBERFEST St. Pauls House & Health Care Center, 3800 N. California: Sun 10/12, noon-4 PM, Catching Life DOC Band, Bob's Tyroleans. 773-478-4222, ext. 310.

Miscellaneous

LAURIE BERKNER Children's concert. Sun 10/12, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sat 10/11, 12:30 PM, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln. 773-404-9494.

CORY GOODRICH Children's concert; reservations required. Fri 10/10, 7 PM, Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-848-0770.

KIDS FARE Children's program with the Northwestern University Marching Band. Sat 10/18, 10:30 AM, Trienens Hall, Northwestern University, 2707 Ashland, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NANCY WIEBE MAZUROWSKI performs and conducts a seminar for artists entitled "Inspiring Success." Fri 10/10 and Sat 10/11, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-539-0893.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concerts. Sun 10/12, 4 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Tue 10/14, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 10/18, 11 AM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

SAN JOSE TAIKO Sun 10/19, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SUGIHARA MASAHITO Fri 10/10, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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