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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AGAINST ME, FIFTH-HOUR HERO, BROKEDOWNS, CHARLESTON DUELING SOCIETY, FAREWELL SOCIETY All-ages. Sat 11/1, 6 PM, Subculture Skate Park, 37 W 950 Mason, Elgin. 847-931-0813.

IAN ANDERSON 18 & over. Sun 11/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ASCAP CABARET: COMING HOME Chicago Humanities Festival performance hosted by Karen Mason, with Susan Werner, Marcy Heisler, Tom Andersen, Jason Graae, Mark Hollmann, Barry Kleinbort; sold out. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

FREDDIE BAIN Benefit for River North Dance Company and the Heartland Alliance. Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Cheetah Gym, 5248 N. Clark. 773-728-7777.

TRACY BECK Free concert. Tue 11/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, VON FREEMAN, MATT FERGUSON, REGINALD R. ROBINSON & others perform at the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy's 2003 Heroes Awards (preceded by a reception at 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM). Thu 11/6, 8:15 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute, 112 S. Michigan. 312-786-1121.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4824 W. 211th, Matteson. 708-679-1835.

CHAPTER 6 A cappella concert. Sun 11/9, 4 PM, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

C.J., FAIRLY UNBALANCED, POT LUCK perform at "The Gong Show." Sat 11/1, midnight, WNEP Theater, 3209 N. Halsted. 773-755-1693.

PAUL COLMAN TRIO, ELMS, SARAH KELLY Thu 11/6, 7 PM, Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University, 1525 Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-752-6800.

CROSSTALK with Virgil Moorefield, Jeffrey Weeter, Paul Failla, followed by a laptop improvisation session. Thu 11/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DAVID CROWDER BAND, CHARLIE HALL, LOUIE GIGLIO Fri 10/31, 7:30 PM, Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day, Deerfield. 847-317-6800.

CRYSTAL VISION Free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DA BAND, MVP, DJ JOHNNY VICIOUS perform at the Pimp & Ho Ball. Sat 11/1, 8:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DANIELSON FAMILE, LONESOME ORGANIST Thu 11/6, 7 and 10 PM, Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

ANTHONY DAVIS AND CHARLES BRANHAM: MALCOLM AND MUHAMMAD Discussion with performances of selected arias from X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, with Thomas Young, Timothy Blevins, Patrick Blackwell, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/2, 4:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-494-9509.

GAVIN DEGRAW Free in-store performance. Thu 11/6, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DENNY DIAMOND & THE LONGFELLOWS, ALL STAR BAND Benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Sun 11/9, 6:30 PM, Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison, Franklin Park. 847-671-5483.

DROPKICK MURPHYS, CASUALTIES, AVOID ONE THING All-ages. Fri 11/7, 6:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

DUVALL Free in-store performance. Sat 11/8, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, JIMMY WEBB Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 312-944-6200 or 312-559-1212.

GODSMACK, ADEMA Sold out. Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

ESTER HANA performs on piano as School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni paint at a silent auction and benefit for the student scholarship fund. Sat 11/8, 6 PM, BareWalls, 847 W. Jackson. 312-899-7414.

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.

HE LOVES, AND SHE LOVES: A LOVE AFFAIR IN LYRICS Chicago Humanities Festival concert with Steve Ross, Klea Blackhurst, Billy Stritch, Anna Bergman includes a discussion with Barry Day and Robert Kimball; sold out. Mon 11/3, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

HEWHOCORRUPTS, PSYCHO SCAPEGOAT, I.R.E., ILLUMINATI, AFTERPROJECT Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS ORCHESTRA performs "Romancing the Movies" under the direction of pianist Mac Frampton, with trumpeter Cecil Welch and violinist Martin Sause. Sun 11/2, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

RICK JAMES, TEENA MARIE Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE KIMOCK BAND 18 & over. Fri 10/31, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

KING CRIMSON 18 & over. Sat 11/8 and Sun 11/9, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CYNDI LAUPER Sold out. Fri 11/7, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 312-944-6200.

LI-YOUNG LEE Free music and poetry performance and discussion. Wed 11/5, 10:30 AM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3135.

LESS THAN JAKE, YELLOWCARD, FALLOUT BOY, PUNCHLINE All-ages. Thu 11/6, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

RUSS LONG performs music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; free concert. Fri 10/31, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MARK LOWRY, LORDSONG, STAN WHITMIRE Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY TO BE THERE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BERNSTEIN, COMDEN, AND GREEN Benefit gala for the Chicago Humanities Festival performed under the direction of Michael Barrett, with Amanda Green, Phyllis Newman, Judy Kaye, Sylvia McNair, Sherrill Milnes, Joseph Kaiser, Jason Graae. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509 or 312-661-1028, ext. 20.

STEVEN LUTVAK performs as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival; sold out. Sat 11/1, noon, Noble Theater Company, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

LUIS MIGUEL Sat 11/8, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MOE. 10/31 with opener AC/DShe; both shows all-ages. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

EDDIE MONEY, SURVIVOR Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NICKELBACK, TRAPT, THREE DAYS GRACE Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

NIGHT RIDERS Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, RUSTED ROOT, GRANDADDY with Midnight Circus. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

OH MY GOD Free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

WILLY PORTER, JUSTIN KING Sat 11/8, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PRIMUS All-ages. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

ABE QUIGLEY Free concert. Mon 11/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, LOS LONELY BOYS Tue 11/4, 7:30 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, Lucinda & Normal, De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

RATDOG 18 & over. Mon 11/3 and Tue 11/4, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PETER SALTZMAN with Michael Fiorino, Steve Roberts, Tom Jasek perform as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/2, 12:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

SAVING TAN MANHATTAN: A CELEBRATION OF ANDY RAZAF AND EUBIE BLAKE Chicago Humanities Festival performance of the "lost" musical, with Dick Hyman, Max Morath, Heather Headley, Karla Burns, Billy Porter, Terry Waldo, Reginald Robinson, Frank Owens, the Chicago Sinfonietta. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

MARTIN SEXTON 18 & over. Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SHADOWS FALL, LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, UNEARTH All-ages. Thu 11/6, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

STEVE & LIAM Free concert. Fri 11/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STREET DOGS, SQUARED OFF All-ages. Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

THIRD EYE BLIND, JOSH KELLEY, DAKONA Sold out. Mon 11/3, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MARYMONICA THOMAS performs the music of Dorothy Dandridge as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival; sold out. Sat 11/8, 2 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

THREE MO' TENORS Sat 11/8, 8 PM, and Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS, KIMYA DAWSON, REVEREND JEN See Critic's Choice on Kimya Dawson; all-ages. Fri 10/31, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NICHOLAS TREMULIS ORCHESTRA Free concert. Thu 11/6, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

TV ON THE RADIO Free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PAUL VEZMER Free in-store performances. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

WALLY HARPER AND SHERMAN YELLEN: JOSEPHINE TONIGHT Discussion and performance with Kathleen Murphy as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/9, 2:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WEEN Fri 11/7 through Sun 11/9, 7:30 PM (11/7-8 sold out; 11/9 18 & over), the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WEEN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/8, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

WEIRD SISTERS Fri 10/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MATHIEU WERCHOWSKI Sat 11/8, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

YID VICIOUS Sun 11/9, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 10/31, 7 PM, Marshall Crenshaw & His Two or Three Friends, Riptones; 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub); 10:30 PM, Honeybees (benefit for the This Is Me Foundation for youth). Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Black Keys (see Spot Check), Bobby Bare Jr., Thee Shams. Sun 11/2, 9 PM, John Brown's Body, Deals Gone Bad. Mon 11/3, 9 PM, Themselves with Dose One, DAX, Jel, Clue to Kalo (18 & over). Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Razed in Black, Project 44, Glis, Christ Analogue (18 & over). Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Punsapaya, Dirty Americans, Hyper Maximus. Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray, David Dondero (18 & over). Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Seam, EE, Aden, Pete the Genius, Mirror America (benefit for the Steven K. Pak Memorial Fund). Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Fitz & the Celts, Michael McDermott, Dick Holliday, Orphans, Salthill Mines & members of the Muck Brothers perform at a benefit for the Jeffrey Pride Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. 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 10/31, Farm Crew. Sat 11/1, Twitch, Stink Fried Rice. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 11/7, Van Go, Crackpot. Sat 11/8, Madhappy. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Fri 10/31, 9:30 PM, Johnny Star & the Meteors. First Friday of every month, 8:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31, Smuggling Molasses, A New January, Cripple Town, Billy Seagrave. Sat 11/1, Busker Soundcheck with Bruce Lamont perform "as Led Zeppelin," Decibators perform "as Judas Priest." Sun 11/2, Echo Farm, Commodes, Everyday Celebrity. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/4, 420, Julian's Ride, Buddy G. Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Expatriates, Big Smith, the Push (benefit for the film A Day on the Force). Thu 11/6, Sequoia, Raised on Zenith, Plura, Envoys. Fri 11/7, Matt Mercado, Mesa, Homage Sun, Bad Forum. Sat 11/8, Missile, Avocet, Green Scare, Red Wigglers, Stewed Coots. Sun 11/9, Last Show, Die Princess Die, Uphill Ski Team, Ammi. 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 10/31, John Hothespall, Good Bookins. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 10/31, 7:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Terry Donlon. 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-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.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. Sat 11/1, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. Sat 11/8, 9 PM-1 AM, MaryMonica Thomas. 312-587-3660.

BLUE IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Dizzy Stick. 708-429-1000.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Captured! by Robots performs the robot musical "The Ten Commandments," Guns and Moses, Detholz, Velcro Lewis & the Silver Bullet Band, Johnny Westerlake & His Tender Years (18 & over). Sat 11/1, 6 PM, Queers, Methadones, Phenoms, Shot Baker (all-ages); 10 PM, Alternative TV (see Post No Bills), Broke Revue, M.O.T.O., Chalet Chalet. Sun 11/2, 8 PM, Maritime, Rocket Summer, Owen, Troubled Hubble (18 & over). Tue 11/4, 8 PM, Elliott, Drumkan, Your Black Star (18 & over). Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Celldweller, Reforma, Fashion Bomb, Brain Chiggers (18 & over). Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Visionaries with LMNO, 2Mex, Lord Zen, Dannu & Key Kool, DJ Rhettimatic, DJ What?, PACIFICS, Typical Cats (18 & over). Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Waxwings, the Billy Nayer Show, New Constitution. Sat 11/8, 4 PM, Give Up the Ghost, Bled, Daughters (all-ages); 9 PM, Pelican, Defender, Sweet Cobra, No Funeral (18 & over). Sun 11/9, 5 PM, God Forbid, Burning Down, Adreil (all-ages); 10 PM, Rebecca Gates, Chris Brokaw. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 10:30 PM, and Fri 10/31, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Sat 11/1, Tea Leaf Green, Del Mar. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 11/7, Dirty Love. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Drunks With Instruments, Left Living. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Leyden Moon, T.D. Clark. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays. Fri 10/31, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sun 11/2, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. Fri 11/7, David Bruce. Sun 11/9, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sat 11/1, Superfly & the Milkshake. Sat 11/8, Stank. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Sundays, DJ Rozco, Pat B. 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 10/31 and Sat 11/1, Torturing Elvis. Fri 11/7, Randy Rich & the Poor Boys. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Powerknobs, Low Profile, Run Chico Run. 312-922-6392.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31, Carla Bozulich's Red Headed Stranger. 773-463-0158.

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 10/31, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Gina Gibson. 847-647-8282.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open mike (no cover). 847-836-8820.

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

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. 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. First Thursday of every month, Monika & Patty spin punk, pop, and emo. 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.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, DJs spin (no cover). Sun 11/2, 9 PM, Bounty Killer (see Critic's Choice), Vybez Kartel. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Artist Child. Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Catfight. Sun 11/9, 9 PM, Shana Wolf. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 10/31, 10:30 PM, Fabulous Janes. Sat 11/1, 10:30 PM, Hans & the Hormones. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Arra, SJB. Sat 11/8, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Voices. 847-706-1700.

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 10/31, 8 PM, and Sat 11/1, 8 and 10:30 PM, Sydney Friedman. Fri 10/31 and Fri 11/7, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Wed 11/5, 1:30 PM, Pamela Sue Fox & George Howe. Wed 11/5 through Sat 11/8, 8 PM, and Sun 11/9, 7 PM, Cory Jamison with pianist Beckie Menzie. Sat 11/8, 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. 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. Fri 10/31, Night Callers, DJ Spookmachine. Sun 11/2, DJs Mark & Pete spin music on Booker T's birthday. Mon 11/3, DJs Greg & Joe spin punk. Tue 11/4, DJ Scot spins metal. Thu 11/6, DJs John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Local H, Figdish, Giant Step, Woolworthy, High Plains Drifter, Last Vegas, Blackbox perform at the 7th annual Halloween Bash (sold out). Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Dirtbombs, Sights, Ponys. Tue 11/4, 9 PM, Phix (Phish tribute), Family Groove Band. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Loretta, Cordy, Tom Daily & the Volunteers. Fri 11/7, 10 PM, I Am the World Trade Center, Aspera, Codebreaker, Life During Wartime DJs. Sat 11/8 and Sun 11/9, 10 PM, Twilight Singers. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31, Only Sons. Sat 11/1, Jank. First Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/31, Aunt Janet. Sat 11/1, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/7, Margarita Island (no cover). Sat 11/8, Howard & the White Boys. 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.

DURKIN'S TAVERN 810 W. Diversey: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, DJs spin. 773-525-2515.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 10/31, Rubber performs "as Motley Crue." Sat 11/1, Modern Day Romeos, Otherwise Civilized. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thu 11/6, Wojdyla. Fri 11/7, Swing Crew, Ten With Strangers. Sat 11/8, Naughty Boy Jack, Bad Medicine, Julie Dutchak. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, 9 Mile. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Son of Dad. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Outer Drive, Free Wheels, Austin Willacy. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 11/4, 10 PM, Passion Trip. Thu 11/6, 7:30 PM, the Alarm. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Quasi (see Critic's Choice), Ladybug Transistor (see Critic's Choice), Perfect Panther. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Peanut Butter Wolf, Wildchild, Dudley Perkins, DJ Romes. Mon 11/3, 9:30 PM, Quasar Wut Wut, Holy Ghost, Dakota/Dakota. Thu 11/6, 9:30 PM, Don Caballero, Entrance, Magic Markers. Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Firewater, TV on the Radio, Birdland. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Amon Tobin, Telefon Tel Aviv, Chris Widman. Sun 11/9, 9:30 PM, Whirlwind Heat, Countdown, Call Me Lightning. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, Mason & Knobs host karaoke. Sat 11/1, Backyard. Sat 11/8, Alex & the All-Stars. 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. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 10/31, Dub Dis. Sat 11/1 and Wed 11/5, Indika. Sun 11/2, Fri 11/7, and Sun 11/9, Dub Dis. Mondays, DJs spin. Thu 11/6, Hydro. Sat 11/8, Border Patrol. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, Jeff Moyer, Pas/Cal. 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: Mon 11/3, 6 PM, Night Riders. 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. Sat 11/1, Kato the Houseboy. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 11/8, Catfight. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/31, Lynch. 773-685-8083.

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

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. 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 10/31, 8 PM, Nerves, Drapes, Red-Eyed Legends, Ruby Doe. Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Traitors, Mashers, Dutchmen, Groadies, Bridge on Fire. Sun 11/2, 6 PM, Liars Academy, Bear vs. Shark, Divide by Zero, My Hotel Year; 10 PM, Beatings. Tue 11/4, 8 PM, Alias, Sole, Odd Nosdam, Telephone Jim Jesus. Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Paper Bullets, A Band Called Blower, Voodoo Organist, One Last Walk. Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Xiu Xiu, Wrangler Brutes, Candyland Riots, Stillwell. Fri 11/7, 6 PM, Open-Heart Surgery, Mock Orange, the Snake the Cross the Crown; 10 PM, Big Big Shoulders, Waxon 7. Sat 11/8, 5 PM, the Ghost, the Exit, Sweet Science, Desert City Soundtrack, Jet by Day; 10 PM, New Black, Fast Product, Stiffed. Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Retisonic, Fourth Rotor, Wives. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/31, 9:30 PM, Skeletons, Luther Wright & the Wrongs (see Spot Check). Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Sleepy LaBeef (with live documentary filming). Thu 11/6, 8:30 PM, Acoustic Strawbs (see Spot Check). Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Insiders, Rockamatics. 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 10/31, Underwater People. Sat 11/1, Seven Day Run. Fri 11/7, Pranksters. Sat 11/8, Class of '68. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 10/31, 9:30 PM, Twist & Shout. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Epic Hero, Daddy Green Jeans. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/31, Charlie Smyth. Sat 11/1, Reactavox. Wed 11/5, open mike and poetry showcase hosted by Jill O'Sullivan. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 11/7, Tim Hardie performs at an art opening with photography and music. Sat 11/8, Laura Braun. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Byte. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (hip-hop MC battle). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/31, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 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. 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 10/31, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Cover Girls. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Milkplow. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Balloonatic, Juzt Nutz. 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 DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/1, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. 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 10/31, Leroy Fix, Redneck Exorcist, Loaded. Sat 11/1, Big Buildings, Rhineland Bastards, Gnomes. Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Nadas. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Starlike Collision, Autumn's Remorse, Buzz Specters. Fri 11/7, Vee Dee, Branches, the Post. Sat 11/8, Zoser, Czar, Small Change, Contriband. Sun 11/9, 9 PM, Summer Hymns, Manishevitz, Goldenboy. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Sun 11/2, 9 PM, Mark Perak. Wed 11/5, 10 PM, Bora Yoon performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Los Dinamicos de Guerrero (no cover). Sat 11/8, 9 PM, John Kimsey. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/31 and Fri 11/7, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, DJ Jason Lazarus. Thu 11/6, 8 and 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Frog Holler. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Swamp Sugar, Kevin Stacey; 11 PM, DJ Matt Fields. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/31, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), Super Deluxe. Sat 11/1, Knobs, Ernie Hendrickson Band, Everet Atkins & the Downslope. Wed 11/5, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Continuum, Amoreys (no cover). Sat 11/8, Lightning & Thunder. 773-929-0944.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Cosmic Haze. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 11/4, 9:30 PM, Daily Plannet. Wed 11/5, 8 PM, DJs spin at the postshow party following Fivestar Boogie's performance piece "Ladies' Night Out." Fri 11/7, 6 PM, Fertile Ground spins at a tribute to Assata Shakur, with hip-hop performances presented by the Dialogue Group. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Chicago Afrobeat Project (18 & over). Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Dread Zeppelin, El Guapo, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute) (18 & over). Sun 11/2, 9 PM, RZA (see Critic's Choice), Das EFX, Northstar (18 & over). Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Slightly Stoopid, Mix Mob, Swizzle Tree, Usual Suspects (18 & over). Thu 11/6, 6:15 PM, Maroon5, Gavin DeGraw, Michael Tolcher (sold out). Fri 11/7, 5:30 PM, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Jakehead (18 & over); 11 PM, Ferry Corsten, DJ Rap (18 & over). Sun 11/9, 6:15 PM, Dimmu Borgir, Nevermore, Children of Bodom, Hypocrisy (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/31, 9:30 PM, Commander Cody. Wed 11/5, 4:30 PM, Gayle Ritt. Fri 11/7, 4:30 PM, Buchanan. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 11/6, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 11/7, Shaking Tree. Sat 11/8, Run of the Mill. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Tue 11/4, 8:30 PM, Head Over Heels (no cover). 773-935-2118.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 11/1, 9 PM, John Eddie; 11 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 11/7, 8 PM and midnight, Rick Springfield. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Underwater People, Tim Mahoney. 312-337-3486.

JT'S PORCH 665 W. Roosevelt, Lombard: Sat 11/8, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 630-932-9596.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Valley of the Dolls. 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: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Evil Beaver. Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Starrunner. Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. 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 10/31, 10 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Bleed, Gravetones, Preachers Kids. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Primo, Alora, Segway. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special. Tue 11/4, 10 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Unibrow, Sunspots. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Rolls, Thing 3. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Dexter, Sara Hollister Band, Aberrant. 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.

MAGIC TOUCH 5728 W. Belmont: Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Tempered Faith. 773-725-7837.

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 10/31, 10 PM, "Tributosaurus: Jimi Hendrix" with Vlad the Impaler. Sat 11/1, 7:30 PM, Seven Nations; 10 PM, Old No. 8, Steepwater Band. Sun 11/2, 8 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Kevin Montgomery. Tue 11/4, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 11/5, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: Paul Simon," Motion to Fix. Thu 11/6, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with the Honeybees (no cover). Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Monte Montgomery, Bill Deasey. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Indoor Boy, Bobby Stratosphere, Sleepover. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/31, midnight, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Johnny Vidacovich, Frank Catalano, Tea Leaf Green (18 & over). Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Killing Joke (see Spot Check), Amen (18 & over). Mon 11/3, 6:30 PM, Six Feet Under, Skinless, Behemoth, As I Lay Dying (all-ages). Wed 11/5, 7 PM, Phantom Planet, Ben Lee (all-ages). Thu 11/6, 9 PM, the Rapture, Gil Mantera's Party Dream (18 & over). Fri 11/7, 6:30 PM, Soul Position with RJD2, Blueprint, DJ PRZM, Illogic (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Flickerstick, Fiction Plane, Blue Epic (18 & over). Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Oh My God, Lying in States, Rollo Tomasi, Blue Shade Witness (18 & over). Sun 11/9, 6:30 PM, Academy, Afterproject, Junior Varsity, Holden's Catch (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/1, the Pack. Sat 11/8, Prowlers. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Monkeys in Man Suits. Sat 11/1, 10:30 PM, DJs spin at the All Saints' Dance Party. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Thu 11/6, 10 PM, P53. 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 11/8, Evidence. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/31 and Fri 11/7, Skinny Dippers. Sat 11/1, Mama's Dirty Secret. Tue 11/4, Frank & Dave. Wed 11/5, Neil Rose Band. Thu 11/6, Mike Brumfield. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/31, Killie McGee, Government Warning. Sat 11/1, Vidaloo Explosion. Sun 11/2, "On Da Groove" hosts an open jam. Tue 11/4, Dance Your Ass Off. Wed 11/5, Dr. Disco hosts karaoke. Thu 11/6, Dirty Things, Acshen. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Penthouse Sweets, Manservant, Hot Dog City, Woodrows, Epicycle, Rockets Over Sweden, Celestial Static. Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Edward Burch & the Staunch Characters, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Electric, Delafields, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Triple Whip. Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Axidentprone, Alex Maier (all-ages). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Applecake, Hazing Kate, Revelator. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Mabel, Wonderful Smith, Upside Groove Coalition, Rant Music. Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Jesters, Get Everett (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Angry Chair, Absentees, Fallen Wisdom. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 11/5, 10 PM, Et Cetera, Adenine, Lesser Event. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Calico System, Chapter Seven, Emetic, Reflux. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Elizabeth Whitney, Nomy Lamm perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Cathari, Floating City. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 10/31, 10 PM, Wordsworth, Rise, Akbar, Sidewalk Skolaz, Knomadz, DJ Third Rail. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Dixie Witch, Burnout, Penance, High Plains Drifter, Chicago Afrobeat Project; 1:30 AM, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, DJ Panacea spin funk, hip-hop, and disco. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, John Swift, Clash Titan with Phunk and Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 11/5, 10:30 PM, Respect the Microphone, Sidewalk Skolaz, Knomadz, RB Green. Fri 11/7, 10 PM, RPG, Decibators, High Violets, Lavellas. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 10/31, 7 PM, Kittie, Motograter, 40 Below Summer, Paincore (all-ages). Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Flathead Fillups. Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Trouble. 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.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Irene. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/31, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). 815-758-2715.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/31, 7 PM, Craig Perry; 9:30 PM, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 11/1, Stump the Host. Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 11/5, Satellite Thieves. Thu 11/6, Run Logan. Fri 11/7, Sonnets, Specs. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 10/31, Soul Circus. Sat 11/1, Rte. 66. Wed 11/5, Michael Coleman. Sat 11/8, 7 Deez. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31, Monster Trux. Sat 11/8, Polkaholics. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/31, Patty Elvis. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Farmageddon. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fri 10/31, 6 PM, "costume drum bash." Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Dawning; 10 PM, Jaliya Ensemble, Drummygirl. 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 10/31, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Kent Rose. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Decemberists, Earlimart, Orwell. Sun 11/2, 9 PM, Myllhouse, Zykos, Delorentos. Tue 11/4, 8 PM, Jack Ingram, Gus Black (see Spot Check). Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Stars, Elkland, Kimya Dawson (see Critic's Choice). Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Hot Machines, the Girls, Cuts, Mystery Girls. Fri 11/7, 7 PM, David Mead, Mark Johnson; 10 PM, Oskar Saville, Dylan Rice. Sat 11/8, 7 PM, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli; Sat 11/8, 10 PM, and Sun 11/9, 9 PM, Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas (11/8 with Brendon Massei; 11/9 18 & over show with Hanalei). 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Natural Addiction. Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Slampede, Bloodloss, Dystails, Numb (all-ages). Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Bad Element, Born Electric. 630-790-6100.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/31, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken-word showcase hosted by Jordan Taggart with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Locals, Half Mad Poet, Blaq Lily (benefit for Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Scholarship Program). Sun 11/2, Plane, Miranda Sound (see Spot Check), Dig for Fire. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wed 11/5, Latest, High Strung, Ammi. Thu 11/6, Jenny Toomey & Franklin Bruno (see Spot Check), Michael Zapruder, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Fri 11/7, Jucifer, Sullen, Tusk, Rhineland Bastards. Sat 11/8, Dirges, Headache City, Love Dictators. Sun 11/9, S.V.D., Cruciform Injection, Comasoft, DJ Mr. Entropy. 773-278-6600.

THE EAGLE 5015 N. Clark: Wed 11/5 through Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Kinsey Sicks. 773-871-7610.

TIN LIZZIE 2483 N. Clark: Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Guilty. 773-549-1132.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/1, Phisted. 773-871-7799.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Matt Russell, Rachael Sage, Angie Aparo. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Rachel McCartney, Lojo Russo. Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Lanky, Mark Lonsway, Travis Dow. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 11/4, 8 PM, Kristoffer Carter, Easy Tiger. Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Dan Lipton. Thu 11/6, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight Unplugged." Fri 11/7, 6 PM, Amy Speace, David Morreale, Stephen Taylor, Edge City. Sat 11/8, 7 PM, Ode, Mars Arizona, Debe Welch. Sun 11/9, 7 PM, Victoria, Kellie Lin Knott, Justin Roth. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/31, DJ Boo Berry. Sat 11/1, Joe Dittman Band, Autumn-Waking. Sundays, open turntables. Tuesdays, DJ Chops. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. Fri 11/7, Broken Finger, Bent-Til-Broken. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sun 11/2, 6 PM, "Young Cats" showcase; 8 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Her All-Stars. 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 10/31, Copycat (Blue Man Group tribute). Sat 11/1, Chicago Soul Kings. Sat 11/8, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). 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 10/31, Baaro. Sat 11/1, Dansika, Universal Expression. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Fri 11/7, Ark Band. Sat 11/8, Rico, New Flavor. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31, Abstract Giants, Starcandy. Sat 11/1, 56 Hope Road, Dark Green Bottles. Sun 11/2, Stab Atlas, Lomax, Mary Ellis. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 11/5, Larry Beers, Blair Mitch Project. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 11/7, Motiv, Braintree, B-Line. Sat 11/8, Bump, Unit. 773-929-1300.

Dance

DJ TUCCI, KENNY DREAD, STARLA spin progressive, house, and trance with live percussion and vocals. Sat 11/1, 8:15 PM, Healing Earth Resources, 3111 N. Ashland. 773-327-8459.

BEN FASMAN hosts a free DJ workshop. Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Highschool, 1542 N. Milwaukee (third floor). 773-292-9255.

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, Frankie J. 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. First Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. 773-348-4975.

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

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 10/31, Paul Anthony, Damien Johnson. Tue 11/4, Stax, DJ Sinjin spins techno. Wednesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. Thu 11/6, Chad Sommer, Swamy, Astro, Glyde. Sat 11/8, Gene Farris. Sun 11/9, Miss Plastique, Adrienne Sanchez spin at the Pleasure Play Uniform Party. 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.

BUTTERFIELD 8 713 N. Wells: First Thursday of every month, 7 PM, DJ Groove, Sunny Singh. 312-327-0940.

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. Fri 10/31, Andre Solaris, DJ Pawel, Piotrek Michalak. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, and First Friday of every month, Chris Gin. 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. Fri 10/31, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch, Billy the Kid, 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.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: Fri 10/31, 9 PM-4 AM, David Waxman, DJ Tobias, Victor R. Sat 11/1, 9 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Jernell Geronimo. Sun 11/2, 9 PM-4 AM, David Knapp. Fri 11/7, 9 PM-4 AM, Cedric Gervais, DJ Tobias, Victor R. Sat 11/8, 9 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Jernell Geronimo. Sun 11/9, 9 PM-4 AM, Pete Crow. 312-266-1900.

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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 11/3, Mark Ferguson, 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 10/31, 8 PM, DJ Punisher, Tim Xavier, Brenda D., DJ_S. Sat 11/1, Julius Oliver, Brian Reich, Dave Britton. Sun 11/2, 9 PM, Andy Buttell spins punk. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One, DJ Duro. Thursdays, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX spin house. 773-276-1411.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Signified Sound System, D Double, DJ AM/PM, J Too, J Illa. 773-489-3160.

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. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 312-787-7600.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

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

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fri 10/31, Chris Gin, David Fenmore spin 80s music. 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. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

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

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

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

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

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Tony Talwar, DJ Mood, DJ Raja, Aladdin. 312-245-0333.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos, Agent 47, DJ Marcel. 312-440-8841.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, 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), Willis Wonka. 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.

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 nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis, DJ Form spin hip-hop. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba, DJ Form 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 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 9 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, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. 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.

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 10/31, John Acquaviva. Sat 11/1, King Britt, Janel Roland. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, Laura Shawcago spins punk, rock, and glam metal. Thu 11/6, Tommie Sunshine, Disc Jockey CB. Fri 11/7, Dayhota, John Curley. Sat 11/8, Josh Wink, Colette. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Sun 11/2, 11 PM, King Britt (DJ set). Tuesdays, DJ Cortland spins soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, African, and Brazilian at "The Supreme Court Hearings." Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Fri 11/7, John Arnold, Ayro, Hybrid. 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). 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: Sat 11/1, 9 PM-3 AM, Proem, Proswell, Syndrone, Burst Architecture, Quantazelle, Shift, Four/4, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline. 773-388-0185.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Sat 11/1, E Smoove, Forbidding Girls of Club O, Jevon Jackson, Just Joey. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Mon 11/3, Chris Gin, Mike Fritz with guests. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny "Jammin'" Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Eric H., DJ Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

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

TINI MARTINI 2169 N. Milwaukee: Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Andre Solaris, Nosmo, Lovebone & Keith Lotta, Robert Kobryn, Rikler, Mili Sefic, Gary Lacosta, Avex Axiom, Paul G., Daniel Mnookin, Shuga Rose. 312-269-2900.

TIZI MELLOUL 531 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Disco Kitty. 312-670-4338.

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. Sat 11/1, 9 PM-5 AM, Too White Crew performs at the 3rd annual Chicago Pimp & Ho Halloween Bash. Thu 11/6, Sander Kleinberg. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: First 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. Fri 10/31, Bozo Porno Circus, Ryan Bedlam. Sat 11/1, Plastikman, Magda. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Sat 11/8, Terry Mullan, Justin Long, Mike Steele, HRME. 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.

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, Bam Bam Buddha & others perform at "Porno-palooza." 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. Mondays, DNS, Monna spin jazz and 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). Sat 11/1, Dieselboy, Psycho Bitch. Mon 11/3, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 11/7, Gene Farris, Johnny Fiasco, Tim Shumaker. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free concert. Mon 11/3, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

JOAN BAEZ Sold out. Sat 11/1 and Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GORDON BOK & CAROL ROHL Sun 11/2, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

COSMIC OTTERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Dot Kent. Sun 11/9, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 773-777-7822.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DEVIL DOG performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Mon 11/3, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

MARK DVORAK Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 630-323-2885.

EMMYLOU HARRIS, BUDDY MILLER See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MICHAEL LAPCHICK performs at "First Friday," hosted by Taylor the Holy Goat (preceded by a song circle at 6:30 PM). Fri 11/7, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOST GHOUL performs string-band music for square and contra dancing. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-777-7822.

DOUGIE MACLEAN Sun 11/9, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JO DEE MESSINA, RACHEL PROCTOR Sun 11/2, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MICHAEL J. MILES ENSEMBLE performs as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival; sold out. Sun 11/2, 2:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, LYNN MORRIS BAND Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

NICKEL CREEK Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PATRICIA PETTINGA Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

RICKY SKAGGS, DEL MCCOURY BAND, MOUNTAIN HEART Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

VELVET GREEN performs at a monthly luncheon. Wed 11/5, noon-4 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

DENNIS WARNER Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

JACK WILLIAMS Sat 11/1, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

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 11/3, 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. Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Blake Shelton. Sundays, 6 PM, Big John. Mondays, Big John, DJ Sux (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/8, Lush Budgett. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music starts at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 11/1, Flintlock. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 11/7, Dalriada. Sat 11/8, Blue Stack. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 11/5, DJ Matt spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

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

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/31, Dooley Brothers. Sat 11/1, Katie Sullivan. Fri 11/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 11/8, Dyed in the Wool. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Switchback (in the side bar). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/1, Tracy Beck. 630-393-1247.

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

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, John Kimsey. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 11/5, 9:30 PM, Paulina Hollers. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Blind Boys of Alabama, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon, Nora O'Connor. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Yonder Mountain String Band (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 11/2, 9:30 PM, Jamie Holesha. Sun 11/9, 9:30 PM, Derek Wu. 773-235-9795.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Hacksaw 3. 773-743-3355.

ONE EAST WILSON GRILL & PUB 1 E. Wilson, Batavia: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joe James hosts an acoustic open mike. 630-761-8309.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 11/4, 8:30 PM, Rogers Park bluegrass jam. 773-274-3239.

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 10/31, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Kent Rose. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 10/31, Rich Ingle. Sat 11/1, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 11/7, Pete Morton. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sun 11/2, Ralph Covert hosts the Old Town School of Folk Music Alumni Show. 773-929-1300.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

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.

MUDDY WATERS TRIBUTE BAND with Pinetop Perkins, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Calvin Jones, Willie Smith, Bob Margolin, Jerry Portnoy. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

ERIC NODEN Sun 11/2, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

ONE IN THE SPIRIT MASS CHOIR under the direction of Percy Gray Jr. A gospel music workshop will be held Saturday, November 8, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 708-848-5860.

LYNDA WEST Free concert. Thu 11/6, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

ROBERT WOOTAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE performs at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a gospel vocal workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/8, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

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. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 10/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 11/1, Eddy Clearwater. Sun 11/2, Aron Burton (no cover). Tue 11/4, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 11/5, Matthew Skoller. Thu 11/6, Lurrie Bell. Fri 11/7, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 11/8, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, Grana Louise Band. Mondays, Fri 11/7, and Sat 11/8, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/4, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wed 11/5, Big Time Sarah Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 10/31, and Sat 11/1, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 11/4, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, 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 10/31 and Sat 11/1, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 11/2, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 11/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/4, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wed 11/5, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 11/6, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 11/7, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 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: Fri 10/31, 9 PM, Little Howlin' Wolf & the Wolf Pack, Johnny B. Moore, West Side Wes. Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Little Leon, Harmonica Khan, L.T. McGee, New Wrecking Crew Band. 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 10/31, 5:30 PM, Jimmy Burns (no cover); 9:30 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys, Nick Moss. Sat 11/1, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chick Willis, Jake La Botz. Sun 11/2, 8:30 PM, "Round Robin Jam" with Jimmy Burns, Carl Weathersby, John Primer, Kenny Smith, Jimmy Sutton, Steve Doyle, Joel Paterson. Mon 11/3, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 11/4, Quintus McCormick. Wed 11/5, Nellie Travis. Thu 11/6, James Solberg. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 10/31, 5:30 PM, Deitra Farr. Mon 11/3, noon, Nick Moss Duo. Wed 11/5, noon, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 11/7, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/31, Groove Hogs. Sat 11/1, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 11/2, 10 PM, Frank Morey, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-276-3600.

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

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band (see Critic's Choice). 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 11/1, 9 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Barrelhouse Bonni plays piano. 773-262-5767.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/31, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Rita Chiarelli. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 11/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/4, Luke Pytel Band. Thu 11/6, Joe Moss hosts an open mike. Sat 11/8, Sam Lay Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/1, 10 PM, Lurrie Bell Band. Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Wed 11/5, 9:30 PM, Paulina Hollers. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Blind Boys of Alabama with others. 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: Sat 11/1, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Sun 11/2, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/4, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 11/1, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, Anthony Gomes, Linsey Alexander with 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. Thu 11/6, Osee Anderson & the Blooze Folks, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, John Primer, Linsey Alexander with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

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

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 11/1, Seventh Sons. Sat 11/8, Fabulous Fish Heads. 773-252-1155.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-782-9091.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, Dave Specter Organ Trio. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 11/7, James Solberg. 815-477-0340.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/31, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 11/1, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 11/5, Sam Goode. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 11/7, Jake La Botz, Devil in a Woodpile, Detroit Junior. Sat 11/8, Floyd Lee. 773-342-0452.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-460-1771.

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.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/31, Pistol Pete. Sat 11/1, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 11/7, Joanna Connor. Sat 11/8, Cadillac Dave. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 11/1, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/7, Howard & the White Boys. 630-264-2739.

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

Jazz

Concerts

JOSH ABRAMS Free concert. Mon 11/3, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE Free concert. Fri 10/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 11/2, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 11/3, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

DOUGLAS EWART, HARRISON BANKHEAD perform at "Poetry Multiplied," with Lorna Dee Cervantes and Pat Payne. Sun 11/2, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

DOUGLAS EWART & ORCHESTRA INVENTIONS with Dee Alexander, Duriel Harris, Mankwe Ndosi, Tatsu Aoki, Darius Savage, Wallace LaRoy McMillan, Mwata Bowden, Dushun Mosley. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Sun 11/9, 11 AM-4 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5801 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

SHAULLANDA LACOMBE performs accompanied by Jeremy Kahn; free concert. Tue 11/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAUL MARINARO Free concert. Fri 11/7, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

JOHN MCLEAN, FRANK CARUSO, PHIL GRATTEAU, SCOTT MASON, MIKE SMITH, TITO CARRILLO, ROB PARTON Free concert. Wed 11/5 and Sun 11/9, 7:30 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 312-341-2238.

NICOLE MITCHELL'S VISION QUEST with David Boykin, Corey Wilkes, Darius Savage, Avreeayl Ra, Savoir Faire, Tomeka Reed, and members of Spiritual Journey Percussion Ensemble; free concert. Fri 11/7, 7 PM, Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake. 312-427-1676.

MOONLIGHTERS Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rtes. 48 & 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

NEW QUARTET with Doug Lofstrom, Mike Levin, James Saunders; free concert. Wed 11/5, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

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

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

JUDY ROBERTS & GREG FISHMAN Sun 11/9, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

MARCUS ROBERTS Performance and discussion with Howard Reich as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/1, 4 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 11/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TOM STEVENS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DON STIERNBERG, DIANE NORMAN Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

KEITH STUBBLEFIELD Sat 11/1, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

TIGERSMILK See Critic's Choice; free admission. Thu 11/6, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/31, 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. 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. 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. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/1, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. 847-717-6759.

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 11/9, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Kristi Merideth. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/31 and Sat 11/1, Carlos Cannon. Sun 11/2 and Mon 11/3, Detour. Tue 11/4 through Sat 11/8, Charlie Johnson. Sun 11/9, Bobby Lewis. 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 MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 8 PM-midnight, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats (no cover). 773-244-0400.

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 11/4, Al Keeler. Fri 11/7, Barry Winograd Trio. 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.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/1, Darren Williams, Jerome Bryerton, Carol Genetti. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 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 10/31, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 11/1, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 11/6, Dede Sampaio Trio. Fri 11/7, Greg Vasquez Duo. Sat 11/8, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sun 11/9, 4 PM, Shout! the Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble, Lucy Smith Quartet. 773-325-2233.

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. First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

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

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Joe Iaco & Richie Pardo. 312-467-0546.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30-11 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-394-3090.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 11/2 and Sun 11/9, 4 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Tue 11/4, 9:30 PM, Tigersmilk (see Critic's Choice). Wed 11/5, 9:30 PM, Bertrand Denzler & Hans Koch perform as a duo and with Jim Baker. 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 11/2, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble. Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 11/3, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 10/31, 7:30 PM, Kristi Merideth. Saturdays, 12:30-4:30 PM, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 11/1, 7 PM, Michelle Moore Trio. Fri 11/7, 7 PM, Upbeat Trio with Mike Cassio. Sat 11/8, 7 PM, Vincent Allen Howell. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. 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: Sun 11/2, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 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 10/31, 9 PM, and Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Orbert Davis Sextet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/1, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Pong Unit One performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 11/5, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/7, 9 PM, and Sat 11/8, 8 PM, George Fludas/Charles Davis Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, John Paris Quartet. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Rotten Milk. 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.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-640-0999.

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 10/31 through Sun 11/2, Frank Morgan Quartet. Tue 11/4 through Sun 11/9, Mose Allison Trio (Sun 11/9 at 4 and 8 PM only). 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.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Spizm (no cover). 773-645-3667.

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 10/31, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). 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). Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 11/7, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

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.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 11/4, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 11/4, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

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: Music from 7-10 PM Wednesdays. Wed 11/5, Jazz Vertigo. 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe 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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 11/8, Nuwki Nu. 630-688-8866.

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 11/7, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Wednesdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 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 10/31, Scott Burns Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. 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. Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Quartet (no cover). Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 11/2, 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Fri 10/31, Alan Gresik, Chicago Rose, Kevin Adair perform at a swing-jazz masquerade ball. Tuesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thursdays, Chicago Rose hosts the "Chicago South Side Jazz Nights" series, Johnny Frigo Trio. 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). 773-472-1000.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience (benefit for the Love Foundation); 9 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience. 312-492-6100.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 11/3, 9:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell, Jimmy Sutton, Joel Paterson. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 11/2, Brother John Duo. 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.

SMITH & WOLLENSKY 318 N. State: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-10 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-670-9900.

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.

SPAZIO'S 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-272-9922.

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 11/6, Chorus of Seeds, Brian Dibblee Strings. 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.

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-625-1500.

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 10/31, Sachal Vasandani. Sat 11/1, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 11/6, 9 PM, Maghostut Trio. 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.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 10/31, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-663-9467.

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

DJ SKAR, GHANATTA INTERNATIONALE with MCs Michael Ofosu and Ernest Opoku perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a hip-hop dance workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/1, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

CESARIA EVORA See Critic's Choice. Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GUERRA FREITAS performs at "AfroFolk Live"; free admission. Wed 11/5, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MOVE MINDSIGHT, KATA RUMBON Sat 11/8, 8 PM, and Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Quilombo Cultural Center, 1753 N. Kimball. 773-227-8879.

RAVI SHANKAR & ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TOM SHARPE Sun 11/2, 4 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

YURI YUNAKOV ENSEMBLE WITH IVO PAPASOV See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Saint Sofia Bulgarian Orthodox Church, 404 Oakton, Des Plaines. 847-827-3201. Sun 11/2, 3 PM (free admission), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Virginia Rodrigues (see Critic's Choice; followed by a late set with Chicago Samba). Sat 11/1, 9 PM, Tama, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz. Sat 11/8, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez y Su Orquesta (tribute to Hector Lavoe). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. Sat 11/8, Rembetika. 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 11/1 and Fri 11/7, 10 PM, El Amal (preceded by a Moroccan and Tunisian drum and dance workshop at 8 PM). 773-878-2575.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 11/1, midnight, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-489-0011.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wed 11/5, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Emilio Valdes. 312-222-1226.

SUSHI SAMBA RIO 504 N. Wells: Sundays, 2-6 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-595-2300.

Classical

ELIZABETH ABOWD, JORDAN TROMMATER, BRIAN HOTCHKIN & SAORI CHIBA sopranos, baritone & piano, in a free concert (Mozart, Faure, R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Britten & others). Sun 11/2, 2 PM, St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland. 773-983-1512.

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC with harpsichordist Richard Egarr in an all-Bach program. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

MICHELLE AREYZAGA soprano, in a free concert (Turina, Granados, Guastavino, Walker, Hoiby, Hundley). Thu 11/6, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ARS ANTIGUA performs music of Haydn in a free Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sat 11/8, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391 or 312-494-9509.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS Alan Heatherington, conductor, with bass Philip Kraus (Mendelssohn, Elijah). Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/9, 7 PM (with preconcert lecture one hour before performance), Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 877-825-5267 or 847-673-6300.

EMANUEL AX piano (Debussy, Rameau, Ravel, Chopin). Sun 11/2, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STEPHEN BALDERSTON & DANIEL PAUL HORN cello & piano, in a free recital (Valentini, Bach, Franck). Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

JULIA BENTLEY & DEBORAH SOBOL mezzo-soprano & piano, perform music of Paul Hindemith in a free concert. Mon 11/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BRANDENBURG ENSEMBLE Jaime Laredo, conductor & violin, with pianist Peter Serkin & flutists Tara Helen O'Connor & Barry Crawford in an all-Bach program. Thu 11/6, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAMES RUSSELL BROWN, RICHARD BARRICK HOSKINS, DAVID SCHRADER & L. RICHARD SOBAK organ, with percussionists Terry Applebaum & Deborah Katz Knowles in a Halloween concert (Bach, Gounod, Wagner & others). Fri 10/31, 10:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin W. Holman, conductor, with bagpiper Adrian Melvin & others (MacCunn, Arnold, Sparke). Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WINDS Edward Benyas conducts Mozart's Harmoniemusik in a free concert. Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS with baritones David Holloway & Richard Stilwell & mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson (Wagner, Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni, Bizet). Sun 11/2, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS in a benefit for Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School (Roussel, Poulenc, Brahms). Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park. 773-498-8880.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Sir Andrew Davis & Duane Wolfe, conductors (Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor, with flutist Kristen Predl (Beethoven, Dvorak, Wells, Mozart). Sat 11/8, 2 PM, Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Rudolph Macciocchi, conductor, with Italian Cultural Center Vocal Scholarship winners in a free program of opera excerpts. Wed 11/5, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

JUDY COLLINS, JOSEPH KAISER, KURT OLLMANN, STEFAN HERSH & TANYA TOMKINS soprano, baritones, violin & cello, with the Callisto Ensemble in a Chicago Humanities Festival program of music by Ned Rorem. Sun 11/9, 5 PM (with preconcert presentation featuring Rorem at 3 PM), Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

CUBE contemporary chamber ensemble performs music of Ned Rorem in a free Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sun 11/9, 2 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

DA CORNETO OPERA Victoria Bond conducts Verdi's Il trovatore. Sun 11/2, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, 5600 N. Fairfield. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-662-2694.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ANN DUGGAN & MARY DREWS violin & piano (Beethoven, Falla). Sun 11/9, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-905-1500.

L'ENSEMBLE PORTIQUE (Morley, Telemann, Corelli, Piazzolla, Gordon). Sun 11/2, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR & STRING ENSEMBLE David Lornson, conductor, with vocal soloists in a free performance (Schubert, Mass in G). Sun 11/2, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

JULIA FISCHER violin, with pianist Robert Kulek (Hindemith, Grieg, Mozart, Prokofiev). Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/31, 12:10 PM, organist Abigail Woods (Bach, Boellmann, Sowerby). Fri 11/7, 12:10 PM, pianist Svetlana Krasnova. 312-787-4570.

FRY STREET QUARTET (Beethoven, Debussy, Rorem). Sun 11/2, 4 PM, private residence, Hyde Park (call for location). 773-442-4978.

FULCRUM POINT with pipa & erhu soloists Yang Wei & Betty Xiang in a family concert. Free admission; advance tickets required. Sun 11/2, noon, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

STEWART GOODYEAR piano. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ERIC HALFVARSON bass, in a benefit for Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame. Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL CHAMBER & GALLERY SINGERS Matthew Walsh conducts Mozart's Requiem. Sun 11/2, 5:15 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-787-8040.

JENNIFER HUR piano, in a free concert (Schubert). Thu 11/6, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 772-702-8069.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Chu-Fang Huang (Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Prokofiev, Bernstein). Sat 11/1, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. Sun 11/2, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

KO ISHIKAWA WITH ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA in a free concert (Ichiyanagi, Takahashi, Coleman, Kagel). Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

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

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Wed 11/5, 6 PM, and Sun 11/9, 1 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor John Treleaven, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). 312-332-2244.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE with the Baechli-Schneider Piano Duo (Brun, Carter, Eisler, Englert, Lutoslawski, Rosenberg, Tower). Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 312-771-4916.

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA of Canada. Pinchas Zukerman, conductor & violin (Rossini, Mozart, Bouliane). Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-394-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEW MUSIC DEPAUL features music of Kurt Westerberg, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Don Malone, Lawrence Fritts & Paul Rhys in a free concert. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with cellist Steven Honigberg (Elgar, Schubert, Bavicchi). Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-790-9806.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Paul Vermel conducts a family concert (Kirk, Poulenc, Saint-Saens). Sun 11/9, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with hornist Gail Williams (Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Wagner, Dello Joio, King). Sun 11/2, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 773-944-5939.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING QUARTET Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8535.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (Beethoven, Haydn, Bach). Sat 11/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY VOICES Robert A. Harris, Stephen Alltop, Judith Willoughby & Julia Davids, conductors. Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Milioto, conductor (Gounod, Bernstein). Sun 11/2, 2 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-433-6430.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with violinist Peter Blagoev (Mendelssohn, Bruch, Karasis). Sun 11/9, 2 PM, Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard. 847-895-2608.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Saint-Saens, Debussy, Creston, Rossini, Miller, Poulenc). Sun 11/2, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

SAMUEL RAMEY & SHERYL WOODS bass-baritone & soprano, with the Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra (Wagner, Rossini, Bellini, Niccolai, Bizet, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, R. Strauss, Floyd). Mon 11/3, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500.

REBEL chamber ensemble (Biber, Telemann, D. Scarlatti, Bach & others). Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BVW 79 in a free concert. Sun 11/2, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Don Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Beethoven, Pachelbel/Rochberg, Corelli, Berlioz, Handel). Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Bartok, Milhaud). Sun 11/9, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

THE SOUND OF A VOICE Alan Johnson conducts a production of Philip Glass's opera. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Sat 11/1, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 11/2, 2:30 PM, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

BORISLAV STRULEV cello, with pianist Mina Tepavcevic in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Glazunov, Bach, Bloch, Popper). Wed 11/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

U.S. OPEN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS features performances by the Prairie Brass Band & others. Sat 11/8, 11 AM-4:15 PM, Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas, Arlington Heights. 773-288-3830.

UNITED STATES MARINE BAND Col. Timothy W. Foley conducts a free concert; sold out. Fri 10/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with saxophonist Neil Sobczak in a free concert (Rossini, Muczynski, Jan Bach & others). Sun 11/2, 3 PM, Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

WANG XIAOHAN piano. Fri 10/31, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

Fairs & Festivals

HUNTER'S MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL St. Josaphat School, Belden & Southport: Sat 11/8, 7 PM, Kelly Hogan; 8 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Kelly Hogan; 10 PM, Waco Brothers. 773-529-9310.

Miscellaneous

CARLETON THE MIME with music performed by Joseph Krowka (all-ages). Sun 11/2, 4 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. 773-525-2508.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sun 11/9, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert. Tue 11/4, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Sat 11/8, 4 PM, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn. 708-788-2118. Sun 11/9, 4 PM, Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston. 847-869-0450.

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