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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMY ARMSTRONG, REGINE & others perform at the Satori Project (preceded by a live auction at 6 PM; benefit for the Actors' Fund of America and Satori Arts Center). Mon 12/1, 8 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble. 773-388-0558.

AUTUMN DEFENSE Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 7 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

BARENAKED LADIES, LIZ PHAIR, JASON MRAZ perform at "Miracle on State Street V" (a portion of proceeds benefits La Rabida Children's Hospital & Research Center). Sold out. Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

NICHOLAS BARRON'S HYPERACTIVE performs at an opening exhibition for work by John Parot. Fri 12/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

OSWALD BERTHOLD See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

BLACK GIRAFFE, CHUCK'S ELECTRIC with a spoken-word showcase and performances by Northlight To Go and Jeremy Bailer. Wed 12/3, 8 PM, Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

JIM BRICKMAN Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performances. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

COOK, DIXON & YOUNG Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTIN COTTS Free in-store performance. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DEFTONES, THRICE, THURSDAY All-ages. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

LINDA EDER Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

DALE FRANCIS Free in-store performance. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

RUBY HARRIS, HERSHY WORCH Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Young Israel of West Rogers Park, 2706 W. Touhy. 773-338-5273.

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

GEORGE HOWE performs "All Aboard for Broadway"; free concert. Fri 12/5, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

JANE'S ADDICTION, KORN, 311, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, AFI perform at Q101's "Twisted 10" (a portion of proceeds benefits the Matt White Cure ALS Foundation). Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

RAMI KLEINSTEIN Sun 12/7, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GERALD LEVERT, WILL DOWNING Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LIVING COLOUR, TONY C & THE TRUTH See Spot Check; all-ages. Tue 12/2, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYER, THORNS All-ages. Fri 11/28, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

AUDREY MORRIS Free concert. Fri 11/28, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

AUDREY MORRIS, NAN MASON, BECKIE MENZIE, TOM MICHAEL, DARYL NITZ, TY PERRY, KAT TAYLOR perform a tribute to Judy Garland under the direction of Robert Solone; free admission. Sat 12/6, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOTION TO FIX Free concert. Fri 11/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

O'JAYS, WHISPERS, DELLS Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

EMILE PANDOLFI Comedian James Sibley opens. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JOSH RITTER See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 11/29, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOSH RITTER, LESSER BIRDS OF PARADISE See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ELLEN ROSNER Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822. Sun 11/30, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

SHOES with percussionist Kevin Patrick and storyteller Denise Berry-Hanna; benefit for Friends of Franklin Fine Arts Center. Thu 12/4, 7 PM, Franklin Fine Arts Center, 225 W. Evergreen. 773-534-8510.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS All-ages. Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS Sold out. Sat 12/6 and Sun 12/7, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TINGLE TANGLE MENAGERIE with Miss Raven, Chanteuse Farfalina, Can-Ky-Ree, Burger Damage, Celestial Ramblers, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Evelyn With Her Singing Saw & David Marine. Sat 11/29 and Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). www.texasballroom.com.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT Sold out. Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JONATHAN WEIR & JEREMY KAHN Free concert. Tue 12/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAUL WINTER performs "The Nature of Things." Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

GARY YERKINS & FRIENDS Free concert. Thu 12/4, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Tortoise, Eternals, Hypnotic, DJ Matt Fields (benefit for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund). Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Rocket From the Tombs, Nerves, Methadones. Sun 11/30, 8:30 PM, Leon Russell, Kristin Shout. Tue 12/2, 9 PM, Shiner Massive, Mindsight. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Pete Francis, Mary Lee's Corvette, Swamp Sugar (18 & over). Thu 12/4, 8:30 PM, Atmosphere (see Critic's Choice), Micronots, Brother Ali (see Critic's Choice), BK One, Deejaybird, Oddjobs (18 & over). Fri 12/5, 10 PM, TRS-80, Salvo Beta, Odd*is*he, A New January. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Girlesque Burlesque. 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, Pat B. Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Ryan Hagen. 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 11/28, Lomax, Mary Ellis. Sat 11/29, Huge Pontoons, Egostatic. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 12/5, RPS, Scottish McMillan. Sat 12/6, Personals, the Industry, Lovellas. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Wed 12/3, 8:30 PM, open mike. 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 11/28, Buried at Sea, Devil May Care, Inshi. Sat 11/29, Vulgar Boatmen, Sour Deluxe, Sounddrifter. Sun 11/30, Superchrist & friends. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 12/2, Erick Rudiak, Jeff Vezain. Wed 12/3, Electric. Thu 12/4, Twin Wrecks, Memory, Gutter City. Fri 12/5, Lovelies, Dig for Fire, Camera. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Goldstars, the Wes Hollywood Show, Peelers. 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. Sat 12/6, Fertile Minds. 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: Fridays, 3-7 PM, and Saturdays, 1-5 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. Sat 11/29, 9 PM-1 AM, MaryMonica Thomas. Sat 12/6, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Traindodge, Quatre Tete, My Big Beautiful. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Fruit Bats, Children's Hour, Thin Man. Sun 11/30, 8 PM, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bobby Stratosphere, I Love Rich. Mon 12/1, 6 PM, Vendetta Red, S.T.U.N., Armor for Sleep, On the Might of Princes (all-ages). Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Life at Sea, Silent Treatment, Wanamaker, Wonderloaf, A Girl and a Gun (18 & over). Fri 12/5, 6 PM, Motion City Soundtrack, Jamison Parker, Red Hot Valentines, Attention! (all-ages); 10 PM, Nadas. Sat 12/6, 5 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Even in Blackouts, Vortis (all-ages); 10 PM, Quadrophonica. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/28, Cornmeal. Sat 11/29, Wood Box Gang. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Fri 12/5, Speargrass. Sat 12/6, Family Style. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Tenshun, Paxills. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 11/28, Shards. Sun 11/30, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 12/5, David Bruce. Sun 12/7, Mike Beck hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 11/30, Malleable Tet, Nerve Speech. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 11/28, Casey, Phil & George. Sat 11/29, Wandering Endorphin. Sat 12/6, Stank. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sat 11/29, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-2547.

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: Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. 708-499-4140.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-830-1700.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 913 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 12/3, 9 PM, open mike. 847-279-1199.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 Streamwood Ave., Streamwood: Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Night Riders. 630-830-2565.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 11/29, Muck Brothers. 773-473-5263.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Moe Loves Myra, Suckerpush (18 & over). Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute). 847-836-8820.

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

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

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

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

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Roscoe Plush, Al Weber, Matt Hoffer, X-Krush. Thu 12/4, 9 PM, Beanie Man. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Magic Rocker. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 11/28, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/29, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 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 11/28, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 11/29, 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Mon 12/1, 8 PM, Julia Bryan performs "Hot Songs for Cold Nights" (benefit concert). Wed 12/3, 1:30 PM, Margaret Reeder performs "A Holiday Retrospective"; 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Trista Smith perform "Santa Claus & Other Lies." Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Jason Krumweide. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, and Sat 12/6, 7 and 9 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin perform "There's Noel in Chanukah." Fri 12/5, 10:30 PM, Foiled Again Trio. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Rita McConville; 7 PM, Scott Montgomery & Shannon Stroedel perform "Christmas Flakes." 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, DJ Tony spins music by Morrissey and the Smiths. Sun 11/30, DJ Bobby, DJ Jeff. Mon 12/1, Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 12/2, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 12/3, DJ Mattloch spins country & western. Thu 12/4, DJs John & Ben spin mod. Sun 12/7, DJs Mark & Pete. 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 11/28, 10 PM, Buzzcocks, Dummy. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering (sold out). Tue 12/2, 9 PM, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett, Hoyle Brothers, Seven Harkey. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Zipperhead, Shooting Blanks, Anchondo, Symptoms. Thu 12/4, 9 PM, Old No. 8, Outlaw Family Band, Siderunners, Great Plains Gypsies. Fri 12/5, 9 PM, 10 Bay, June's Arrival, Aberrant, 53 Minutes. Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Escape From Earth, Premium, Devil May Care, Plura. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Voices. First Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/29, Peg 7. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 12/4, Weeds. Fri 12/5, Jane Doe Band. Sat 12/6, Hidden Agenda. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 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 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/28, Dave Tamkin & the PPC (in the tent); Stank (in the club). Sat 11/29, King Solomon's Grave, Gearheads, Bucket #6. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/28, Marizen, Freewheelin '56, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 11/29, Entrinzic, Shamier, Sancocho. Sundays, Sumo, Effusion. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 12/2, Little Sisters of Philadelphia, Accretion Disc, 3 Too Far. Wed 12/3, Nyco, Abalone Penguin. Thu 12/4, Edsa, Wreckage of the Modern City, Moth. Fri 12/5, Joe Armstrong Band, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Pala, Wandering Endorphin. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Metric, Timeout Drawer (see Spot Check), New Black. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, King Kong, Baby Teeth (see Spot Check), Los Shut Up. Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, My Secret Service, Hang Ups (see Spot Check), Melismatics (see Spot Check). Mon 12/1, 9:30 PM, Dead Horse Hill, Inchworm, Fly-by-Night Hillbillies, Frank Tribes (no cover). Thu 12/4, 9:30 PM, Electronicat (see Critic's Choice), Tamion 12-Inch, DJ Jordan Zawideh. Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Lungfish, Taking Pictures, Narrator. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Office, Crush Kill Destroy, La Makita Soma, GA Shoagie, Staxx (with spoken-word performances by Chicago poets). Sun 12/7, 9:30 PM, Means, 36 Invisibles, Galactic Inmate. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/29, Rumor Has It. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. Sat 12/6, Modern Day Romeos. 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 11/28, Thu 12/4, and Fri 12/5, Hydro, Dub Dis. Sun 11/30 and Sat 12/6, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 12/3 and Sun 12/7, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJ Statikfire spins industrial, techno, goth, and darkwave. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ 2 Much Funk, Pat B. Wednesdays, DJ Rich Rockin' K. Thursdays, 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. Sat 11/29, Infinity. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 12/5, 4-Cast. Sat 12/6, Posin'. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, Burbanks, Charleston Dueling Society. 773-685-8083.

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

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fri 11/28 and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-3310.

FINN MCCOOL'S IRISH PUB 15 W. Division: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin. 312-337-4349.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Tyrades (see Spot Check), Ponys, Corbeta Corbata, Wurst. Sat 11/29, 4 PM, Stretch Armstrong, Bled, Kinison, AKA'S. Sun 11/30, 5 PM, Silverstein, Preacher Gone to Texas, Bayside, Emily Shrine. Tue 12/2, 7 PM, Dakota/Dakota, Weighdown, Ris. Wed 12/3, 8 PM, Milk at Midnight, Georges, the Truth About. Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Riddle of Steel, Call Me Lightning, Rockbot. Fri 12/5, 6 PM, Killer, Plan of Attack; 10 PM, Undercast, Foundation Allstars, Extra Medium. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Lungfish, Red-Eyed Legends, Make Believe, School Shooter. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Psycho Scapegoat, HeWhoCorrupts, Stash, Insurrection, Curbstomp. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band, Anne Harris. Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Danny Barnes. Wed 12/3, 8:30 PM, Jon Dee Graham, Scrappy Judd Newcomb. Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Sag Valley Boys, Bucket Shop, Yellowhammers, Code West, Leave. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 11/28, Backyard Tire Fire. Fri 12/5, 9-Fifty. Sat 12/6, Plus Teasin'. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 11/28, 9:30 PM, Hello Dave. Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Twist & Shout. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/28, Pedestrians. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Triple Dawg Dare. 847-541-7530.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Arthur Lee. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/28, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Alexandra St. James & Jason Krinhdley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/30, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/28, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 11/30, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, DJs spin after 8 PM. 773-549-3232.

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Almost Rosario. 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: Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Futz 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 11/28, Middle Eight, Tiffany Hull. Sat 11/29, Zebulun, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Jason Miller's Djangology. Fri 12/5, Mexican Cheerleader, Sonnets, Pine Hill Haints. Sat 12/6, Pass It Around with members of Dodge City Getouts, Old No. 8, Outlaw Family Band, and Wingnuts. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, El Trio Calabaza performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Andy Shaw, Andy Abdau. Sat 12/6, 9 and 11 PM, Funkadesi. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/28 and Fri 12/5, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Danny Black; 10 PM, DJ Dreamberg. Thu 12/4, 8 and 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Pearly Sweets. Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Mark Anderson, Lindsey Graham; 11:30 PM, DJ Matt Fields. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Shakedowns, Don't Tell Mom, Dan Spielman. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Commodes. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, discopoet Khari B., Mwata Bowden & Sound Spectrum. Tue 12/2, 9:30 PM, Daily Plannet, PNS, Usual Suspectz. Thu 12/4, 9:30 PM, Superaquello, Aluminum Group. Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Ely Guerra, Juana Molina, John McEntire. Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Sarah Aroeste Band, Rashan. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Tue 12/2, Winter Carousel, Alison Chesley. Thursdays, open mike. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Better Than Ezra, Troubled Hubble (18 & over). Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Umphrey's McGee, J. Davis Trio (18 & over). Sun 11/30, 6:30 PM, Something Corporate, Rx Bandits, Mae, Days Away (sold out). Mon 12/1, 6:15 PM, Default, Socialburn, Blue October, Blue Epic (all-ages). Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bottletones (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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. Sat 11/29, Freshwater Collins. Thu 12/4, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 12/5, Turnstyles. 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.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). 847-934-3474.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, 17th Floor. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Arra. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." 773-348-7592.

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

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

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

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

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old-school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 773-665-1110.

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

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

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. 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 11/28, 10 PM, the Truth About, Frankenpony, Ruins of the 20th Century. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Phunk Sway, Swaylo, Avery Young, Motep, Ascencent. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Tue 12/2, 10 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Sun Spot, Artless. Thu 12/4, 9 PM, Dana Abbott, Red Vinegar. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Saps, Penthouse Sweets, Sharks. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Darwin's Dilemma. 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 11/28, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Jerry DeVivo Band. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Major's Junction, Goods, Lyndsey O'Brien. Tue 12/2, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 12/3, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: Elvis Costello," Motion to Fix. Thu 12/4, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree hosted by Jakehead (no cover). Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Jump Little Children, Yesmen, Adam Richman. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/28, 6:30 PM, Bollweevils, Apocalypse Hoboken, Traitors, Dutchmen, Mexican Cheerleader (all-ages). Sat 11/29, 5:45 PM, Millencolin, Senses Fail, Matchbox Romance (all-ages). Sun 11/30, 6:30 PM, Burn Rome Burn, Segway, Last of the Showmen, Who Did Bender (all-ages). Tue 12/2, 6:30 PM, Static-X, Soil, Scrape, Twisted Method (all-ages). Wed 12/3, 5:30 PM, Atmosphere (see Critic's Choice), Micronots, Brother Ali (see Critic's Choice), Oddjobs (all-ages). Fri 12/5, 7 PM, Anthrax, Ill Nino (all-ages). Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Blank Theory, No One, Reforma, Inept (all-ages). Sun 12/7, 6:30 PM, Hey Mercedes, Hopesfall, Haste, Bear vs. Shark (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes, Paula. 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 12/6, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, British Report (Beatles tribute). Sat 11/29, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, Catamount, American Draft. Sat 11/29, the It, the Truth About, Barajas, Jumpsuit. Wed 12/3, Dr. Disco hosts karaoke. Thu 12/4, Hoyne, Rich X, Rob Reid. 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 11/28, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sun 11/30, 6 PM, Iomos Marad, Longshot, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains, Matlock, Babble (all-ages). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Michael McDermott, Orphans, Danny Black, Edward Burch, Al Day Trio, Steph Turner, Delafields, Marvin Tate, RD Roth & the Issues, Mark Sheehy, Big Sky String Band, No Doctors, Miss Mia, Darkroom Chemicals, Kristin Shout, Bumpus, Cheer-Accident, Larry O. Dean (Tom Waits tribute). 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 11/29, 10 PM, Headlok, Maggot Twat, Basement Love Underground. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Carlos T. Mock 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 11/28, 10 PM, Bystander, For All I Care, Racecar Melody. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Stripped for Parts, the Motion. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, John Swift, Clash Titan with Phunk & Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Reggaeton. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Farm Crew. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Tue 12/2, 9 PM, Lacuna Coil. Thu 12/4, 6 PM, V Shape Mind, Simple Something, Stone Jones, Point 6 (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.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Burbanks. 708-293-1837.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/28, Harmony Riley. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Nine Spot, Marizen. Fri 12/5, Pimps. Sat 12/6, Mr. Blotto. 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 11/28, Banana Sac. Sun 11/30, JC3. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 12/3, Dive. Thu 12/4, T Bag. Fri 12/5, Building Lights, Highball, JJ Tindall. Sat 12/6, 6 PM, City Stickers; 10 PM, Number One Son. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield; 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 11/29, Wonderful Smith, Mabel, Jefferson Bergey. Sat 12/6, Projector. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 12/5, Libido Funk Circus. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/29, Great Crusades. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Thu 12/4, Moonshine Sway. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: 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: Fridays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 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. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant; no cover. First Wednesday of every month, 11:30 PM, Tim & the Friends spin punk. 773-276-7036.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Caviar with DJs B.BimBop, the Hustler, Rolling Rockland, Poseur, S.K. Okie, Le Crook, Prairie Cartel. Sat 11/29, 7 and 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Ingram Hill (see Spot Check), Rich Price (all-ages). Mon 12/1, 8 PM, Sam Shaber, Fred Prellberg, Chris Gilmartin. Tue 12/2, 8 PM, Brian Vander Ark, David Ryan Harris, Happy Chichester (18 & over). Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Riptones, Javelinas. Thu 12/4, 9 PM, Washington Social Club, Dorian Taj, Unicorns (see Spot Check). Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Dolly Varden, Mary Janes; 11 PM, Mark Kozelek, Sun Kil Moon. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Autumn Defense, John & Laurie Stirratt, Cynthia G. Mason. Sun 12/7, 9 PM, Funeral Home Photographers, William Elliott Whitmore, Eliot Lipp. 773-525-2508.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/28, Liquid Courage, Peg 7. Sat 11/29, Bret Michaels, V-Ninety, American Anthem. Fri 12/5, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute), Strange Days. Sat 12/6, Generations. 630-893-9346.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 11/29, Steepwater Band. 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, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 12/4, David Bruce. 312-441-9334.

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 11/28, Loafers, Deer, Stereo South, DeMilos. Sat 11/29, Waste, Frantic Appetite, Last Year's Man. Sun 11/30, Names, Black Tiger, Lacona. Mon 12/1, Satellite Thieves. Tue 12/2, 10:30 PM, Profound, Soul 360, Vice Verse, DJ Risky Bizness. Wed 12/3, Ginchy, Wholesome, Naughty Candy. Thu 12/4, Stay All Day, Handcuffs, Fold. Fri 12/5, Abstract Giants, Funktelligence, Teresa Long. Sat 12/6, Canasta, Owen, Like Young. 773-278-6600.

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

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Val. 708-389-7810.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Chris Moore, Andy Germak. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Tim Hort, Dark Green Bottles, M.K. Gallina. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Sonya Lorelle, Julie Frost, Brother Sean. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 12/2, 8 PM, Stephanie Dosen, Rhythm Futur. Wed 12/3, 8 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Andrea Bunch. Thu 12/4, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight Unplugged" with Pam Richardson, Angie Wendt, Temple Schultz, Shelly Miller, and host Phylis Renee Marconi. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Anne E. Dechant, Anne Deming. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Jen Dainton, Rose Fries. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, and Fri 11/28, DJ Chops. Sat 11/29, Ferdinand Fox, Mur. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Robin Kay Band. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Jen Porter Band. Sun 11/30, 8 PM, Pete Special. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 12/1, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart. Mondays, 11 PM, Pete Special; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 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: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/29, Fools Gladly. Thu 12/4, Erie Street. Fri 12/5, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Back Porch Ramblers. Sat 12/6, Brother Lowdown, Farmageddon. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 11/29, Eddie Butts Band. Fri 12/5, Red Woody. Sat 12/6, Generations. 630-264-2739.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, Soulfyah. Sat 11/29, Michael Black, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/28, Peel, Stone City Stragglers, Hazing Kate. Sat 11/29, Spare Parts, Jive Dharma. Sundays, Mudcat Grant. Mon 12/1, Michael Metivier. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 12/3, Stab Atlas, Black Squirrels. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 12/5, Emitter, Stone Puppet, Ludo. Sat 12/6, Chris Shaffer, Wonderful Smith. 773-929-1300.

Dance

VIC LAVENDER, MR. A.L.I. spin at "AfroFolk Live"; free admission. Wed 12/3, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHRIS WALSH spins house music; free admission. Mon 12/1, 7 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

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 Too Smooth. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 5:30 PM, 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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. First Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. 773-348-4975.

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

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 11/28, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sat 11/29, Lego. Sun 11/30, DJs spin retro. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 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 and Tuesdays, and First Friday of every month, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, 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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 6 PM-3 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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 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: Fridays, 10 PM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and global grooves (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Jernell Geronimo. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin spins hip-hop, retro, and funk. Saturdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, retro, funk, and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, Dino G, DJ Abell spin hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 12/1, Bundini Brown, Peter Margasak, 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. 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-1 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.

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fri 11/28, Vicious Mike, R-Dub. 312-850-3740.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory spins music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Rhythm spins downstairs. Saturdays, Scott Coyte spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays) Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 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: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, JustJoey, Brian Borden. 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.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, Hi-Fi Lounge. 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: Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-3 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). 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, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJ Striz spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover), DJ Stax. Sundays, DJ Jam Sandwich, Castration DJ. 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.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10 PM, Danny G, DJ Stixx, Mach 1 spin house and hip-hop. 773-348-5100.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/28, 11 PM, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Fast Eddie & DJ Jes Live with Sundance, Rolando, Traxx, Chuck Blue, JustJoey (all-building event; 18 & over in Metro, 21 & over in Smart Bar). 773-549-0203.

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

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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. 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, Jordan Knight. 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: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 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: Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-5 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.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world rhythms. Saturdays, DJ Allen. 773-384-8454.

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, Usual 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 11/28, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Fast Eddie & DJ Jes Live with Sundance, Rolando, Traxx, Chuck Blue, JustJoey (all-building event; 18 & over in Metro, 21 & over in Smart Bar). Sat 11/29, Bugz in the Attic, DJ Striz, DJ 4BZ. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wed 12/3, Audio Bullys, Greens Keepers, James Curd. Thu 12/4, A Grape Dope, Jesse de la Pena, Intel. Fri 12/5, Dimitri From Paris, Dayhota. Sat 12/6, Kaskade, Marc Buxton. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ 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. 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 Chilliwinters. Mondays, Mike Fritz with guests. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

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

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. 773-252-9700.

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. 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.

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. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). First 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. Fri 11/28, Chris May, DJ Tobias, DJ Toula, DJ Brock, Tony Duffy, Nikki Starr, DJ Trancid. Saturdays, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies with guests, Roger Sanchez, Infusion, Brenda D. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Wednesdays, Chris Gin. Sat 12/6, Adam Beyer, Common Factor, Kyle Szmurlo. 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 11/28, Mike Dixon, James Curd, Justin Long. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

MAURA BURNS accompanies Irish storyteller Batt Burns. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

CHUCK'S ELECTRIC performs at "First Friday," hosted by John Storms-Rohm (preceded by a song circle at 6:30 PM). Fri 12/5, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KATHY COWAN & HER WOMEN'S CHOIR host the Old Town School of Folk Music's Christmas Sing-Along; free admission. Fri 12/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

STEVE EARLE Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

STEVE EARLE Sold out. Sat 12/6, 7:30 and 10 PM, and Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

LEE MURDOCK Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

JOSH RITTER, LESSER BIRDS OF PARADISE See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOSH RITTER See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 11/29, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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 12/1, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, 6 PM, Big John. Mondays, Big John, DJ Sux (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 11/28, Gerard Haughey. Sat 11/29, Bernie Glynn & Country Roads. Fri 12/5, Larkin Brothers. Sat 12/6, James Tighlman & the Marshalls. 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 11/28, Anish. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. 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.

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

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Aidan O'Toole. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/28, Bluestack. Sat 11/29, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 12/4, 8:30 PM, Special Consensus. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/29, Cornmeal. Sun 11/30, 11 AM-2 PM, Special Consensus. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Bryan Bowers. 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.

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. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Tom Dundee & friends. 773-465-8005.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, Craig Moorefield. 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 12/1, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale. 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Jimmy & Seamus Boyle, John Shine. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

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

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 12/2, 8:30 PM, Rogers Park bluegrass jam. 773-274-3239.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 11/28, Sandy Andina, Stephen Lee Rich. Fri 12/5, Tipler's Way. Sat 12/6, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

OLETA ADAMS, COOK, DIXON & YOUNG Free black-tie performance. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. 773-667-2332.

TORONZO CANNON & THE CANNONBALL EXPRESS perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a blues harmonica workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/29, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

DAFILLED Sun 11/30, 7:45 and 11:15 AM, Park Manor Christian Church, 600 E. 73rd. 773-483-2115.

JONNY LANG Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

THOMPSON COMMUNITY SINGERS Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Christ Universal Temple, 11901 S. Ashland. 708-366-9770.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, "Housewreckin' Blues Jam" with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum, Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 11/28, Kinsey Report. Sat 11/29, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with "Big Daddy" Gene Barge. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Fri 12/5, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 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 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 11/30, Chico Banks. Mon 12/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 12/2, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wed 12/3, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 12/4, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, Jimmy Johnson. 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); Harmonica Hinds hosts an acoustic jam Sundays at 6 PM. Fri 11/28, 5:30 PM, Christopher Walz; 9:30 PM, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Love. Sat 11/29, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Son Seals, Mississippi Heat. Sun 11/30, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Mon 12/1, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 12/2, Pistol Pete. Wed 12/3, Vino Louden. Thu 12/4, Carl Weathersby. Fri 12/5, 5:30 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Bobby Rush, Nellie Travis. Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Kenny Neal, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Sun 12/7, Joel Paterson. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 11/28, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Museum All Stars. Mon 12/1, noon, Easy Baby. Wed 12/3, noon, Fernando Jones & Blues in the Schools. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM Wednesdays, 8:30 PM Thurdays through Saturdays; no cover. Thu 12/4, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/28, Mem Shannon. Sat 11/29, Steve Arvey. Fri 12/5, Kenny Neal. Sat 12/6, Bobby Rush. 630-513-0074.

DAVID ADLER CULTURAL CENTER 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Ernie Hawkins. 847-367-0707.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/29, T-Bird Huck & the Blues Busters. Sat 12/6, Neil Rose Band with Robert Stroeger. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, Burbanks. Sat 11/29, Madman Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds. 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.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Mississippi Heat. 847-705-0555.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/28, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 11/29, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 12/2, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons (no cover). Thu 12/4, Sam Cockrell hosts an open jam (no cover). Sat 12/6, Brian Lupo Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Snatch. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Wed 12/3, 9:30 PM, Paulina Hollers. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Wed 12/3, 9:30 PM, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Thu 12/4, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Deanna Bogart. Sun 12/7, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 12/6, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Vance Kelly, Linsey Alexander, 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. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

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

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Sundays, 8 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions. 708-388-9760.

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. Sat 11/29, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 12/6, Brother John & friends. 773-252-1155.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Sun 11/30, Shemekia Copeland. 815-758-2715.

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 11/28, Kingsnakes. Sat 11/29, Street Corner Blue. Wed 12/3, Nuwki Nu. Sat 12/6, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. 815-477-0340.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Jr. Blues Band. 773-274-3239.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 11/29, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 12/5, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 12/6, Nora Jean. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

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 11/28, Pistol Pete. Fri 12/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 12/6, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/28, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 11/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Sat 11/29, 10 PM, 21st annual Thanksgiving All-Star Blues Revue with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Kenny Anderson, Tony Ferraro, Jody Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Joe Jammer, Patrick Doody, John Falstrom, Tony Caccitolo, Peaches Staten. 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.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Sat 12/6, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers, Jimmy Johnson, Marty Binder. 815-337-3663.

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

Jazz

Concerts

BEBOP BRASS! with Orbert Davis, Corey Wilkes, Art Hoyle, Steve Berry, Tom Garling, Norman Palm, Von Freeman, Eric Schneider, Ari Brown, Douglas Ewart, Mwata Bowden, Willie Pickens, Ken Chaney, Larry Gray, Kobie Watkins; free concert. Fri 12/5, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-427-1676.

BLACK HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL & DINNER with Al Green, John Whitfield, Jordan Baskin, Duke Payne, Anita Jeffries, Barney Lewis, Ray Bailey, Roosevelt Martin. Sun 12/7, 4-7 PM, Christ Center of Truth, 402 W. 71st. 773-487-3088.

NATHANIEL BRADDOCK, TOBY SUMMERFIELD, KYLE HERNANDEZ, FRANK ROSALY Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "The Benny Goodman/Jimmy Dorsey Songbook" with Brian Patti. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Mark Bettcher. Thu 12/4, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

KERRI JOHNSTRUD Free in-store performance. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KEN KILIAN SAXTET performs at the Mistletoe Ball and benefit for the Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society and History Museum. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench, Galena. 815-777-9129.

DOUG LOFSTROM, FRANK DONALDSON, THOMAS GUNTHER Free performance. Tue 12/2, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET Free concert under the direction of Mwata Bowden. Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/28, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet, Susan May. Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Southport Allstars with Bobby Lewis, Joanie Pallatto, Bobby Schiff, Sparrow, Thomas Kini, Leon Joyce. 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 12/2, 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 12/5, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Jeannie Lambert Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/29, Nanette Frank. 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 12/7, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Detour. Sun 11/30 through Sat 12/6, Carlos Cannon. Sun 12/7, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (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.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, John Bany Trio with Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Tue 12/2, Al Keeler. Fri 12/5, 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. Thu 12/4, 5:30 PM, James Beck Quartet. 312-251-0135.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/28, Mars Williams & Michael Zerang. Sat 11/29, Ed Wilkerson Jr., Tatsu Aoki, Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sun 11/30, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

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

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 Wednesdays, 8:30 PM Thurdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 11/28 and Fri 12/5, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 11/29 and Sat 12/6, Ed Coward Trio. Wed 12/3, Dan Meyers. 847-969-9900.

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

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-1 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

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

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

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

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/28, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. 815-356-9980.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 4 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Tue 12/2, 9:30 PM, Triage. Wed 12/3, 9:30 PM, FME (see Critic's Choice). 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 11/30, 8 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Sun 12/7, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 11/28, 7 PM, Demos Petropoulos. Fri 12/5, 7 PM, Upbeat Trio with Mike Cassio. Sat 12/6, 7 PM, Vincent Allen Howell; 11 PM, David Basse. 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: Sat 11/29, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Jimmy Sommers. Sun 11/30, 8 PM, Charlie Johnson Trio with Margaret Murphy. 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 12/4, 9 PM, and Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, David Basse & City Light with Bill Goodwin. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, and Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quintet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/30, 1 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Tim Daisy & others. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 12/3, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet with Brad Wheeler. Fri 12/5, 9 PM, and Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Jim Trompeter Quartet with John Swana. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 12/3, 7 PM, Ed Wilkerson Jr., Michael Zerang, Jim Baker (no cover). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike. 773-486-1099.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, Keefe Jackson Project (no cover). Sun 12/7, 9:30 PM, Ryan Shultz Trio (no cover). 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 11/28 through Sun 11/30, Roy Hargrove Quintet. Tue 12/2 through Sun 12/7, Danilo Perez Trio (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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, Who's Your Daddy? with Dan Trudell. 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. First Tuesday of every month, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). 773-348-7592.

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

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: First Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 12/2, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 11/28, 9 PM, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. 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: Fri 11/28, 10:30 PM, Ezel. Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Healing Force with Billy Brimfield, Avreeayl Ra, Derek Polk. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Sundays, 7 PM, Gina Gibson with Wallace Burton & Bill Yancey. 773-775-7525.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 11/28 and Fri 12/5, 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 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Neil Alger Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Marshall Vente Quartet. Wed 12/3, BMR4. 847-243-3700.

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

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

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

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/28, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe (no cover); 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 11/29, Corey Wilkes Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble & JoAnn Daugherty. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan. Thursdays, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 12/5, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 12/6, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Sun 12/7, 8 PM, Joe Hurt Group (reservations required). 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, Jazz Solution. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 12/4, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience. 312-492-6100.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 11/30, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Chris Bernhardt & Neal Alger. 312-787-9596.

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. Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SOUK 1552 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Thu 12/4, 9 PM, BMR4 (no cover). 773-227-1818.

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

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 12/4, Tim Daisy Group, Josh Abrams 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: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 1 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/28, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Sat 11/29, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Fri 12/5, Corey Wilkes & Gettin' Funk'd Up. 312-791-9050.

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

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

International

Concerts

LIRA ENSEMBLE in its annual Polish-American Christmas Gala. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Oak Park & River Forest High School, 201 Scoville, Oak Park. 773-508-7040.

PAN-AFRICAN CARNIVAL with Samba 1 Dance Group and the West Indian Folk Dance Company as part of "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a Brazilian dance workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 12/6, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

ARTURO SANDOVAL, JON SECADA, JACI VELASQUEZ Holiday concert. Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free performance. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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-3 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thu 12/4, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Ely Guerra, Juana Molina, John McEntire. 312-362-9707.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Hip Fetish. 708-366-8073.

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

Classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, BRASS ENSEMBLE & PHILHARMONIA in a Festival of Lessons and Carols (Monteverdi, Whitacre & others). Sun 12/7, 11 AM (with "prelude music" at 10:35 AM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

AULOS ENSEMBLE with soprano Julianne Baird (Bach, Vivaldi, Corrette, Scarlatti, traditional). Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JULIA BENTLEY & DEBORAH SOBOL mezzo-soprano & piano, in a free concert (Hindemith, Das Marienleben). Sun 12/7, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

REBECCA BROWN guitar, with the Gioco String Quartet in a free concert. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

VIOLIN STUDENTS OF PAMELA BUBLITZ-SNIDER in a studio recital (Vivaldi, Paganini, Bach, Handel, traditional). Fri 12/5, 7 PM, CountrySide Care Center, 2330 W. Galena, Aurora. 630-858-8803.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 12/3, 7-9 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CANADIAN BRASS Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

CHANTICLEER a cappella ensemble in a Christmas program. Tue 12/2 and Wed 12/3, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a holiday concert (Barber, Poulenc, Moore, Applebaum, Rogers, Miller, Clemens, Lindberg, Busto, Oweggi, Jennings). Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND John DeSalme conducts a holiday concert (Tchaikovsky & others). Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND PLAYERS (Handel & others). Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Palos United Methodist Church, 12101 S. Harlem, Palos Heights. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS perform John Harbison's Vespers in a free concert. Mon 12/1, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS WOMEN'S CHORUS Anne Heider, conductor (Beach, Silva, Lassus, Brahms). Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Leslie Dunner conducts a holiday concert. Sat 12/6, 11:30 AM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/28, 8 PM, John Williams conducts music from Hollywood movies. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, and Tue 12/2, 7:30 PM, John Williams, conductor, with horn soloist Dale Clevenger in a program of his own compositions. Thu 12/4 and Fri 12/5, 8 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor (Bartok, Ligeti, Messiaen, Ravel). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHOIR & ORCHESTRA OF ST. CLEMENT CHURCH Randall Swanson conducts a period-instruments performance of Handel's Messiah. Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/7, 4 PM, St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/28, 12:10 PM, Tower Brass (Boyce, Tchaikovsky, Miller). Fri 12/5, 12:10 PM, soprano Tina Beverly & pianist Alan Darling. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT in its annual Candlelight Concert for Peace (Ives, Golijov, Piazzolla). Tue 12/2, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-722-5463.

RICHARD GRAEF & STEPHEN ALLTOP flute & harpsichord, in a free concert (Telemann, Bach, Blavet). Sun 11/30, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano (Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann). Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-905-1500.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with duo pianists Misha & Cipa Dichter in a family concert (Mozart, Haydn, Corelli, Turina). Sun 12/7, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 11/30, 3:30 PM, H. Ricardo Ramirez (Dupre, Buxtehude, Messiaen). Sun 12/7, 3:30 PM, James Brian Smith (Bach, Buxtehude, Dupre, Daquin, Benton). 312-664-6963.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

SHARON ISBIN guitar (Britten, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Duarte, Tan Dun). Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

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

JOSEPH KAISER cello, with pianist Fumiko Jensen in a free concert (Bach, Elgar, Martinu, Paganini). Sun 11/30, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY CHOIR Lawrence Sisk conducts a program of sacred music (Palestrina, Victoria, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Gretchaninov, Locklair & others). Tue 12/2, 7:30 PM, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5619.

PATRICK LINDLEY harpsichord, in a free concert (Byrd, Purcell, Bach, Couperin, Balbastre, D. Scarlatti, Lindley). Thu 12/4, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Mark A. Taylor conducts a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Suppe, Sousa, Whitacre, Anderson & others). Tue 12/2, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/28 and Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with tenor Marcus Haddock & bass Samuel Ramey (Gounod, Faust). Sat 11/29 and Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor John Treleaven, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). Wed 12/3, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Mark Lundberg, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). 312-332-2244.

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the Old St. Patrick's Holiday Choir in a Christmas concert. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-831-9355.

MEMBERS OF THE MORTON COLLEGE CHORUS & SINGERS in a free Christmas concert. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

DONALD NEALE performs Beethoven's first three piano sonatas in a free concert. Wed 12/3, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

NEW PHILHARMONIC & DUPAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. Sat 11/29, 2 and 4 PM, and Sun 11/30, 3 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, WOMEN'S CHORUS, CHAMBER SINGERS & BRASS ENSEMBLE in a Christmas concert (Mozart, Rutter, Handel). Sat 12/6 and Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Richard Fischer, conductor. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-825-2982, 847-824-7321, or 847-824-2591.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with trumpeter Barbara Butler in a holiday program (Gossec, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Bloch). Thu 12/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY FOR WINDS & VOICES Stephen Alltop & Ryan Nelson, conductors (Bach, Nelson, Hesketh, Anderson). Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORAL ENSEMBLES Robert A. Harris & Judith Willoughby conduct a Christmas concert (Respighi, Honneger). Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Schumann, Beethoven, Hindemith). Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 11/29, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with soprano Ellen Hargis & harpsichordist David Schrader in a holiday concert (Bach, Falla). Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 312-360-3145.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts an Advent Vespers service. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

SERAPHIN QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Enescu, Brahms). Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Matthew Wolka conducts the St. Benedict Festival Orchestra & Chorus. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Sat 12/6, 7 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Sasha Gerritson Brauer, conductor, with the Park Ridge Community Church Chancel Choir & members of L'Opera Piccola. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 312-560-1072.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Williard Thomen, conductor. Sun 12/7, 4 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-355-1483.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Tue 12/2, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE MUSIC STUDENTS RECITAL Free admission. Tue 12/2, 2 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, alto Roger Pines, tenor Calland Metts & baritone Peter Van De Graaff (Handel, Messiah). Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd conducts a free holiday concert (Praetorius, Rutter, Nelson, Reed, Gabrieli, Ticheli, traditional). Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-996-8746.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS in a holiday concert. Fri 11/28, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

VUILLARD TRIO in a free concert (Haydn, Dvorak, Thomas). Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7262.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with the Agape Ringers handbell ensemble (Tchaikovsky, traditional & others). Sun 12/7, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Hinsdale Central High School Auditorium, 55th & Grant, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY MUSIC ENSEMBLES in their annual Christmas Festival concert. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

YOUTH SYMPHONY OF DUPAGE in a free concert. Sun 12/7, 4 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-932-7927.

XIANG ZOU piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess memorial concert (Granado, Haydn, Brahms, Liszt). Wed 12/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

Miscellaneous

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND performs at a holiday concert under the direction of Gerard Matthews. Fri 11/28, noon, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

GERMAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sat 12/6, 1:30 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and discussion on the theme "Story Time: Tales in Music and Art." Sat 12/6, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MUSIC IS GOOD FOR KIDS Children's program of international and cross-

cultural music presented by the club Martyrs'. Sat 12/6, noon and 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROVING CAROLERS: VOICES TO GO perform throughout the building. Sat 12/6, 11 AM-2 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS Sold out. Sat 12/6 and Sun 12/7, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Wed 12/3, Franklin Fine Arts Elementary School Choir. Thu 12/4, Bonnie Lindholm School of Dance. Fri 12/5, McDade Elementray School Choir, Band, and String Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

WRITEBLEND Free performance. Mon 12/1, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3349.

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