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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) All-ages. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

RANDALL AVERS Sat 11/15, 8 PM, LIPA Art Gallery, 160 E. Illinois. 312-329-0812.

BADLY DRAWN BOY, LEONA NAESS All-ages. Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PETER BLASSER, TWIG HARPER, FASHION FLESH, ROTTEN MILK Sat 11/15, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

BILLY BRAGG, NIGHTWATCHMAN, LESTER CHAMBERS, MIKE MILLS, BOOTS RILEY perform as part of the "Tell Us the Truth Tour"; all-ages. Mon 11/10, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performances. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4824 W. 211th, Matteson. 708-679-1835. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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

KRISTIN COTTS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

RALPH COVERT & FRIENDS, DJ DAN LUNA Benefit for the Scholarship Fund of St. Gregory the Great High School. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great High School, 1609 W. Gregory. 773-907-2114.

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

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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.

BRIAN DIBBLEE, JIM RYAN, TODD CARTER Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

DJ RIKSHAW, ROOTS STEMS & BRANCHES perform at "AfroFolk Live"; free admission. Wed 11/12, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT, SAMBA 1, DJ TIMITIL Benefit for the Capoeira Angola Foundation, with capoeira performances and poetry by Motep. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Quilombo Cultural Center, 1753 N. Kimball. 773-227-8879.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store performances. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822. Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

THE FLOCK, DRYSDALES Tue 11/11, 7 PM, Copernicus Cultural & Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-777-8988.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN All-ages. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 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.

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.

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.

KRISTIN HERSH, HOWE GELB, ANDREW BIRD Sat 11/15, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HEWHOCORRUPTS, PSYCHO SCAPEGOAT, I.R.E., ILLUMINATI, AFTERPROJECT Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435. Sat 11/15, 6:30 PM, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church, Libertyville. 847-918-8880.

HUSBANDS Free in-store performance. Thu 11/13, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

IMMIGRANT SUNS perform at an exhibition opening for work by Siebren Versteeg. Fri 11/7, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ISADORA I LOVE YOU, BIG BAD ASS COMPANY AFTER-JAM Tue 11/11, 7 PM, and Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Thu 11/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JEFF & JANIS Free concert (tickets required in advance). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt. 847-677-5277.

RICKIE LEE JONES Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

TRISH KEMPORAS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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.

JOE KREGOR performs duets with local cabaret singers. Thu 11/13, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

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

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

MARIZEN Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario. 312-943-2252.

DEIDRE MCCALLA Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

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

MOODY BLUES Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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.

OH MY GOD See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

MANDY PATINKIN with pianist Paul Ford. Wed 11/12 and Thu 11/13, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

GLEN PHILLIPS, TEITUR Sun 11/16, 8:30 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 312-944-6200 or 312-559-1212.

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.

RATDOG, BOB WEIR Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University, 1525 Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-752-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MELVIA ROGERS-WILLIAMS, RON CLAYTON, KINA CLAYTON, ANTOINE DRAIN, ROYLENE WILSON Tribute to Phyllis Hyman and Barry White. Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM, Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone. 312-458-0539.

SPIDER SALOFF WITH BILL SHELDON & JEREMY KAHN perform "Over the Rainbow," a tribute to E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. Mon 11/10, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

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, Andre De Shields, Karla Burns, Billy Porter, Terry Waldo, Reginald Robinson, the Chicago Sinfonietta. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

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

SHERRY K. Free piano concert. Tue 11/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MIKE SHIFLETT, BURNING STAR CORE, VERTONEN, TV POW Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

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

BOBBIE & DOUG STEWART Free in-store performance. Tue 11/11, 10 AM, Book Stall, Chestnut Court, 811 Elm, Winnetka. 847-446-8880.

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.

MARYMONICA THOMAS Free concert. Fri 11/14, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

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.

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

20 MILES Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PHIL VASSAR, CRAIG MORGAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JACI VELASQUEZ Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

PAUL VEZMER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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

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

REGGIE WILSON performs with Fist & Heel, Black Umfolosi, the Noble Douglas Dance Company; 11/16 sold out. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

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: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray, David Dondero (18 & over). Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Seam (see Post No Bills), Ee, Aden, Pete the Genius, MirrorAmerica (see Post No Bills; 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. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Supersuckers, Cougars, Arrivals. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Plaid, Luke Vibert, Chris Clark, Ned. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Arab Strap, Barbeau. Sun 11/16, 9 PM, the Fixx, Cooler by the Lake. 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 11/7, Van Go, Crackpot. Sat 11/8, Madhappy. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: 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 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. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/11, "Chick Singer Night" 15th-anniversary show with Josie Aiello, Carole March-Vito, Kari Nelson, Carla Hasset, Ingrid Graudins, Lori Maier. Wed 11/12, Daily Bridge Club, Dirty Blue, Black Tiger. Thu 11/13, Humbugs, Pleyel, Miles, Tony Calderisi. Fri 11/14, Waco Brothers, Kelly Steward (4th annual "Fight Cancer" benefit concert). Sat 11/15, Digable Cat, Finneus, Dreaming Tree, Shadyside All-Stars. 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 11/14, Burbanks, Low Profile, Burnside Bridge. Sat 11/15, Bent-Til-Broken. 773-770-2039.

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 11/8, 9 PM-1 AM, MaryMonica Thomas. Sat 11/15, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Waxwings, the Billy Nayer Show, New Constitution (18 & over). Sat 11/8, 4 PM, Give Up the Ghost, Fairweather, Bled, Daughters (all-ages); 9 PM, Pelican (see Spot Check), 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, Tim Rutili. Mon 11/10, 8 PM, Gunshy, Morning Recordings, Sybris. Tue 11/11, 6 PM, Early November, Count the Stars, Copeland, Hidden in Plain View (all-ages). Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Grouch & Eli, Lyrics Born, Ugly Duckling, Abstract Rude (18 & over). Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Metal Urbain (see Critic's Choice), Books on Tape, Black Hole. Fri 11/14, 7 PM, New Model Army; 10 PM, 20 Miles, Catfish Haven. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Duvall, Reputation, Ilya, University (all-ages); 11 PM, Trouble, DSG. Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Grand Champeen, Riviera, Two Cow Garage. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/7, Dirty Love. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 11/14, Simplicity. Sat 11/15, Freespace, Shad. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: 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 11/7, David Bruce. Sun 11/9 and Sun 11/16, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 11/14, Mighty Joe. 847-550-1127.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 11/9, Gynna B. Kray, Micki Croisant, Pat Hall. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sat 11/8, Stank. Fri 11/14, Tumbleweed. 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 11/7, Randy Rich & the Poor Boys. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Powerknobs, Low Profile, Paperbacks, Run Chico Run. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Reaction, Brain Regiment, Kingdom Flying Club. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 11/7, 9 PM, and Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Swivel, Lugnut, Stump. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Stone Jesus, Eleven Days of Rain, Fain, Tenshun. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Kevin Martin & the Hiwatts, Soul Pollution, Romans Ran Faster. 708-499-4140.

CHANDLER'S 401 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, Jack D'Amico, Lonnie Parlor, Tony Ocean perform as the Chicago Rat Pack (dinner show). 847-885-9009.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Doors of Perception (Doors tribute), Seeking Syd (Pink Floyd tribute). Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Torn, On Fall, Driven, Synikal (all-ages). Wed 11/12, 8:30 PM, Singer Spotlight on the River. Thu 11/13, 8:30 PM, Blue Shade Witness, Rainy Day Champions, Set Forth (all-ages). Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Something Strange, Supermint, Lix (18 & over). 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. Second Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 773-489-0379.

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

COFFEE DREGS 321 S. Ellsworth, Naperville: Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Lepers (all-ages; no cover). 630-637-7953.

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 11/7, 9 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Catfight. Sun 11/9, 9 PM, Shana Wolf. Mon 11/10, 10 PM, Ice Cube, West Side Connection (no cover). Fri 11/14, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Arra, SJB. Sat 11/8, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Kevin & the Hi-Watts, X-Side. Sat 11/15, 10:30 PM, Catfight. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, 8 PM, and Sun 11/9, 7 PM, Cory Jamison with pianist Beckie Menzie. Fri 11/7 and Fri 11/14, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 11/8 and Sat 11/15, 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Wed 11/12, 1:30 PM, Pamela Sue Fox & George Howe. Wed 11/12 through Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Baby Jane Dexter (see Critic's Choice). 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 11/9, DJ Lexi. Mon 11/10, DJ Andy. Tue 11/11, Mike Cook. Wed 11/12, Scott Cizek. Thu 11/13, John Almonte. Sun 11/16, DJ Tony. 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 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 (see Spot Check), DJ JS (11/8 sold out). Tue 11/11, 9 PM, Sea Ray, Eaves, My Were They. Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Buried at Sea (see Spot Check), Weedeater, Sixteen, Gravitron. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Mike Doughty's Band. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, James Chance & the Fibbs, Watchers, Mahjongg, Life During Wartime DJs. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Thorns, Mavericks, Joe Firstman. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Music at 9 PM. Third 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 11/7, Margarita Island (no cover). Sat 11/8, Howard & the White Boys. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 11/13, Wojdyla, David Sarkis. Fri 11/14, Release. Sat 11/15, Trilogy. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/7, Swing Crew, Ten With Strangers. Sat 11/8, Naughty Boy Jack, Bad Medicine, Julie Dutchak. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thu 11/13, Murph. Fri 11/14, Colour, Liquid Courage. Sat 11/15, Sofa Kings. 847-358-9150.

THE EAGLE 5015 N. Clark: Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Kinsey Sicks. 773-871-7610.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Gelheads, Disposable Pets, Perfect Red (early acoustic show with Kristoffer Carter). Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Who Did Bender, Huxter, Silver Atlas (early acoustic show with Dylan Lang). Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo, Gayle Ritt. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 11/11, 9:30 PM, Animal Farm, Hopah. Wed 11/12, 9:30 PM, Electricon, Tracking the Sasquatch, Blaked. Thu 11/13, 7:30 PM, the Alarm. Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, Driveway Ninjas, Vultures Are Lovebirds, My Left Arm. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Indignant, Lunch, Second Hand Poets, Ludo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Night Riders. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Firewater (see Spot Check), 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. Mon 11/10, 8 PM, Brian Costello hosts his own show with Mike Miller, Mark Davidov, and Kat Powers, with music by the Reacharounds, Run Chicago Run. Thu 11/13, 9:30 PM, Che Arthur, Douglass Kings, Viza-Noir. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Swingin' Neckbreakers, Paybacks, Holy Ghosts. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, T. Raumschmiere, Ellen Allien, Apparat, Meiotic Soundsystem with DJs Marc Martin & Shift. Sun 11/16, 9:30 PM, Steve Turner, Marc Olsen, Matt Marque. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, Mason & Knobs host karaoke. Sat 11/8, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 11/15, Livin' Large. 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 11/7, Sun 11/9, and Wed 11/12, Dub Dis. Sat 11/8, Border Patrol. Mondays, DJs spin. Thu 11/13 and Fri 11/14, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJ Statikfire

spins industrial, techno, goth, and darkwave. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

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 11/8, Catfight. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 11/14, JP & the Cats. Sat 11/15, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

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. Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. 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 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, Fifth-Hour Hero, Fourth Rotor, Wives. Tue 11/11, 8 PM, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Oneida (see Critic's Choice), Furious Fits, Kristin Forbes. Wed 11/12, 6 PM, Excelsior, Lazy American Workers. Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Health & Beauty, the Moment, It's, Took to the Sea. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Zvooks; 9 PM, Turn Pale. Sun 11/16, 4 PM, the Dog and Everything, Anything But Joey, Pomeroy, Saving Face. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Insiders, Rockamatics. Tue 11/11, 9 PM, Inchworm, Leave, Our Friend's Electric. Wed 11/12, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Dawn McGovern, Beth Swaggerty, Kristi Alsip, UNITY. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/7, 10:30 PM, Spizm. 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 11/7, Pranksters. Sat 11/8, Class of '68. Wed 11/12, Shards. Fri 11/14, Jack Straw. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Epic Hero, Daddy Green Jeans. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, Tim Mahoney. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/7, Tim Hardie performs at an art opening with photography and music. Sat 11/8, Laura Braun. Wed 11/12, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 11/14, Specs, Chris McCarthy. Sat 11/15, Barajas, Egnaro. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/8 and Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 11/9, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 11/10, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 11/11, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/13, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/16, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/7 and Wed 11/12 through Fri 11/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 11/8 and Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 11/9 and Sun 11/16, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 11/10, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/11, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 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 11/14, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Balloonatic, Juzt Nutz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

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

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/7, 7 PM, Cayne Collier performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/7, Vee Dee, Branches, the Post. Sat 11/8, Zoser, Czar, 9 Mile, Small Change. Sun 11/9, 9 PM, Summer Hymns, Manishevitz, Goldenboy. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Autumn Waking, Black Giraffe, Treatment. Fri 11/14, Rockit Girl, Cased, Delusion. Sat 11/15, Endangered Species, Garden Music, Steph Staa, Zamora. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). Sun 11/16, 9 PM, Kris Narunatvanich. 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Mon 11/10, 8:30 PM, Cody Chesnutt, Incredible Moses Leroy. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, John Kimsey. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Regina Rodriguez. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/7, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Swamp Sugar, Kevin Stacey; 11 PM, DJ Matt Fields. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Hideout Workers' Comp CD-release party with performances by Drapes, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Kim, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Laurie Stirratt, Clyde Federal, Juliana Armhurst, Jeff Thomas, Anastasia Davies Hinchsliff. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Hideout Workers' Comp CD-release party with performances by Punk Band, Lovely Little Girls, Manishevitz, Burger Damage, Can-Ky-Ree, Paulina Hollers, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon, Jeff Maharry, Don Schwieger. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Continuum, Amoreys (no cover). Sat 11/8, Lightning & Thunder. Wed 11/12, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike. Fri 11/14, Chadwicks, Tony Roberts & Roger Lump. Sat 11/15, Bandages, Enamur, Drive. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Fertile Ground, DJ Twilite Tone (tribute to Assata Shakur). Sun 11/9, 1 PM, Dave Lippman, Chuy Negrete with poet Maria McCray (benefit for the Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers' Guild and the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism). Tue 11/11, 9 PM, Organic Mind Unit. Thu 11/13, 9:30 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, and Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Jellyeye Drum Theatre with Kevin O'Donnell & Shu Shubat. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 11/11, 9:30 PM, Fermat's Quandry, Peter Blasser & Rotten Milk. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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). Mon 11/10, 7:15 PM, Kirk Franklin, Tobymac, Souljahz (all-ages). Tue 11/11, 8 PM, Hanson (sold out). Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Poetree, Kevin Coval, Triple Blak, Kelly Tsai (18 & over). Thu 11/13, 6:15 PM, Blink-182, Bubba Sparxxx, Kinison (sold out). Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Los Lonely Boys (18 & over). Sat 11/15, 6:45 PM, Shins, Aislers Set, Broadcast Oblivion (all-ages). Sun 11/16, 9 PM, Molotov (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/7, 4:30 PM, Buchanan. Wed 11/12 through Sat 11/15, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/7, Shaking Tree. Sat 11/8, Run of the Mill. Fri 11/14, Jen Porter. 312-245-0333.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: 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.

JJ KELLY'S 2455 Bernice, Lansing: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Marizen, Gidgets Ga Ga. 708-474-9977.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/7, 8 PM and midnight, Rick Springfield (early show sold out). Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Underwater People, Tim Mahoney. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Jackson Rohm, Rubber, Nitrous Foxide, Strain Busy Sky. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Never the Hero, Too White Crew. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." 773-348-7592.

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

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-2583.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old-school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. Thu 11/13, DJ Psychomike spins at a book-release party for VideoHound's Dragon: Asian Action and Cult Flicks. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Jim Ruel, Prescott Tolk, Adam Zeisler, Steve Harvey, Vito Lantz, "Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Matt Andrews, Eclectic Muse, Dan Winter, Drury Brothers, Josh Cheney. 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 11/7, 10 PM, Sunday Drunks, Peelers, Shot Baker, Shaveks. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Dexter, Sara Hollister Band, Aberrant. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special. Tue 11/11, 9 PM, live karaoke (no cover). Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Awkward Sober, Lacona, Madison Greene. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Scale, Bunnies. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Sonnets, Waxon 7, I Attack, No Slogan. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Millimeters Mercury. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

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

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Monte Montgomery, Bill Deasy. Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Indoor Boy, Bobby Stratosphere, Sleepover. Wed 11/12, 8:30 PM, Happy Rhodes. Thu 11/13, 9:30 PM, Epicycle, Best Days Behind. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Carbon Leaf, Down the Line. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, El H, Redshirt. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/7, 6:30 PM, Soul Position with RJD2, Blueprint, DJ PRZM, Illogic (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Flickerstick, Blue Epic, Boxing Day (18 & over). Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Oh My God (see Spot Check), 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). Thu 11/13, 6 PM, Deicide, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Cattle Decapitation (all-ages). Fri 11/14, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Inept, Disonic, Dysception (all-ages). Sat 11/15, 6:30 PM, Spitalfield, Alexisonfire, Until Sundown, Ris (all-ages); 11 PM, Qbert, X-Ecutioners, Jazzy Jay, Z-Trip (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/8, Prowlers. Sat 11/15, Boatbuilders. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Michael Charles. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. 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 11/7, Skinny Dippers. Thu 11/13, Mike Brumfield. Fri 11/14, Loose Screws. Sat 11/15, Bluestack. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/7, PKDores, I Attack, No Slogan, Rat Bastards. Sat 11/8, Harmoniass, Dynamos, Ruins of the 20th Century, Hedspin. Sun 11/9, Quarry to War, Expatriates, Love Petals. 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 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). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Marc Broussard, Seven Day Run. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Waystation, Clearly & the Mainstream, My Secret Service. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, M.O.T.O., Millions, Manhandlers. Sun 11/16, 6 PM, 23-Skidoo, Undefined, Koncrete Edge, Enticing Minors (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 11/8, 10 PM, Calico System, Chapter Seven, Emetic, Reflux. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Rosedales, Mayfairs. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Cathari, Floating City. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Steve Jay, Lars Von Keitz perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 11/7, 9 PM, RPG, Decibators, High Violets, Lavellas. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, John Swift, Clash Titan with Phunk and Nevs-One. Tue 11/11, 10 PM, Core Project. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 11/12, 10:30 PM, Reggaeton. Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Blackmaker, Mighty Fine Machine, Assembly. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Granola Funk Express. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Trouble, Ion Vein, November's Doom. Tue 11/11, 7:30 PM, Genitorturers, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Grigori 3 (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/7, D'z Nutz. Thu 11/13, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Fri 11/14, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/15, Leon Russell. 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 11/7, Sonnets, Specs. Sat 11/8, Drip, Bail Bondsmen, Expatriates. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 11/12, Ina, Careful, Suspect. Thu 11/13, Los Gatos Diablos. Fri 11/14, Rotgut. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, City Stickers; 10 PM, Moonshine Sway. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 11/15, Milwaukees. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 11/8, 7 Deez. Wed 11/12, the Chris, Dave & Mack Show. Fri 11/14, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sat 11/15, Back Alley. 815-477-0340.

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

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

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

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Dahui. 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 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). Tue 11/11, 9 PM, Read Letter, Siderunners, Saxon Shore. Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Push Stars, Ivory Wire. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, +/- (see Spot Check), Written in the Sand, .22 (18 & over). Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Marc Broussard, Mer (18 & over). Sat 11/15, 7 PM, and Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Al Stewart. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Magnolia Electric Co., Danny Black, Trouble With Sweeney. 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Bad Element, Born Electric. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Nine Spot. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Cosmic Haze (all-ages). 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, and Fri 11/14, 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: Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, 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. Tue 11/11, DJ Shortkut, Vinroc, Apollo, DJ Klever. Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Cee-Lo, DJ Twilite Tone. Thu 11/13, Drive, Strategy Game, Heart Break Speed. Fri 11/14, Honeydogs, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen, Low Rent. Sat 11/15, Jesus & the Devil, Intelligent Dennis, Superbig, Arbo. 773-278-6600.

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: 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, Kristin Shout, Justin Roth. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 11/12, 8 PM, Brenda Weiler. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Lance Drake, Beth Cahill. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Adam Ezra, Paul Stauffer. Sat 11/15, 7 PM, Paul Curreri, Devon Sproule, Awry, Tony Roberts. Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Jennifer Boeder, Jeanne Arrigo. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/7, Broken Finger, Bent-Til-Broken. Sundays, open turntables. Tuesdays, DJ Chops. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 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.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Thu 11/13, 10 PM, Backyard Tire Fire. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Old No. 8, Saps. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Outlaw Family Band. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/8, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Fri 11/14, Underwater People. Sat 11/15, Short Cuts. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/7, Voodoo Pugs. Sat 11/8, Moonshine Sway. Thu 11/13, ESP. Fri 11/14, Bed Bugs. Sat 11/15, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/7, Ark Band. Sat 11/8, Rico, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 11/10, Big Mo. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 11/13, Carl Brown. Fri 11/14, Flex Crew. Sat 11/15, Indika, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/7, Motiv, Braintree, B-Line. Sat 11/8, Bump, Unit. Sun 11/9, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, True Pilsner. Mon 11/10, Nolan, Burn Disco Burn. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 11/12, Larry Beers, Ingrid Graudin. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 11/14, Sharks, Meshes, Angels With Dirty Faces, Black Squirrels (benefit for Hostage Radio). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Bob Rogan. Sun 11/16, Mudcat Grant, True Pilsner. 773-929-1300.

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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 Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tue 11/11, DJ Ralphi. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Second Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Sat 11/15, DJ Dion, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS spins house, R&B, and hip-hop. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ Laura spins new wave and pop. Thu 11/13, Jesse de la Peña, Dirty MF. 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. Sat 11/8, Gene Farris. Sun 11/9, Miss Plastique, Adrienne Sanchez spin at the Pleasure Play Uniform Party. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin, Nate Ballard, M50 spin techno with guests, Apocalypse. Wed 11/12, 3D, Mobius, Li'l Big Bass spin drum 'n' bass. Thu 11/13, Steven Lee. Sat 11/15, Flipside. Sun 11/16, DJ Missa Messian, Gigglebyte spin 80s electro. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

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

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

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, First Friday of every month, and Second 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. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

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

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

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

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

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Peña 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 11/7, 9 PM-4 AM, Cedric Gervais, DJ Tobias, Victor R. Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Jernell Geronimo. Sun 11/9, 9 PM-4 AM, Pete Crow. Fri 11/14, 9 PM-4 AM, Felix da Housecat, Victor R. 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 11/10, Strategy, DJ M50, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 11/7, Specter, Rob Merrit, Gregory Dalphond, Stephen P spins deep house with guests. Sat 11/8, Ms. Lotus, Bear Who?, Pamp spin hip-hop, neo-soul, and Latin grooves. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. 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.

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.

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. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop, RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

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

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

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/15, 11:45 PM, Paul Van Dyk (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, DJ List spins at the Club Monaco fashion show (benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation). 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 Peña. 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), DJ Warp, Tom Pazen. Sundays, Rotten Milk, DJ Jam Sandwich. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Hybrid, Barry Ashworth (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 11/7, Razer X, Ryan Bedlam. 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. Saturdays, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, DJ Panacea. Wednesdays, midnight, RB Green. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Thu 11/13, midnight, DJ Form. 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.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant; no cover. Wed 11/12, 11:30 PM, Brian Kelly, Signaldrift, A Very Sensitive Device, Strategy, Greg Davis. 773-276-7036.

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 11/7, Dayhota, John Curley. Sat 11/8, Josh Wink, Colette. 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 11/13, Andy Smith & Scott Hendy with Purple Penguin, Intel, Real One. Fri 11/14, Elliot Eastwick, Brad Owen. Sat 11/15, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/7, John Arnold, Ayro, Hybrid, 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. Tue 11/11, Nicola Conte, 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 11/14, Kyoto Jazz Massive. 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.

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. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Mondays, Mike Fritz with guests, Binetti. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

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

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, broken beat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Tue 11/11, Triple Threat DJs, DJ Klever. 773-278-6600.

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

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

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Detroit. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

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. Thu 11/13, Nick Warren. 312-491-9729.

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

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Sat 11/8, Terry Mullan, Justin Long, Mike Steele, HRME. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Fri 11/14, Ron Carroll, J-Dub, Nino, John Simmons, Billy the Kid, Shawn Jackson, Justin Gardner, Splinter, Boris the Blade, Ernie P. Sat 11/15, Donald Glaude, Bear Who?, KG Beats. 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. 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). Fri 11/7, Gene Farris, Johnny Fiasco, Tim Shumaker. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 11/14, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lego. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON Free concert. Fri 11/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JUDY COOK, ACIE CARGILL Sat 11/15, 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 performances. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4824 W. 211th, Matteson. 708-679-1835.

PAT DONAHUE, DUCK BAKER, ERIC LUGOSCH perform at the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARK DVORAK Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

FRED, CHIRPS, RHYS & STEVE perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Eric Zorn. Sun 11/16, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 773-777-7822.

MELVIN GOINS & WINDY MOUNTAIN with Ms. Rita Ruby. Sun 11/16, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

MIKI GREENBERG performs at "First Friday," hosted by Michael Taylor (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.

ANNE HILLS Benefit for Church World Service, Nicaragua Medical Alliance, and Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. Sun 11/16, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-283-4361.

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

WILLIE NELSON Wed 11/12, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

PATRICIA PETTINGA Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, 3401 W. Jefferson, Joliet. 815-436-7428.

REELTIME TRAVELERS, PAUL TYLER & FRIENDS Tribute to The WLS National Barn Dance. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

COSY SHERIDAN, MARK DVORAK Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

VALERIE SMITH & LIBERTY PIKE, EVIDENCE Fri 11/14, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 11/10, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

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

PHIL VASSAR, CRAIG MORGAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

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. Mon 11/10, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, 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. Fri 11/7, Dalriada. Sat 11/8, Blue Stack. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 11/14, Clan na Gael. Sat 11/15, Katie Sullivan. 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. Fri 11/7, Salthill Mines. Sat 11/8, Baal Tinne. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/14, Anish. Sat 11/15, house band. 773-473-5263.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 11/16, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 11/8, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 11/14, Chuck & Mary. Sat 11/15, Dalriada. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Western Box Turtles. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Jeff & Vida (in the side bar). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/8, Live Bait. Sat 11/15, John Williams. 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: Fri 11/7, 10 PM, Frog Holler (see Spot Check). Wed 11/12, 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 11/9, 9:30 PM, Derek Wu. Sun 11/16, 9:30 PM, Jason Braun. 773-235-9795.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/10, 9:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Hacksaw 3. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Andi & I, Amy Curl. 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.

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 11/14, 7:30 PM, Darden Smith. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 11/7, Pete Morton. Fri 11/14, Dev Singh. Sat 11/15, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

EASY BABY Free in-store performance. Sat 11/8, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

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

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.

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.

SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND REUNION CONCERT Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Free performance. Thu 11/13, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

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. 773-734-0491.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 11/11, Eric Noden. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. 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. Mondays, Fri 11/7, and Sat 11/8, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/11, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 11/13 through Sat 11/15, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Sundays, and Thu 11/13, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 11/11, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/7, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 11/8, Joanna Connor. Sun 11/9, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mon 11/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/11, Quintus McCormick. Wed 11/12, Pistol Pete. Thu 11/13, Jimmy Burns. Sat 11/15, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 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: 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 11/7, 5:30 PM, Jake La Botz; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 11/8, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Aaron Moore Band. Sun 11/9, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 11/10, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 11/11, Lurrie Bell, Carey Bell. Wed 11/12, John Primer. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues (Rock for Kids benefit). Fri 11/14, Carlos Johnson. Sat 11/15, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 11/16, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 11/14, 11 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-830-1700.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 11/7, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson. Mon 11/10, noon, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. Wed 11/12, noon, Aaron Moore. Fri 11/14, 5:30 PM, Big Fun Blues Band. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/7, Kinsey Report. Sat 11/8, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Fri 11/14, Michael Hill's Blues Mob with Ana Popovic. Sat 11/15, Tinsley Ellis. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Street Corner Blue. 847-836-8820.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/8, Bumblebee Bob. Sat 11/15, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-325-0780.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/15, Code Blues. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Duke Tumatoe. 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: Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Sat 11/8, 10 PM, Twisted Jazz. 773-549-9624.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 11/8, Big City Blues Band with Sam Lay & Abb Locke. Tue 11/11, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Thu 11/13, Joe Moss hosts an open mike. Sat 11/15, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/7, 9 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Wed 11/12, 9:30 PM, Paulina Hollers. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/7, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sun 11/9, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/11, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 11/12, 9:30 PM, Pete Special. Thu 11/13, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, Joe Bonamassa. 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/7, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, John Primer, 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. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Joanna Connor. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, A.C. Reed, Dion Payton with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-865-5583.

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

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

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

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

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/8, Fabulous Fish Heads. Sat 11/15, Dave Specter. 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.

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.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/7, Detroit Junior, Jake La Botz, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 11/8, Karen Carroll (see Critic's Choice) with Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Fri 11/14, and Sat 11/15, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 11/12, Sam Goode. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/7, Joanna Connor. Sat 11/8, Cadillac Dave. Sat 11/15, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Sat 11/15, 9:30 PM, GG Sutton & the Blues Actors. 773-472-9696.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/7, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. Sat 11/8, Danny Draher. 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

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Mon 11/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

OLIVIA BLOCK See Post No Bills. Opening reception for the sound installation Transgenesis; free admission. Sun 11/9, 3-5 PM, Lincoln Park Conservatory Fern Room, 2391 N. Stockton. 773-883-7275.

ANN BRIDGES, MARSHALL TITUS Mon 11/10, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

CARIBE Free concert. Thu 11/13, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Concerto for Jazz Orchestra" under the direction of Bill Dobbins. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 312-344-6245.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 11/10, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

ROBERT DUBA COMBO Free concert. Thu 11/13, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

DAVE GREER'S CLASSIC JAZZ STOMPERS Sun 11/16, 2-5:30 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

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

HARRY HMURA Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

AHMAD JAMAL Fri 11/14, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JAZZ PIE: A MOVING SLICE OF AMERICA with Johnny Frigo, Orbert Davis, Corky Siegel, Cerqua Rivera Art Experience. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

ALEKS KOLKOWSKI WITH NICK BROSTE, NICOLE MITCHELL & JONATHAN CHEN, VALERI SCHERSTJANOI perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound, with videos by Ramon Schneider & Zeljka Marusic, Ed Rankus. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE, LAKE FOREST COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY BAND Free concert. Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHARLES LLOYD QUINTET Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DOUG LOFSTROM, FRANK DONALDSON, THOMAS GUNTHER Free performance. Tue 11/11, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

JOHN MCLEAN, FRANK CARUSO, PHIL GRATTEAU, SCOTT MASON, MIKE SMITH, TITO CARRILLO, ROB PARTON Free concert. Sun 11/9, 7:30 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 312-341-2238. Tue 11/11, 7:30 PM, Herman Crown Center, Roosevelt University, 431 S. Wabash. 312-341-2238.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-8599.

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.

MAX MORATH Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

NIU JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs under the direction of Ron Carter. Sun 11/9, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer and 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.

BRETT RICHARDSON, SHANNON MORROW, ERIC GRAF, NICK SONDY, JASON AJEMIAN Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

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

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

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

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Mark Colby performs under the direction of Michael Bazan. Mon 11/10, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/7, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 11/8, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. Sundays, 7 PM, Alejo Poveda. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 11/11, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 11/14, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 11/15, 9:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/7, Marques Carroll Ensemble. 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.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/8, Charlie Johnson. Sun 11/9 through Sat 11/15, Bobby Lewis. Sun 11/16, Jasper Stone. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 8 PM-midnight, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/8, Effusion, Kurt Iselt. 773-384-8600.

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. 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. Fri 11/14, Aleks Kolkowski, Michael Zerang perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sat 11/15, Robb Drinkwater & Jason Soliday, Jennifer Karmin perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/7, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 11/8, 9 PM, Gina Gibson. Sun 11/9, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duet. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sun 11/16, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Wednesdays, 7-10:30 PM, Mike Jeffers Trio with Dan Ferris. 847-768-3000.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 11/7, Greg Vasquez Duo. Sat 11/8 and Fri 11/14, Dave Simone Trio. Thu 11/13, Dan Meyer. Sat 11/15, Ed Coward 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, 4:30 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. 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 11/9 and Sun 11/16, 4 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Tue 11/11, 9:30 PM, Grey Ghost (see Critic's Choice), TV Pow. Wed 11/12, 9:30 PM, Paul Hartsaw Trio. 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 11/9, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 11/16, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 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.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 11/7, 7 PM, Upbeat Trio with Mike Cassio. Sat 11/8, 7 PM, Vincent Allen Howell. Sat 11/15, 7 PM, Birdwatch. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Mondays 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: Fri 11/7, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Guy Fricano Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 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 11/7, 9 PM, and Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Charles Davis Quartet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 11/12, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 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. Thu 11/13, 5 PM, Dennis Winslett Quartet (benefit for the Women's Global Education Project/Sisters to School Program). 312-362-9707.

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.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 11/9, 10 PM, PSI, Nick Broste Trio. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/7 through Sun 11/9, Mose Allison Trio (11/9 at 4 and 8 PM only). Tue 11/11 through Sun 11/16, Sphere (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

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

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

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant 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 11/7, Erwin Helfer. 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 11/14, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sat 11/15, Francine Griffin. 773-348-7592.

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

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

LAKE ROOM 728 Lake, Oak Park: Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Quintet. 847-221-2922 or 708-358-8900.

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: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, T-Monique Quartet (no cover). 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.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music from 7-10 PM Wednesdays. Wed 11/12, Ron Smith Duo. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Marshall Vente & Tropicale with Rita Duarte. 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. Wed 11/12, Rendon & Lewis. 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: Fri 11/7 and Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. 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 11/7 and Sat 11/8, Ari Brown Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 11/13, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Peter Saltzman Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 11/7, 6 PM, Warren Kime; 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sat 11/8, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Tue 11/11, Jim Barclay Trio. Wed 11/12, BMR Trio. Thu 11/13, King Fleming Trio. Fri 11/14, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Sat 11/15, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. 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 11/9, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 11/16, Tom Jasek Group. 773-486-9862.

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

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Tue 11/11, 9:30 PM, Carl Leukaufe, Grant Strombeck, Al Ehrich, Jordan Baskin. 773-276-9730.

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

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Jason Ajemian, Jeff Parker, Nori Tanaka. 773-276-7036.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 11/10, 9 PM, Kevin O'Donnell, Kelly Hogan, Andy Hopkins. 773-525-2508.

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

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

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, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

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.

TANTRUM LOUNGE 1023 S. State: Fri 11/7, 8 PM, Mark Stampley Quartet. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Carey/Jason Duet. Wed 11/12, 8 PM, Verne Allison. 312-939-9160.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/8, Michael Bettine. Thu 11/13, Loose Assembly, Keefe Jackson/Jim Baker/Frank Rosaly Trio. 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 (no cover). 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 11/7, Jim Baker, Aton Hatwich, Steve Hunt, Scott Rosenberg. Sat 11/8, Damon Short Quintet. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 11/13, 9 PM, Maghostut Trio with Malachi Favors, Vincent Davis, Hanah Jon Taylor. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 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 11/7, 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

SUSANA ALEXANDER Fri 11/7, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

GINGARTE CAPOEIRA, WEST INDIAN FOLK DANCE COMPANY perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a capoeira workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/15, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

HOMBRES G, TISUBY & GEORGINA, LA MADRE PATRIA Sat 11/15, 6:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 630-627-2525 or 312-559-1212.

MAHWASH & ENSEMBLE KABOUL See Critic's Choice; free concert. Thu 11/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES Mon 11/10, 7 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-629-8696.

MOVE MINDSIGHT, KATA RUMBON with belly dancing troupe Blue Lotus Tribe. 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.

TIERRA, TOGETHER with comedian Rudy Moreno. Sat 11/15, 8:30 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-666-7630.

YAWO & LES FILS ATTIVON Mon 11/10, 11:45 AM, Centennial Forum, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8840.

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.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 11/9, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic, Kalyan Pathak, Doug Rosenberg. 773-743-5650.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee). 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/8, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez y Su Orquesta, DJ El Papichulo (tribute to Hector Lavoe, preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Wed 11/12, 8:30 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project, International Capoeira Angola Foundation, Dan Boadi & Ghanatta Internationale with DJs Threes, Kantor & Certain. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Barbarito Torres. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/8, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Andreas Kalassoundas, Nikos Lambrinatos. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

NBAHRI RHYTHMS 4726 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/7 and Sat 11/15, 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 11/8, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wed 11/12, 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

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, ALICE MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE, MUSICA FORTE Stephen Alltop, conductor & organ, with organists Joy Garbutt & Nathan LeMahieu in a program of hymns. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, KEVIN COLE, IAN HOBSON, ANTHONY MOLINARO & MIKHAIL YANOVITSKY perform piano music in a free concert. Sun 11/16, 2 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. Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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.

JOHN BLACKLOW piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Schumann). Wed 11/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ANDREW CARPENTER, LISA GOETHE-MCGINN & BRADLEY HAAG saxophones, flute & piano (Badings, Noda, Iannaccone, Roussel, Auebach-Brown, Higdon). Sat 11/8, 3 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams, conductor (Brahms, Copland, Gilbert & Sullivan, traditional). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Hindemith, Schubert). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

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 STUDIO OF PROFESSIONAL SINGING in a program of opera arias. Sun 11/16, 4 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-764-5022.

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, and Tue 11/11, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Britten & others). Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, David Zinman, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma & pianist Yefim Bronfman in a benefit for Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Fri 11/14, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/15, 8 PM, David Zinman, conductor, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (Barber, Elgar, Prokofiev). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET with pianist Rita Sloan (Ravel, Brahms). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 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.

JOSEPH CISAR piano, in a free program of Romantic composers. Fri 11/14, noon, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 11/8 and Sat 11/15, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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. Fri 11/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-662-2694.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COMPOSERS' FORUM Free admission. Mon 11/10, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR & DEPAUL A CAPELLA Clayton Parr & Lisa Kristina conduct a free concert (Vaughan Williams & others). Thu 11/13, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot conducts a free concert (Respighi, Gershwin, Mendelssohn). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche conducts a free program of French composers (Hahn, Varese, Ibert, Schmitt). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Rodney Dorsey conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Harris, Grainger). Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Alexander Djordjevic (Falla, Mozart, Verdi, Kowalsky). Sun 11/16, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

STEVE EDWARDS & PHILIP SIMMONS perform duo guitar music in a free concert (Albeniz, Falla, Granados, Ruiz-Pipo, Turina, Zarate). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with vocal soloists & members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in a program of show tunes. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with the Elgin Children's Chorus (Holst, Grieg, Harris). Fri 11/14, 8:30 PM, Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/16, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with cellist Katinka Kleijn (Haydn, Amram, Floyd, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/16, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Eckerling, conductor, with pianist Graham Scott (Beethoven, Wagner, Grieg). Sun 11/9, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

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 11/7, 12:10 PM, pianist Svetlana Krasnova (Bach, Schubert, Rachmaninoff). Fri 11/14, 12:10 PM, cellist Peter McCaffrey & pianist David Dunford (Cassado, Beethoven, Britten). 312-787-4570.

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.

BRENDA HUANG, SANG MEE LEE, EUGENE WIE, SARAH MONTZKA & BLAKE BRASCH piano, violins, viola & cello (Schumann, Dvorak). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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

JUPITER TRIO (Ives, Bresnick, Dvorak). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-566-9318.

DEIRDRE KELLY & JENNIFER HUR cello & piano, in a free concert (Bach, Schumann). Thu 11/13, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CLEMENS KEMME with University of Chicago music students in a lecture-concert (Beethoven). Tue 11/11, 4 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Albeniz, Handel, Machado & others). Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, Galvin Hall, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY HONORS RECITAL (Handel, Brahms, Beethoven, Milhaud). Thu 11/13, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sun 11/9, 1 PM, and Fri 11/14, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor John Treleaven, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with tenor Marcus Haddock & bass Samuel Ramey (Gounod, Faust). 312-332-2244.

VERONICA MCHALE & REBECCA SCHORSCH mezzo-soprano & soprano, perform music of Benjamin Britten in a free concert. Mon 11/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6330 or 312-346-3278.

MIDORI with pianist Jonathan Feldman & students of North Park University. Thu 11/13, 7:30 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

MIDORI with pianist Jonathan Feldman in a benefit for North Park University's Urban Outreach Program (Hindemith, Bach, Brahms, Saint-Saens). Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor (Bach, Handel, Corelli, Tippett). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

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.

DEREK NICKELS organ (Bach, Bingham, Karg-Elert, Mozart, Parry, Sowerby, Vierne). Sun 11/16, 4 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 847-251-6120, ext. 17.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Ramona W. Wis conducts a free concert (Britten & others). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

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.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with contrabassoonist Susan Nigro & the Saint Luke's Bottle Band. Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR SHOWCASE Tue 11/11, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SONGWRITERS & COMPOSERS CONCERT Wed 11/12, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

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

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY OPERA Frederick Ockwell conducts Gustav Holst's Savitri & The Wandering Scholar. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson conducts a program of American music (Ives, Bird, Tower, Barber, Reynolds). Fri 11/14, 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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WILDCAT MARCHING BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

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.

PRAIRIE BRASS BAND (Strauss, Gershwin, Sousa, Kenton & others). Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 11/8, 2 PM, and Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAMUEL RAMEY, DENYCE GRAVES, RICHARD LEECH & NANCY GUSTAFSON bass, mezzo-soprano, tenor & soprano, in a benefit for the Over the Rainbow Association. Mon 11/10, 7:30 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

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

BRIAN RIGGS guitar. Free admission. Sat 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL Free admission. Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with soprano Nancy Pifer & contralto Deborah Guscott (Mahler, Symphony no. 2). Sun 11/16, 4 PM (with preconcert talk at 3:15 PM), First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar (D. Scarlatti, Mertz, Segovia, Rochberg & others). Thu 11/13, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-3646 or 773-442-5921.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 2003 FALL WINDS CONCERT Free admission. Thu 11/13, 7:30 PM, Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-597-3000.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CHORAL FESTIVAL features choirs from Timothy Christian High School, Illiana Christian High School & Chicago Christian High School (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Parry, Hampton & others). Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-597-3000.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Zdechlik, Van der Roost, Wagner, Reed, Bennett). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Bartok, Beethoven). Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Beethoven, Ziehrer, J. Strauss). Mon 11/10, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Fri 11/7, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CONCERT CHOIR Paul Wiens & Daniel Sommerville, conductors, with soprano Gwynne Geyer, baritone Gerard Sundberg & the West Suburban Choral Union (Brahms, R. Strauss). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-762-5010.

WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Wed 11/12, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

JOHN BRUCE YEH, TERESA REILLY, T. DANIEL & LAURIE WILLETS perform music for clarinet duo & mimes. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4978.

Fairs & Festivals

HERITAGE FESTIVAL First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn: Sun 11/9, noon-4 PM, Lia Nicine McCoo & Moriyah, Jon Rice & the 29th Regiment Band, Colleen Davick & the Irish Seisuin Band, Brian Gover & Stepland Dreaming, John Kimsey & Twisted Roots, Chicago Children's Choir & others. Festival also features dance performances. 773-324-4100.

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

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

KIDS FARE Children's program hosted by Judith Willoughby features Chicago's Greater Harvest Youth Choir & various vocal ensembles. Sat 11/15, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert. 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. Thu 11/13, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

SIBLEY-OCHEYEDAN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Mon 11/10, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

DAVE STRINGER Kirtan chanting performances. Sat 11/8, 7:30 PM (with Devi 2000), Moksha Yoga, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-942-9642. Thu 11/13, 8:30 PM, YogaNow, 5852 N. Broadway. 773-561-9642.

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