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ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. DANCE includes techno, house, electronica, ambient, and disco. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

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

ALLOY ORCHESTRA accompanies a screening of the silent film Nosferatu. Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-1149.

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

ANNA OXYGEN, THE BLOW, PASH perform as part of the Camp CHGO Indie Music Fest; all-ages. Sat 10/18, 7 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 312-502-0198.

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

BARENAKED LADIES Sold out. Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

MICHELLE BRANCH Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, Lucinda & Normal, De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

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

PETER CETERA performs with a 50-piece orchestra. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CLEM SNIDE, CALIFONE, OKKERVIL RIVER All-ages. Sat 10/25, 9:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

COSTES, PANICSVILLE, HORNS AND HOOF See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

DABOR SPAS BEKEN, AUTUMN-WAKING, DAKOTA/DAKOTA, MALE MODELS, CANDY SWEAT, PAUL'S SAD BASTARD CHICKEN COOP perform on two stages as part of the Camp CHGO Indie Music Fest, with art, video, and film; 18 & over. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Transmission Gallery, 840 W. Washington (second floor). 312-502-0198.

GREG DAVIS, BOBBY BIRDMAN, YACHT perform as part of the Camp CHGO Indie Music Fest; all-ages. Mon 10/20, 7 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DUB NARCOTIC SOUND SYSTEM, OLD TIME RELIJUN, DJ I AM THE KILLER Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353 or http://www.texasballroom.com.

JOHN DUNCAN See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

EAGLES Tue 10/21, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, and Sun 10/19, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

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.

GOV'T MULE, CHRIS ROBINSON & NEW EARTH MUD 18 & over. Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GUSTER, KATHLEEN EDWARDS All-ages. Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

GUSTER Free in-store performance. Fri 10/24, 12:30 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

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

INDIA.ARIE, DAVID ANTHONY Thu 10/23, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

LEGENDS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL Sun 10/26, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA QUARTET Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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.

MAHJONGG, LONESOME ORGANIST perform at an opening-night party and benefit (preceded by a reception at 7 PM), with DJs Coco Le Rock vs. Touch Master Infinity, Nothin' but Trouble vs. Champagne James, Beau Wanzer vs. Friar Tuck. Fri 10/17, 9 PM, Highschool, 1542 N. Milwaukee (third floor). 773-292-9255.

YUSUF MALIK Free concert. Tue 10/21, noon, Student & Administration Center, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

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

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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.

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.

NILE, KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH, GOATWHORE See Spot Check on Nile; all-ages. Sat 10/18, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

PARTICLE, SIGNAL PATH 18 & over. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE PETRI Free concert and tribute to Marlene Dietrich. Fri 10/24, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

POETRY BAND Wed 10/22, 6:30 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-744-1375.

POLKAHOLICS perform at "Poetry Multiplied." Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

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.

CHRIS PROCTOR Sun 10/26, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

PSALM ONE, DJ Q, CATERPILLARINCHWORM, LORD 360, VIKING MOSES, SPENCER KINGMAN Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Independent Video Alliance, 7009 N. Glenwood. 312-501-5207.

RACHEL'S, SELUAH, MATT POND & EVE MILLER All-ages. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 312-738-2140.

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

REO SPEEDWAGON Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ALASDAIR ROBERTS See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Wed 10/22, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN All-ages. Fri 10/24, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ETHAN SELLERS DUO Free concert. Mon 10/20, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

SHELBY LYNNE See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Tue 10/21, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

SIMON & GARFUNKEL Sold out. Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

SONIA Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 630-323-2885.

LORIAN STEIN-SCHWABER with pianist Penelope Campbell in a program of musical-theater songs. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-905-1500.

STROKES, KINGS OF LEON, REGINA SPEKTOR See Critic's Choice; all-ages. Sun 10/19, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

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

RICHARD THOMPSON Friday's performance preceded by a lecture with Greil Marcus at 5:30 PM; both shows sold out. Thu 10/23 and Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TIMONIUM Free in-store performance. Sat 10/18, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SHANIA TWAIN, JAMES OTTO Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

PAUL VEZMER Free in-store performances. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performances. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Tue 10/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GREGORY WHITEHEAD, BOOKS, ANNA FRIZ perform at the Third Coast Festival Audio Cabaret (see Post No Bills). Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-948-4682.

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), Handsome Family (see Critic's Choice), Jim White (18 & over). Fri 10/17, 11 PM, Mofro, Drums & Tuba (see Spot Check). Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Handsome Family (see Critic's Choice), Jim White, Utah Carol. Mon 10/20, 9 PM, Butch Walker, Honorary Title, Saraphine (18 & over). Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Shelby Lynne (see Critic's Choice), Janet Bean & the Concertina Wire. Wed 10/22, 9 PM, Shonen Knife, Modey Lemon (see Spot Check), Tyrades, Phantom Limbs (18 & over). Thu 10/23, 10 PM, Broadcast, Iron & Wine, A Hack and a Hacksaw (18 & over). Fri 10/24, 10 PM, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Bob Log III, Flossie & the Unicorns, Goblins (18 & over). Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Beulah, John Vanderslice, High Water Marks (18 & over). 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.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Mercyseat. Wed 10/22, Erick Rudiak, Katie Todd host a singer-songwriter showcase. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Wed 10/22, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan (no cover). 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Fri 10/17, 2 PM, Jedi Mind Tricks. 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. 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, Terminal Bliss, Boys With Perpetual Nervousness, Beechwood Park. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/21, Hazing Kate, Buddy Nuisance, Meshes. Wed 10/22, Slick 57, Linus, Olio Township. Thu 10/23, Steve Reverb & the Sound-Tones, Strive, Mercury Daylong Cruise, Van Allen Belt. Fri 10/24, Bleary, Soundframe, My Left Arm, Bob's Yer Uncle. Sat 10/25, Filament, Lemondrop, Street Van, Braam. 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 10/17, Dasted, Bushoong, Ammi. Sat 10/18, Dino, Future Expression Audio Spears, Mr. Doyle. Fri 10/24, Maryz Eyez, Little Sisters of Philadelphia, Low Profile, Eleanor's Basement. Sat 10/25, Rebecca, Burnside Bridge, Break of Day, Bluebottle, Saltwater Vampires. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sat 10/18, 7 PM, Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, and Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tue 10/21, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Thu 10/23, 7:30 PM, Gina Gibson. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Marna's Trio. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Frank D'Rone. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Suzanne Petri (tribute to Marlene Dietrich). Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Chicago Studio of Professional Singing. 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 10/17, 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. Mon 10/20, 6 PM, Q and Not U, Black Eyes, French Toast (all-ages); 10 PM, Anniversary, Natural History, Vexers (18 & over). Tue 10/21, 6 PM, Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Velvet Teen (all-ages); 10 PM, Raekwon, C-Rayz Walz (18 & over). Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Life and Times, Haymarket Riot, Citys on Fire. Thu 10/23, 8 PM, Light FM, It's, Morningwood. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Tossers, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Cowslingers, Fake Brain. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Baldwin Brothers, J. Davis Trio. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/17, the Niche, Arlo Stanfield Band. Sat 10/18, Bockman's Euphio. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 10/23, Psychedelic Breakfast. Fri 10/24, Lotus. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Electric Tribal Funk, Entrinzic, I9D. Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Wookie Hangover, Code Blue. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays. Fri 10/17, Bobby Rex & Steve Wall. Sun 10/19 and Sun 10/26, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 10/24, Tim Nolan. 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.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/19, Amy Frye & Phoenix 68, Voicebox. Sun 10/26, Preston Klik's Ritual, Natasia Rana, Erin Jordan. 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 10/17, Stank. Sat 10/18, Tumbleweed. Sat 10/25, Casey, Phil & George. 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 10/24, Lubriphonic. Sat 10/25, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: 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 10/17, 9 PM, the Jay Michaels Show. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Wed 10/22, 9:30 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 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.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Kraven Moorehead, Julie Dutchak & Plan B. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open mike (no cover). Wed 10/22, 10 PM, Umphrey's McGee (18 & over). Thu 10/23, 8 PM, Mudd Whistle, Drive. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, "Mass Influence" MC & DJ battle. 847-836-8820.

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

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

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

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: Fri 10/24, 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 10/25, 9:30 PM, Shoeshine Boy. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Insomnia, Covergurl. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/24, 10:30 PM, Sofa Kings. Sat 10/25, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. 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 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Joan Curto, Tom Michael, MaryMonica Thomas, Dan Stetzel (tribute to Irving Berlin). Fri 10/17, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 10/18 and Sat 10/25, 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. Wed 10/22, 1:30 PM, MaryMonica Thomas. Wed 10/22 through Sat 10/25, 8 PM, and Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Karen Mason. Fri 10/24, 10:30 PM, Foiled Again (tribute to Joni Mitchell). 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 10/19, DJ Robin. Mon 10/20, DJs Chris & Chris spin punk. Tue 10/21, DJ Alex. Wed 10/22, DJ Lee, DJ Chrissy spin country & western. Thu 10/23, DJ Jen B. Sun 10/26, Peelers. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Bettie Serveert, Reputation, Suki Love. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Lucky Stiffs, Synge, Welcome to Ashley, Last of the Showmen. Sun 10/19, 8:30 PM, Longwave, Calla, Joggers. Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Paul Wine Jones, Goldstars, Sleepers. Wed 10/22, 9 PM, Thin Lizzy, Steepwater Band, Malpractice Ltd. Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Thin Lizzy, High Plains Drifters, American Motherload. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Penthouse Sweets, Woolworthy, Drive, Jackie Bands, Knife of Simpson, live karaoke. Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Walkmen, Metric, Mt. Egypt, Changes. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/17, Mr. Myers. Sat 10/18, Insomnia. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/24, Only Sons. Sat 10/25, Person to Person. 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 10/17, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Sat 10/18, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Punsapaya. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 10/24, Elevation (U2 tribute), Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute); 10 PM, Paul Allodi (in the side room). Sat 10/25, X-Side, Marshall Law. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Boatbuilders. Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/17, 10:30 PM, Superbig, the Effect, Blue Nova. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Freaky Deaky, Licks, M-Lab, Squai, Seven Harkey. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo, Tug & Maul. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Chinchilla Fury, Interociter, Ludo. Wed 10/22, 9 PM, Taxi, Conscious Pool. Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Run Logan, Band Called Pharisee, 8 Per Second. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, Vodka Moxie, Parade of Fools, Sara Hollister Band, Your Little Ponies. Sat 10/25, 9:45 PM, Loaded, Super Mercado, Drop, Blackout. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Head of Femur, Pornado, Bronwyn (see Spot Check). Sat 10/18, 10 PM, I Am Spoonbender, Broken Spindles, New Black, Call Me Lightning. Sun 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lasse Marhaug (see Critic's Choice), Alexander Rishaug, Sir Dupermann. Mon 10/20, 9:30 PM, Neil Hamburger, Pleaseeasaur, Los Shut Up. Thu 10/23, 9:30 PM, Town & Country (see Spot Check), On Fillmore. Fri 10/24, 10 PM, DJ Vadim with Emcee Blurum 13 & DJ First Rate, Youngblood Brass Band. Sun 10/26, 9 PM, Richard Devine, Phoenecia, Otto Von Schirach, Nick Forte, DJ Aura. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Papa K. Sat 10/18, Band on the Run (Paul McCartney tribute). Sat 10/25, Eleventh Hour. 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. Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Slip Mickey. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 10/24, High in the Lower 80s. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 10/17, Soul Fyah. Sat 10/18, Flex Crew. Sun 10/19 and Fri 10/24, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 10/22, Rasta Kelly. Thu 10/23, Hydro. Sat 10/25, Dub Dis. 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 10/17, 9 PM, DJ Marcus. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute) (no cover). 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 10/17, 7 Deez. Sat 10/18, Modern Day Romeos. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 10/25, Peg 7. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/17, Undertoad. Sat 10/18, Burbanks. Sat 10/25, Blind Mice. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Sojourn's Truth. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Stomp Aberdeen. 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 10/17, 8 PM, Appleseed Cast (see Spot Check), Mercury Program, Maserati, Deathray Davies. Sat 10/18, 5 PM, Life at Sea, Lying in States, Monday's Hero, Love Kill; 10 PM, Goldblade, Little Killers, Mistreaters, Dirges. Sun 10/19, 6 PM, Karl Blau, (((Vvrssnn))), Dirty Projectors, Gift Machine perform as part of the Camp CHGO Indie Music Fest; 10 PM, Rope, Gorge Trio, Dark Inside the Sun. Tue 10/21, 7 PM, Switchblade Romance, Radio-Berlin, Kissing Tigers. Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Tight Phantomz, Panthers, Challenger. Thu 10/23, 6 PM, Colossal, Up Up Down Down, Pal, Poulain; 10 PM, Legowelt, Orgue Electronique, Macho Cat Garage, TLR. Fri 10/24, 6 PM, Groovie Ghoulies, Visqueen, Mexican Cheerleader, Flipsides; 10 PM, Just a Fire, Science of Yabra. Sat 10/25, 5 PM, Much the Same, 504 Plan, Pipedown, Thoughtriot, Myopia; 9 PM, Lozenge, Herc., Coughs, Hale Zukas, Yowie. Sun 10/26, 6 PM, Born Dead Icons, La Fraction, High on Crime, 400 Blows, Reaccion. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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. Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Sidewinders. Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Michael Heaton, Old Plank All-Stars. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, Preston Reed (in the side bar); 10 PM, Rico. Sat 10/25, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. Sun 10/26, 8 PM, Over the Rhine, Children's Hour. 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 10/17, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 10/18, Son of Dad, Three Quarters Blue. Fri 10/24, Michael Charles Band. Sat 10/25, Freespace. 847-821-1234.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/17, Dirty Switch. Sat 10/18, Deal With It, Sonnets, Drips. Mon 10/20, Jack Crofoot, Scott Bailey, Stephanie Wells. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 10/24, Immaculate Deceptions, Deadhounds. Sat 10/25, Genral Patton & His Privates. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Agent 86. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (hip-hop MC battle). Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes with Paula. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 10/20, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 10/21, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 10/23, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols. Sat 10/25, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 10/26, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. 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 10/19, 9 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. Mon 10/20, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Sun 10/26, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie 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: Sat 10/18, 10:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 10/24, 10 PM, RPM, Elastic. 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.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Naomi Ashley & Ben perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

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 10/17, 7 PM, Sixth Great Lake, James William Hindle, Devin Davis; 11 PM, Loraxx, Boxcar Satan, Scott Free & Dominant Gene. Thu 10/23, LP, Supernatural Yes, Libido Grande. Fri 10/24, Braves, Planet, Fort Rile Dog. Sat 10/25, Star Devils. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 10/22, 10 PM, Brett & David perform at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/17 and Fri 10/24, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Teen Spirits, Acid Tests perform at a book-release party for Jim DeRogatis (benefit for P.L.A.Y.). Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Quadrophonica; 10 PM, DJ Hunter Husar. Wed 10/22, 8 and 10 PM, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon. Thu 10/23, 11 PM, Fred's Variety Group. Fri 10/24, 10 PM, Pearly Sweets. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Danny Black; 10 PM, John Ciba. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. 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. Wed 10/22, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 10/24, Souls for Rent, Druthers. Sat 10/25, Blind Rhino, Void Where Prohibited. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Heiruspecs, Ikon the Mic King, Ndivisual. Thu 10/23, 10 PM, Nortec Collective, DJ Bostich, DJ Fussible. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Soulive, Meshell Ndegeocello (18 & over). Sun 10/19 and Mon 10/20, 9 PM, Paul Weller, Chris Stills. Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Stryper, Migraines (18 & over). Thu 10/23, 7:15 PM, Puddle of Mudd (all-ages). Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Cracker, Cowboy Mouth (18 & over). Sun 10/26, 9 PM, KMFDM, Bile (10/26 18 & over; 10/27 all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 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 10/19, 9:30 PM, Fire Crotch. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Sun 10/26, 9:30 PM, Christine Magnotta. 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Kadence. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Leonard Brothers. Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Jackson Rohm. Fri 10/24, 10 PM, Catfight, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Jerkys. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. 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. Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Montgomery Street Band. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Three Blind Mice, Dave Miller Group. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Audiotank, Dirth Switch. Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, One Below Nothing. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Playback, Grand Machuda, Freaky Deaky. 773-525-2422.

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

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (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 10/17, 10 PM, Forgotten Four, Manaconda, Cocktail Preachers, Smear Campaign. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Johnny Bacon & the Beat Daddies, Smittyvision, Crookshanks, Art Raw Pod (benefit for the Thresholds Bridge Program). Tue 10/21, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Driving Forward, Bystander. Fri 10/24, 10 PM, Kill-a-Watts, Manhandlers, Catholic Boys. 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 10/17, 10 PM, Turin Brakes, Matthew Ryan. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Lubriphonic, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Tue 10/21, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Wed 10/22, 10 PM, Dada, Harmony Riley. Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Ulu, Daily Bridge Club. Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Project/Object (Frank Zappa tribute). 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Sun 10/26, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/17, 9 PM, Peaches (see Spot Check), Electrocute, Magas (18 & over). Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Hieroglyphics (see Critic's Choice), Little Brother (18 & over). Sun 10/19, 5:45 PM, My Chemical Romance, A Static Lullaby, Vaux, Murder by Death, Christiansen (all-ages). Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Ludacris, Shawnna (sold out). Tue 10/21, 6:30 PM, Catch-22, Eyeliners, Boys Night Out, Worthless United (all-ages). Wed 10/22, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, PXL (all-ages). Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Gotan Project, Brad Owen (18 & over). Fri 10/24, 5:30 PM, Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Murs, SA Smash, DJ Fakts One, Cannibal Ox, Jean Grae, Pumpkinhead, Soul Purpose (all-ages). Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Ataris, Vendetta Red (all-ages). Sun 10/26, 6:30 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Celestial Static, Bigon, Read Letter (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/18, Betty Soul. Sat 10/25, Original Rockin' Fenderskirts. 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: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Jimmy Cole & Andon Davis. 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 10/25, Dave Andersen & the I-Lites. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/17, Bluestack. Sat 10/18, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). Tue 10/21, Tony Alvarez. Wed 10/22, Mike Ryan. Fri 10/24, Chicago Catz. Sat 10/25, Switchback. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/17, Royce, Dirtbikes, Blackbird. Sat 10/18, Son of John Doe, Cripple Town. Tue 10/21, Shitty Music for Shitty People. Wed 10/22, Blue Collar Nation, Drug Honky. 773-486-7774.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Wed 10/22, 9 PM, DJ Architektur spins at a record-release party for the new Beulah album. 773-296-1770.

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 10/17, 9 PM, Millimeters Mercury, Jason Blake Band, Irradio, First Coat. Sat 10/18, midnight, Waz. Sun 10/19, 7:30 PM, Goiter (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, Cyril Neville & the Uptown Allstars. 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 10/18, 9 PM, Murder Junkies, Torg, Porn Lab. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 10/22, 8:30 PM, 40 Grit, Smoke, Emetic, Conquest, Southview. Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Question of Honour, Aberrant, Broken Finger. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 10/23, 8 PM, Katherine Zwick, Dolly Ranchers 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 10/17, 10 PM, Anodyne, Rune, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Chicago Samba, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sun 10/19, 10 PM, Cheating Kay, John Wilkes Kissing Booth. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mon 10/20, 10 PM, John Swift, Clash Titan, Phunk, Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 10/22, 10:30 PM, Trilogy, Valita Garcia, Young Redd, Profound, Djay Draw. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, Pimpadelic, Fractured, Denied, 16 Oz. (all-ages). Sat 10/18, 5 PM, Rebels Without Applause, Duct Tape Mustache, Hell of Blades, Stilway (all-ages); 8 PM, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute), Big Bang Music Theory. Sun 10/19, 5 PM, Wordz, Ryan Officer, O-Dogg, Ace One, 100 Dollaz. Thu 10/23, 7 PM, Superjoint Ritual, Sepultura, Devildriver (all-ages). Sat 10/25, 5 PM, Wilx Booth, Bloodloss, Prod, Numb (all-ages); 8 PM, Doors of Perception (Doors tribute), Sweet Oblivion. 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 10/17, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers, Upside Groove Coalition. Sat 10/18, Pimps. Sun 10/19, Dark Star Orchestra. Thu 10/23, Dysception (18 & over). Fri 10/24, Nine Spot, Diktator. Sat 10/25, Mr. Blotto. 815-758-2715.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Saturdays and Tuesdays, 11 PM, Parados. 312-397-0100.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Mercyseat. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/17, Red Wigglers. Sat 10/18, Marmalade. Sun 10/19, Michael Colombia. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Fri 10/24, Torturing Elvis. Sun 10/26, Le Cassettes. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 10/18, Saltwater Vampires. Wed 10/22, Dick Prall, Cory Hance. Thu 10/23, Jocelyn Baker. Sat 10/25, Woolworth Blue Light Special, Klezmer Kaleidoscope. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 10/17, American English (Beatles tribute). Wed 10/22, Dave Andersen & Henry Heine. Fri 10/24, R-Gang. Sat 10/25, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. 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 10/18, Buried at Sea, School Shooter, Gasoline Fight, Get Some, Whirlybird. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Thu 10/23, Kelly Klute, Zach Duenow, Dead Horse Hill. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Voices. 630-428-4274.

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.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fri 10/17, 9:30 PM, Russoul, Renee Taylor, Nicole Applewhite, Demond, Al-Y, Iomos Marad. 312-491-9600.

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 10/18, 10 PM, drum-solo contest. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. 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 10/17, 7:30 PM, Ian Moore (18 & over); 10 PM, Young People, Thin Man, Electric Turn to Me. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Ester Drang, Riviera, Decibully, Lovedrug (18 & over). Mon 10/20, 9 PM, Ness, San Tropez, Mini Bar, Ill Lit. Tue 10/21, 8 PM, Vienna Teng, Reed Foehl (18 & over). Wed 10/22, 9 PM, Alasdair Roberts (see Critic's Choice), Static Films, Nad Navillus (18 & over). Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Walkmen, Earlimart, Josh Seib & Satellite 66 (18 & over). Fri 10/24, 10 PM, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons, Rose Hill Drive. Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Cameron McGill, Working Title. Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Fighting Gravity, Red Wanting Blue (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Mando Diao, Holy Ghosts. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/17, Skid Row, Kreep, Cutlass. Fri 10/24, King's X, Fishbone, Release. 630-257-6383.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Mon 10/20, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 10/24, 3 PM, Jack Straw; 5:15 PM, Dan Darrah; 8 PM, Iguanas (at the Royster With the Oyster Festival). 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 10/17, 6 PM, Reverence, S.I.N., Indebt (all-ages); 9 PM, Mental Image. Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Iridium, Roscoe Plush, Linus Whip. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Committed, Else, Axidentprone, Fate of the Nation, Orfyn, N.A.B.A.S. (all-ages). Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Wednesdays, 7 PM, Humpback Wail (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Fri 10/24, 9 PM, Bad Medicine. Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Smackdown. Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Radial Bloom, Fear Unknown, A Better Tomorrow, Chasing You, Not Lenny (all-ages). 630-790-6100.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Reggie Reg hosts a poetry showcase with jazz and soul music featuring Kelli Rich. 773-374-2660.

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 10/17, Arlo, Sybris, Electric Eel Shock, Tractor Kings. Sat 10/18, Abstract Giants, P-1, Eli Emily. Mon 10/20, Flash Express, Latest. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Fri 10/24, Pedal Steel Transmission, Timeout Drawer, Microservice. Sat 10/25, Plague Bringer, Midnight Evils, Drip, Dead Electric. Sun 10/26, Mauri Sevier, Garden Music, Endangered Species, Donnie. 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. Fri 10/17, 10:30 PM, Lily Schaffer (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Joe Reilly, Jim Photoglo, Jesse Young. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, James Curley F., John Hasbrouk, Jimmy Atto. Sun 10/19, 7 PM, Southerly, Bora Yoon, David Wilner. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 10/21, 8 PM, Jory Nash. Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Dylan Rice, Kristin Shout (benefit for Chicago NOW Educational Fund). Thu 10/23, 7 PM, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann, Mark Dignam. Fri 10/24, 6 PM, Rita Ruby, Urban Twang, Michelle Perry, Tourbaby. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Ben Davis, Acousticboy, Meredith Fierke. Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Brother Sean, Julie Frost, Kate Newcomer. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/17, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, Goods, Major's Junction. Sat 10/18, Railer, High Blue Star, Emotions, Diablo Syndrome. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 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 10/17, Aunt Janet, Antics. Fri 10/24, Flapjacks. Sat 10/25, Johnny Star & the Meteors. 630-264-2739.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/17, Andrea, Indika, Ras Kelly. Sat 10/18, Soulfyah, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 10/23, Indika. Fri 10/24, Natty Nation. Sat 10/25, Carl Brown, Hydro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/17, KB, Inchworm, Johnny Rocker & the Highrollers, Matt Russell. Sat 10/18, Ferdinand Fox & the Woodland Pals, Second Hand Poets, Suckerpush, live karaoke. Sun 10/19, Dexter Grove. Tue 10/21, Plods, It's, Nomad Planets. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 10/24, Shamier, Pala, Daniel James Band. Sat 10/25, Quiver Lip, Bargain Music, Weakdaze. Sun 10/26, Lonesome Travelers, Chris Shaffer. 773-929-1300.

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DUB NARCOTIC SOUND SYSTEM, OLD TIME RELIJUN, DJ I AM THE KILLER Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353 or http://www.texasballroom.com.

MARK FARINA Free in-store DJ performance. Fri 10/17, 6:30 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

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 Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Last Sunday of every month, DJ Samnation, DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 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. Mon 10/20, Dave Britton, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ Laura spins new wave and pop. Thu 10/23, Jesse de la Pena, Dirty MF, DJ Spin, Steve Melvage. 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. Fri 10/17, Paul Johnson, DJ Cedric with guest DJs. Tue 10/21, John Patterson, V!Jay, DJ Sinjin, Nathan Ballard. Wed 10/22, A Sikes, Phix, L-Tek, Ed White. Thursdays, Chris Gin, Angelist. Fri 10/24, DJ Eric. Sat 10/25, Lego. 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 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 8 PM, DJ Teddy (no cover). 773-327-1662.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 10/20, Cepia & Tiki Obmar, DJ Krank, 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 10/17, Brenda D., Janelle, the Mad Thinker. Sat 10/18, DJ Afrotronic. Sun 10/19, 9 PM, Paramour Electro-Industrial-Darkwave Collective. Mon 10/20, Steve Melvage, Tim Shumaker, JT Donaldson. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One, DJ Rikshaw, Fuego Tha Burnah. Thu 10/23, Julius the Mad Thinker, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX spin house. Fri 10/24, Rick Hunter spins lounge. Sun 10/26, Greg Shirilla. 773-276-1411.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/24, 10 PM, DJ Vadim with Blurum 13 & DJ First Rate, Youngblood Brass Band. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, DJs spin after 7 PM. 312-338-3788.

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Fri 10/17, 9 PM-2 AM, Greg Bauer, Paul Blair. 312-850-3740.

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, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory spins music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tue 10/21, 7:45 PM, JC Soto spins hip-hop and Latin house. 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, DJ Rush, Mike Wade, Madrid, Jay Prasad. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince & guest DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Judon & the Femme Fatale, DJ AM/PM. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin house. 773-271-4711.

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. 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. 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), Adrienne Sanchez. 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). Fri 10/24, 11 PM, Mr. Scruff, DJ Spinna (18 & over). Sat 10/25, 11 PM, Little Louie Vega, Miles Maeda, Lego, Justin Long, Aaron Chase, Luis Baro, Tim E. Braz (all-building event; 18 & over in Metro, 21 & over in Smart Bar). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ World, DJ Flipside. Sundays, John Styles, DJ Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJ Pharris, Mike Love, DJ Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop and electro-industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 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. Wed 10/22, 11 PM, RB Green. 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.

REDLINE 228 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stop spins downtempo, electro, and breaks. 312-266-2222.

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. 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.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Sat 10/18, 10 PM-3 AM, Tony Talwar spins bhangra, Hindi, and house. Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

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

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

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 10/17, Dixon, Georg Levin, Nick Nice. Sat 10/18, Justin Long, Natural Rhythm, Mike Pugh. 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. Fri 10/24, Darshan Jesrani, Common Factor. Sat 10/25, Little Louie Vega, Miles Maeda, Lego, Justin Long, Aaron Chase, Luis Baro, Tim E. Braz. 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. Fri 10/17, 11 PM, Meshell Ndegeocello (DJ set). 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. Thu 10/23, Chicago Afrobeat Project perfoms live; Kennedy Octane & Anthony Nicholson spin Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, deep house, and rare grooves. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Saturdays, VJ Nikole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Sat 10/25, DJ Eric Hall. 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. 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. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, Mad Music Lab DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Fourth Thursday of every month, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop. 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. Wed 10/22, Chemical Brothers (DJ set). Thu 10/23, Alex Peace, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Third Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (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. Third Friday of every month, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch. Sat 10/18, Scumfrog, Gianni, DJ Jes. Fri 10/24, Pier Novikov, Retroism, DJ Israel. Sat 10/25, George Acosta, Jimmie Page. 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 10/17, Mark Farina. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 10/24, Terry Hunter, Mark Grant. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/17, Baby Bash (live performance). Sat 10/18, Ian Van Dahl (live performance). Sat 10/25, Erika (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! with Stephen Wade, Michael Miles, Greg Cahill. Sat 10/18, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COUNTRY BERNIE & 19:17 perform music and precision line dancing. Fri 10/24 through Sun 10/26, 7:17 PM, Evanston Levy Center, 300 Dodge, Evanston. 847-448-8250.

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

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

JORDAN & friends perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM, ERIC NODEN Fri 10/24, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

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

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

RICK PICKREN Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

CHRIS PROCTOR, TRICIA ALEXANDER Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

PETER SIEGEL Free concert. Fri 10/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SONG CIRCLE Fri 10/17, 6 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 909 W. Armitage. 312-747-1194.

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

TRAVIS TRITT Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, CAROLINE HARRING Sat 10/25, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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 10/20, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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 10/17, John Dillon. Sat 10/18, Katie Sullivan. Fri 10/24, Bernie Glynn & Country Roads. Sat 10/25, Three Men in Kilts. 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 10/17, Mossy Moran. Sat 10/18, Baal Tinne. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Thu 10/23, 10 PM, Twelfth Street Irregulars. Fri 10/24, Sprigs. Sat 10/25, Triur with Kitty Donohoe. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/17, Bluestack. Sat 10/18, Seamus O'Kane. Fri 10/24, Another Pint. Sat 10/25, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. 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. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 10/23, 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 10/20, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/17, 10 PM, Three and Out. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 10/24, 10 PM, Switchback. 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 10/24, 7 PM, Cheryl Wheeler, Kenny White. Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Hal Hixson. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 10/17, Sean Smith. Sat 10/18, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 10/24, Michael McNevin. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

DAVID "CHAINSAW" DUPONT Free in-store performance. Sat 10/18, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

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.

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.

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.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Sun 10/26, Old Town School of Folk Music Blues Ensemble (no cover). 773-281-4444.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 10/17, Billy Flynn Band with Aron Burton. Sat 10/18, Son Seals. Sun 10/19, 10 PM, Aron Burton (no cover). Mon 10/20, Dona Oxford Band. Tue 10/21, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 10/22, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Thu 10/23, Joanna Connor Band. Fri 10/24, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 10/25, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 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. Thursdays, Fri 10/17, and Sat 10/18, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 10/24, and Sat 10/25, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/21, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Charlie Love Band with Karen Carroll. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 10/21, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Eddy Clearwater. Sun 10/19, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Tue 10/21, Linsey Alexander, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Wed 10/22, Pistol Pete. Thu 10/23, Slam Allen. Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. 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 10/17, 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. Mon 10/20, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 10/21, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Wed 10/22, Phil Guy. Thu 10/23, Percy Strothers. Fri 10/24, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Sat 10/25, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Lazy Lester, Byther Smith. Sun 10/26, Joel Paterson. 312-427-0333.

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 10/17, 5:30 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. Mon 10/20, noon, Deitra Farr. Wed 10/22, noon, Little Arthur Duncan. Fri 10/24, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Museum All Stars. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/17, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 10/18, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Fri 10/24, Bryan Lee. Sat 10/25, Lonnie Brooks. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Coco Montoya, Albert Cummings. 847-836-8820.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9 PM. Sat 10/18, Joe Kelly Band. Sat 10/25, Chainsaw Dupont. 630-325-0780.

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. Fri 10/24, Lakefront. 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 10/25, 9 PM, Bryan Lee. 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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Barrelhouse Bonni plays piano. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: 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 10/18, Pistol Pete Band with Joanna Connor. Tue 10/21, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings (no cover). Thursdays, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/25, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 10/20, 9:30 PM, Eric Noden. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Ruriko Ogani, Jennifer & the Shirayuri Shojo Choir, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues All-Stars, Seiji Yuguchi Wabi Blues, Hide's Blues Band, Panda Panda perform as part of "Asian American Jazz Festival: Chicago-Osaka Sister City 30th Year Celebration." 312-362-9707.

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 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. Sun 10/19, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/21, 9:30 PM, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Thu 10/23, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 5 PM. Sun 10/19 and Sun 10/26, Dave Specter Organ Quartet. 312-595-5299.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Mem Shannon & the Membership, Dion Payton, Kid Dynamite. 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. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, John Primer. Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, Larry McCray, Linsey Alexander with 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.

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 10/18, Jimmy Burns. Sat 10/25, Dave Specter. 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. 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.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Fri 10/17, and Sat 10/18, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 10/19, 6 PM, Billy Branch, Jody Williams, Katherine Davis, Malachi Thompson, James Wheeler, Ariyo, Bob Stroger (benefit for Barack Obama). Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 10/24, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sat 10/25, Jody Williams. 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 10/21, John Kattke. Wed 10/22, Linsey Alexander. Thu 10/23, Marty Sammon. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/17, Linsey Alexander. Sat 10/18, Vance Kelly. Fri 10/24, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. Sat 10/25, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/17, Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 10/18, Outta the Blue. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Fri 10/24, Cash Box Kings. Sat 10/25, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 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.

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.

RAY BARRETTO SEXTET, CHICO O'FARRILL AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Eastwood: After Hours Suite" and music by Stan Kenton and William Russo under the direction of Lennie Niehaus. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 312-344-6245.

AMY CIMINI, KATIE YOUNG Free concert. Mon 10/20, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

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.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, HAWTHORN MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, ZION HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, ROB PARTON Free concert. Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 10/20, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

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.

KIMBERLY GORDON TRIO Free concert. Tue 10/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVID JENNINGS ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Primitive Circle Gallery, 1257 N. Milwaukee. 773-227-8002.

CHUCK MANGIONE With a preconcert lecture by Tom Tallman at 7 PM. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET Sun 10/19, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEW HORIZONS SWING BAND Free concert. Mon 10/20, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Mayo Tiana. Tue 10/21, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5921.

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.

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

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.

BARRY WINOGRAD'S ALTERNATIVES BIG BAND Free performance. Thu 10/23, 7 PM, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook. 847-498-8161.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/17, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 10/18, 9:30 PM, Cathy Cousins with Eric Schneider. 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 10/21, 5 PM, Ron Friedman 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 10/24, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 10/25, 9:30 PM, Redd Holt Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Detour. Sundays and Mondays, Bobby Lewis. Tue 10/21 through Sat 10/25, Jasper Stone. 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.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 10 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 773-394-1313.

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

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 10/17, 7:30 PM, John Bany Trio with Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Tue 10/21, Al Keeler. Fri 10/24, Who Needs Dave. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CAFE 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. Sat 10/18, Steven Hess, Jonathan Crawford. Fri 10/24, Gunda Gottschalk, Michael Zerang. Sat 10/25, John Butcher, Burkhard Stengl, Michael Moser, Werner Dafeldecker, Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sun 10/19, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Jerry Coleman's 9 Burners. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sun 10/26, 5 PM, Jerry Owings; 8 PM, Zvonimir Tot Quartet (no cover). 847-647-8282.

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 10/17, Fri 10/24, and Sat 10/25, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 10/18 and Thu 10/23, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CITE 70th floor, 505 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-644-4050.

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

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

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: Fri 10/17, 7 PM, Zzaje. 312-421-1759.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 10/19 and Sun 10/26, 4 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Tue 10/21, 9:30 PM, Nick Broste Trio. Wed 10/22, 9:30 PM, the Lay All Over Its. 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 10/19, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANCESCA'S FIORE 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: 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.

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: No cover. Sun 10/19, 5-8 PM, Dave Flippo. Mondays, 5-8 PM, and Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 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: Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 10 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). Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 9:30 PM, Masters of Groove. 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 10/17, 9 PM, and Sat 10/18, 8 PM, Dave Schumacher/Jerry Weldon Quintet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/19, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with the Jeff Beer Pocket Gamelan Ensemble, Don Tisch/Ian Torres Ensemble. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 10/22, 9 PM, Suenos. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/24, 9 PM, and Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 773-878-5552.

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: Sat 10/18, 9 PM, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon with Von Freeman (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Susie Ibarra Trio. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Gomong Monk Project, William Roper's Purple Gums, Jeff Chan Quartet, Jonathan Chen Band perform as part of "Asian American Jazz Festival: The Far East Connection." Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Ruriko Ogani, Jennifer & the Shirayuri Shojo Choir, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues All-Stars, Seiji Yuguchi Wabi Blues, Hide's Blues Band, Panda Panda perform as part of "Asian American Jazz Festival: Chicago-Osaka Sister City 30th Year Celebration." 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Wed 10/22, 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 10/19, Ted Sirota Group. Sun 10/26, Damon Short & Jim Baker, David Boykin with Karl E.H. Seigfried & Mike Reed, Jeff Parker with Josh Abrams & Nori Tanaka perform music by Carla Blew. 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 10/17 through Sun 10/19, Terry Gibbs with the Henry Johnson Organ Express (see Critic's Choice). Tue 10/21 through Sun 10/26, George Coleman Quartet. 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 with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, 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 10/17, Carol Kagy Quartet. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 10/18, Zach Brock Quartet. 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 10/23, Juli Wood, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 10/24, Francine Griffin Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 10/22, 10 PM, Arlo Stanfield Band. 773-871-3757.

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 10/22, 7 PM, Sonkin/Sanborn 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: Sat 10/18, 10 PM, Nightscape. Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

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

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

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

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 10/24, 7 PM, Linda Tate 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 10/17 and Fri 10/24, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Sat 10/18, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. Sat 10/25, Tuey Connell Organ Trio. 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. 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. 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. Tuesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 10/23, Marshall Vente Trio, Chicago Rose host the "Chicago South Side Jazz Nights" series. 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: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 10/21, D. Bayne Septet. Fri 10/24, Jazz Solution. Sat 10/25, Trelogic. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 10/23, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 312-492-6100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 10/25, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 10/19, Alison Ruble. Tue 10/21, Brother John Duo. Sat 10/25, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. 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 10/19, 7:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 10/23, 7:30 PM, Lucy Smith Quartet. 773-338-0600.

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 10/23, Dave Rempis & Tim Daisy, Paul Hartsaw & Frank Rosaly. 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 10/17 and Sat 10/18, Mwata Bowden & Sound Spectrum with discopoet Khari B. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 10/23, Fred Anderson Trio. Fri 10/24, Jarrod Harris. Sat 10/25, Black Earth Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Wed 10/22, Larry Beers, Numbers, George McRae Trio. 773-929-1300.

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

CHASKINAKUY perform at the "La Pena" showcase of Latin folk music and dance; free admission. Wed 10/22, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DOIS NO CHORO Sun 10/19, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston. Call for location. 773-442-4978.DRUMMERS OF WEST AFRICA with Doudou N'Diaye Rose. Mon 10/20, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ENSEMBLE ESPANOL SPANISH DANCE THEATER Sat 10/25, 1 and 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

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.

TIBETAN MONKS OF THE DREPUNG GOMANG MONASTERY & others perform as part of "A Spiritual Banquet of Poetry & Music IV." Sat 10/25, 6:30 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

VASEN Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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: Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 6 PM, Alte Kameraden performs at Oktoberfest (no cover). 847-541-4700.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 10/24, 9:30 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 10/18, 8:30 PM, Ramon Marino, Vicki Cervantes, Luis Badillo, DJ Macanudo perform at "Radio Fiesta!," which includes Bolivian street theater from Teatro Trono. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Burhan Ocal & the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). Sun 10/19, 8:30 PM, Pharaoh's Daughter (see Post No Bills). Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Gomong Monk Project, William Roper's Purple Gums, Jeff Chan Quartet, Jonathan Chen Band perform as part of "Asian American Jazz Festival: The Far East Connection." Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Ruriko Ogani, Jennifer & the Shirayuri Shojo Choir, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues All-Stars, Seiji Yuguchi Wabi Blues, Hide's Blues Band, Panda Panda perform as part of "Asian American Jazz Festival: Chicago-Osaka Sister City 30th Year Celebration." 312-362-9707.

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

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. 312-828-9000.

NBAHRI RHYTHMS 4726 N. Lincoln: Music starts at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/18, Dan Nicky, El Amal. Fri 10/24, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz, El Amal. 773-878-2575.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/17, Havana. Wed 10/22, Orquesta Ranura. 773-276-9730.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 10/25, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

Classical

PIANO STUDENTS OF THE AMERKLAVIER STUDIO in a free all-Liszt program. Wed 10/22, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

COLIN ANDREWS & JANETTE FISHELL organ. Sun 10/26, 3 PM, St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. 312-927-6646.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop conducts a free concert (Handel, Thompson, Gawthrop, Lauridsen, Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni). Sun 10/26, 3 PM, Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott. 312-427-5620.

DENIS AZABAGIC guitar, in a free concert (Villa-Lobos, Pujol, Rivera, Leisner, Assad, Piazzolla). Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

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.

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

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts a program of folk song arrangements. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington, Naperville. Sun 10/26, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

REVERIE BERGER & SAORI CHIBA soprano & piano, in a free recital (Bizet, Brahms, Faure, R. Strauss, Weill). Sat 10/25, 2 PM, Feltre School, 22 W. Erie. 312-255-1133 or 847-733-8116.

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.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 10/22, 7-9 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLISTO ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Harbison, Crumb, Schoenberg). Sun 10/26, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-566-9318.

SAORI CHIBA & ROBERT ATKINS piano & violin, in a free recital (Leclair, Paganini, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Sarasate, Schumann). Sun 10/26, 3 PM, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka. 847-491-9155.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS WIND ENSEMBLE Stephen Squires, conductor, with saxophonist Jan Berry in a free concert (Dahl, Galbraith, Gounod, Rogers). Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with trumpeter Orbert Davis (Baker, Davis, Tchaikovsky). Sun 10/19, 7:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET Tue 10/21, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: 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.

CHOIR OF LAKE COUNTY, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY SINGERS Free admission. Sun 10/26, 4 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 10/18 and Sat 10/25, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THE COMIC INTERMEZZO performs Domenico Sarri's The Clever Woman and the Foolish Man in a free performance. Sun 10/26, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, with soprano Tony Arnold, baritone Steven Swanson, the Pacifica Quartet & Eighth Blackbird (Golijov, Chang, Gubaidulina). Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

BETTE COULSON & EVELYN BINZ perform music for two pianos in a free concert (LaMontaine, Zabrack). Wed 10/22, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

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.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD (Schober, Fitzell, Sanchez-Gutierrez, Mackey, Lerdahl). Sun 10/26, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor, with bassoonist Elizabeth Schurgin (Wagner, Weber, Beethoven). Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

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 10/17, 12:10 PM, organist Woonghee Lee (Bach, Mendelssohn, Messiaen). Fri 10/24, 12:10 PM, organist Joseph Daniel (Buxtehude, Bach, Sowerby, Reger). 312-787-4570.

JAMES GILES & ALAN CHOW perform music for two pianos (Mozart, Schumann, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein). Wed 10/22, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LINDA OGDEN HAGEN & BARBARA VANDERWALL soprano & piano, in a free recital. Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

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.

HEIDRUN HOLTMANN piano, in a free concert (Bach, Goldberg Variations). Mon 10/20, 8 PM, recital hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

INTIMATE OPERA CHICAGO (Puccini, Schumann). Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/26, 3 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509 or 773-342-0602.

GORAN IVANOVIC guitar, in a program of his own compositions. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, LIPA Art Gallery, 160 E. Illinois. 312-329-0812.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Mozart & others). Mon 10/20, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

L'ART POUR L'ART with percussionist Matthias Kaul, flutist Astrid Schmelling & guitarist Ulf Mummert in a free concert (Maierhof, Oehring, Kaul, Huber, Spaulinger). Thu 10/23, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

LIGHT OPERA WORKS performs My Night at Jacques', An Offenbach Folly. 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 10/17, Tue 10/21, and Sat 10/25, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, baritone Peter Mattei & bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). Sat 10/18, Wed 10/22, and Fri 10/24, 7:30 PM, John Mauceri, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Blitzstein, Regina). 312-332-2244.

TAMARA MATTHEWS, DAVID SCHRADER & PAUL SEMANIC soprano, piano & trumpet, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Melani, Scarlatti, Handel). Wed 10/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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.

NEW MUSIC AT GREEN MILL features music of Jiradej Setabundhu, Frank Abbinanti, Julia Miller, George Flynn, Sandra Binion, Athanasia Tzanou, Allain Gaussin, Jeff Kowalkowski, Slamet Sjukur, Juan Solare & Hans Joachim Hespos. Sun 10/26, 2 PM, Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway. 773-878-5552.

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.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY STRING ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Reger, DeLamarter, Hanson, Gade). Thu 10/23, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5921.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor (Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Barber). Sun 10/26, 3 PM, North Theatre, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE with horn soloist Gail Williams (Shostakovich, Wilson & others). Fri 10/24, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with violinist Ann Okagaito (Honegger, Chausson, Berlioz). Sat 10/25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA VERDI EUROPA (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). Thu 10/23, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Mahler, Kritz, Brahms). 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.

AWADAGIN PRATT piano. Sat 10/25, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 312-661-1028.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 10/18 and Sat 10/25, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano, in a free concert (Schumann, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 10/26, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

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.

BRIAN RIGGS guitar. Free admission. Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL & DAVID SCHRADER viola da gamba & harpsichord (Ferrabosco, Marais, C.P.E. Bach). Sun 10/26, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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.

SAVOY-AIRES Daniel Robinson conducts Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Fri 10/17 and Sat 10/18, 7:30 PM, Sun 10/19, 3 PM, Fri 10/24 and Sat 10/25, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/26, 3 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI trombone, with vocalist Silvia Schiavoni & video artist Ilaria Schiaffini in a new-music concert. Mon 10/20, 6:30 PM, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 500 N. Michigan. 312-822-9545.

GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI performs music for trombone & electronics in a free concert (Cage, Scelsi, Maderna, Alandia, Schiaffini). Tue 10/21, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 312-822-9545.

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.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Mendelssohn, Delius, Shostakovich). Sun 10/26, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOLOMIA SOROKA & ARTHUR GREENE violin & piano (Beethoven, Grieg, Skoryk). Sun 10/19, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-772-5522.

THE SOUND OF A VOICE Alan Johnson conducts a production of Philip Glass's opera. Fri 10/17, 8 PM, Sat 10/18, 3 and 8 PM, Sun 10/19, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Wed 10/22 and Thu 10/23, 7:30 PM, Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Sat 10/25, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 10/26, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor (Grofe, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, David). Sat 10/25, 8 PM, Ozinga Auditorium, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SYMPHONY II Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with cellist Mark Kosower (Dvorak, Weber, Sibelius). Sun 10/26, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PIANO STUDENT RECITAL Free admission. Thu 10/23, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with bass-baritone Rick Ziebarth, the University of Chicago Chorus & Motet Choir & dancers from the Hyde Park School of Ballet in a family Halloween concert (Bach/Stokowski, Wagner, Berlioz, Gounod, Boito, Lloyd Webber). Sat 10/25, 7 and 9 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

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

VERKL€RTE STRING QUARTET Mon 10/20, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

WALLER & MAXWELL GUITAR DUO (Giuliani, Holland, Foden, Weise, Mertz, Beaser). Thu 10/23, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636 or 773-442-5921.

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.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Judith Willoughby, conductor, with double bassist Michael Cameron (Copland, Kay, Tann & others). Fri 10/24, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

Fairs & Festivals

ANDERSONVILLE ARTS SMORGASBORD features performances at various venues. Sat 10/18, Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark: 1 PM, Judy Torigoe. Cafe Boost, 5400 N. Clark: 1 PM, Andersonville Suzuki Academy; 2:30 PM, Pamela Richardson; 4 PM, Angel Paint; 5 PM, Sweet Fern. Ebenezer Sanctuary, 1650 W. Foster: 7 PM, Jennifer Trowbridge. Sun 10/19, Cafe Boost, 5400 N. Clark: 1 PM, Skip Landt; 4:30 PM, Jeff VanDenBussche. St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina: 2 PM, John Moulder. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark: 2:45 PM, Judy Torigoe. 773-728-2995.

CAMP CHGO INDIE MUSIC FEST Fri 10/17, Transmission Gallery, 840 W. Washington: 7 PM, Dabor Spas Beken, Autumn-Waking, Dakota/Dakota, Male Models, Candy Sweat, Paul's Sad Bastard Chicken Coop. Sat 10/18, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee: 7-10 PM, Anna Oxygen, the Blow, Pash. Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia: 10 PM, DJ Texx Watson, DJ All Over Your Face, DJ Pillz, DJ Iamthekiller. Sun 10/19, Fireside Bowl, 2646 W. Fullerton: 6 PM, Karl Blau, (((Vvrssnn))), Dirty Projectors, Gift Machine. Mon 10/20, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago: 7 PM, Greg Davis, Bobby Birdman, YACHT. 312-502-0198.

Miscellaneous

KATHLEEN GIBSON'S AMAZING INVISIBLE JITTERBUG BAND Performance for children and their families up to age ten; free admission. Sat 10/25, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

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.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert. 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.

GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI, TV POW, GENE COLEMAN, JONATHAN CHEN perform at Sound Field 2003. Mon 10/20, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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