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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

BRYAN ADAMS Mon 1/5, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SANDY ANDINA Free in-store performances. Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ANONYMOUS 4 Wed 1/7, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

B2K Sun 1/4, 6 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

TRENT CARLINI Tribute to Elvis. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

QUENTIN EARL DARRINGTON & JEREMY KAHN Free concert. Tue 1/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FETOR, OREFISAURUS, DIGITAL KILL, CATHARTIC perform at a third-anniversary party for Foul magazine, with readings by Brandon Wetherbee, Greg Smith, Emerson Dameron, Aaron Cynic, Alicia Dorr, Christopher Barton, Brent Ritzel, and Kate Sandler, and a screening of a film by the Nix. Sat 1/3, 7 PM, Independent Video Alliance, 7009 N. Glenwood. 773-761-1052.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

GIRLS NEXT DOOR Sat 1/3, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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

FRANK LAFON performs in an Elvis tribute concert. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

LEADFOOT, DEUCE, TREOLOGIC, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART perform at the Southern Lights Exposition. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

TOM MICHAEL, BECKIE MENZIE, CORY JAMISON, DARYL NITZ, AUDREY MORRIS perform "Peel Me a Grape: A Celebration of Supper and Song." Thu 1/8 and Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

MORNING 40 FEDERATION, LANGHORNE SLIM, THUNDERBUNNY Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-742-2543.

NINA NASTASIA, TIM ERIKSEN Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KATHRYN PAYNE Free concert. Fri 1/9, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

ABE QUIGLEY Free concert. Fri 1/2, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DAVID SANBORN Sat 1/10, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

SWING SETS Free concert. Fri 1/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Trio, Wonderloaf, Doubtful Guest. Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Rollover, Dirty Love, John Kimler Band. 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 and Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Ryan Hagen. 847-397-3100.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2, Lone Assassins, Vamplifier. Sat 1/3, Bobby Holiday. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 1/7, open mike hosted by Don Maloney. Sat 1/10, Pat McCurdy. 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 1/2, Audiotank, Kameron Fry, Soul Shakedown, Everyday Celebrity. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, CSM, Miles, Lemondrop. Sun 1/4, Snoozie & the Mitonics, Commodes, Bleeding Turnips. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Wed 1/7, Heartbreak Speed, Murmur, Future Leaders of the World. Thu 1/8, Andrew Morgan, Janet Kim. Fri 1/9, Money Shot, Gary Stier, Quilts. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Second Sound, Raised on Zenith. Sun 1/11, Burnside Bridge, Cobs, Low Profile. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2, Them Damn Kids, Erin Jordan, Facing Winter, Phil Bennett. Thursdays, 7 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band (no cover). 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.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mondays, Marc Smith hosts a music and poetry showcase. Sun 1/11, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 847-424-9800.

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Tribes of Neurot, Steven Von Till, Blood and Time (listening party for new album by Neurosis; see Spot Check). Sat 1/3, 8 PM, Cooler by the Lake, American Heritage, Galactic Inmate, Drip, Juzt Nutz, Beekeeper, Bunky Rumblesmith, Norah Utley perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/4, 8 PM, Sa Ermott, Violently Ill, It's. Tue 1/6, 8 PM, Et Cetera. Wed 1/7, 8 PM, Inchworm, South, Four-Letter Word, Tall Dark Stranger. Thu 1/8, 8 PM, Mark Johnson, Matt Hoffer. Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Jesse Garon Presley & the Branson Family, Lord of the Yum Yum, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Bud Melvin. Sat 1/10, 5 PM, King Django, Dr. Ring Ding, Eastern Standard Time, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages); 9 PM, Polkaholics, Descendro Allegro, Sugarwalls, Quasar Wut Wut, Lynyrd's Innards perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/11, 8 PM, Goldman, A-Set. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Speargrass. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 1/2, Tim Nolan. Sun 1/4 and Sun 1/11, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 1/9, Steve Roth. 847-550-1127.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Tuesdays, DJ Bridget hosts karaoke. 773-394-9898.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 1/8, Beyond Blond. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/2, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sat 1/10, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 1/2, 10 PM, End Result, 2 Chords. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Changes, Ella Music Group, Super 8 Cum Shot. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. 708-499-4140.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 630-953-7095.

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND STUDIO 1538 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 312-421-7860.

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. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. 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.

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, 8 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin. Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Even Flo (Pearl Jam tribute). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/2, Mike & Joe. Sat 1/3, Gearhead. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 1/9, Underwater People. Sat 1/10, Mr. Blotto. 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 1/2 and Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Shannon Strodel, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel; 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeane Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 1/3 and Sat 1/10, 8 PM, KT McCammond performs music by Eartha Kitt; 10:30 PM, Kristofer Simmons performs "I Ain't Got No Shame." Wed 1/7, 8 PM, Thalia Tarsinos & Robin Trilling with accompanist Bob Allen. Sun 1/11, 5 PM, Ed Rutherford performs "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here." 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ghost. Wednesdays, Mach 1. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/2, DJ Dread Scott. Sun 1/4, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 1/5, DJ Red Sonja spins punk. Tue 1/6, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 1/7, DJ Matt spins country & western. Thu 1/8, John Almonte. 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 1/2, 9 PM, Super D, Second Hand Poets, Herbert Wiser Band. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Donnie Vie, Monkey Cocktail, I Love Rich, Bobby Stratosphere. Tue 1/6, 9 PM, Driving Forward, 8 Per Second, Savitre. Wed 1/7, 9 PM, National Jet Set, Carbon Four, Sharks, Peel. Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Rockit Girl, Sullen, Lovelies (see Spot Check), Wonderful Smith. Fri 1/9, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Chopper 5, Dead Electric, Paperbacks. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, D'z Nutz, Ken Sommer & the Substitutes. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: First Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/2, Crawpuppies. Sat 1/3, Colour. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 1/8, David Sarkis. Fri 1/9, Covergurl. Sat 1/10, Mr. Myers. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Underwater People. Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Rubber. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, Swamp Honkys. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2, Last of the Showmen, Boda, Ghost Story. Sat 1/3, Sagtown Hustlers, Freewheelin '56, Supernatural Yes. Sundays, Sumo. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 1/6, Simple Frustration, Twitch, Liam. Wed 1/7, Barajas, Last Year's Man. Thu 1/8, Yer Mother's Lovers, Lucida, Get Everett. Fri 1/9, Audiobon, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Slight Eccentric. Sat 1/10, Freaky Deaky, Mojo Filter, Halfway Jane, Matt Benoist. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Archaeology, Mount St. Helens, Rollo Tomasi. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Dials, Krunchies, Low Skies (see Spot Check), Vicki. Mon 1/5, 10 PM, Health and Beauty, Starlister, First Coat (no cover). Thu 1/8, 9:30 PM, the Wes Hollywood Show, Bon Mots, Analog Radio. Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Andrew Bird, Janet Bean & the Concertina Wire. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Duvall, Life at Sea, Emily Shrine. Sun 1/11, 9:30 PM, Barbeau, Forms, Crime and Judy. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/3, Dzyre. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 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. Mondays, DJs spin. 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. 773-395-2700.

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: Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Fabulous Janes. Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/9, 8 PM, 7Deez. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/3, Fat Cat. Mondays, open mike with Love Jam. Sat 1/10, Undertow. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sun 1/4, 8 PM, Jackson/Thomas. 630-922-9821.

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

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 1/2, 6 PM, Medic, Lost Boys, Buzz Specters, Before I Wake; 10 PM, the Strike, My Big Beautiful. Sat 1/3, 6 PM, Shattered Angel, Burning in Effigy, Another Letter Red, Everlasting Impression; 10 PM, Magnetosphere, Braves. Sun 1/4, 5 PM, Haunted Life, Undercast, Insurrection, Heads Will Roll, Winner Kills All. Tue 1/6, 6 PM, Drive Like June, Interference, Rydia, Junior Varsity, Red Jacket. Wed 1/7, 6 PM, Annihilation Time, Holier Than Thou, Destroy the Foundation. Thu 1/8, 5 PM, Myopia, Canula, Built to Burn, Tomaine; 10 PM, Switchhitter, Reagan National Crash Diet, Remember the Tiger Tales. Fri 1/9, 6 PM, Big D & the Kids' Table, Article 57, Rosedales, Negligents; 10 PM, Small Brown Bike, Casket Lottery, Black Print. Sat 1/10, 5 PM, Steel Train, Fold, Switchblade Romance; 9 PM, Small Brown Bike, Casket Lottery, Russian. Sun 1/11, 8 PM, Personals, Southerly, Conversation. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Pat McLaughlin. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Bad Examples. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Thu 1/8, 9 PM, All-Star Country Soul Band with Joel Paterson, Steve Dawson, Casey McDonough, and Jim Barclay, with opening band Devil in a Woodpile. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. Fri 1/9, 10:30 PM, KC Wilkerson, Barbara Hollek, Joe Corrado, Francesca Ruffo. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2, Core. Sat 1/3, June's Arrival. Fri 1/9, Changes. Sat 1/10, Malpractice Ltd. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, dueling pianos. Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Dan Darrah. 630-416-4898.

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

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/2, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/3, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/4 and Sun 1/11, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/5, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 1/6, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 1/7, 7:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/8, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/9, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 1/2 and Fri 1/9, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 1/3 and Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 1/4 and Sun 1/11, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 1/5, 8 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/6, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/7 and Thu 1/8, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. 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: Every other Friday, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-271-9000.

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

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Cody Diekoff, Vinny. Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Somewhere in Between & friends. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/3, Family Style, Don Tisch/Ian Torres Quintet, Star People. Tue 1/6, 7:30 PM, Neverly Brothers (no cover). Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Intelligent Dennis, David Singer & the Sweet Science, Billy and Iguana. Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Puerto Muerto, Palliard, Clyde Federal. Sat 1/10, Street Van, Ethyl Mermen, Wizards. 773-472-5139.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Pearly Sweets. Fri 1/9, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends; 10 PM, Swamp Sugar. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Lindsey Graham; 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 1/7, open mike hosted by Sam Gjokaj. Sat 1/10, Speargrass, Herbert Wiser Band, Catfish Jenkins. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/2, 9 PM, HotHouse Family Affair with Offwhyte, Griffen Rodriguez, Bitter Tears, Fissure, and DJs Chavez, Keiki Bird, and Honeypot. Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers. Sun 1/11, 6 PM, Mango Tribe, Pacifics, Serpent Feline. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Tue 1/6, Mike Hagedorn, Richard Syska. Thursdays, open mike. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/2, 9 PM, Ekoostik Hookah, Groovatron (18 & over). Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Bottle of Justus, Dan Darrah, Backyard Tire Fire, Nate Holly (18 & over). Thu 1/8, 8 PM, "Elvis Birthday Spectacular" with Mark Hussman, Rick Saucedo, Anthony Smith's Guitar Street Orchestra, Al Dvorin, Buzz Kilman, Amy Hohimer, Antic Sisters, Wendy Thompson, Chelsea Scherp & others (18 & over). Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Virginia Coalition, Alice Peacock (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

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

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

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

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: First Sunday of every month, 6-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

JOE BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Dizzy Stick. 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/2, Never the Hero. Sat 1/3, Jerkys, My Two Sons. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Hairbanger's Ball. 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, 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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Mondays, 8 PM, Robert Cruz plays accordion. 773-489-9554.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Functional Blackouts, Manaconda, Homophobic Assholes. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Dropped Once, Mike Ingram. Tue 1/6, 9 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 1/7, 9 PM, Publik Disturbance, Liquid Courage, Skintones. Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Freewheelin '56, Flossmor. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Sonnets, Twice Pipes, Milkplow. 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.

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 1/2, 9:30 PM, Brother Brother, Bamboo Grove, Thomas Pace. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Tue 1/6, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 1/7, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: Cream," Motion to Fix. Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Nyco, Pala, Pocket. Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Cane Corso, Bobby Stratosphere. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Dub Is a Weapon, Organ Wolf, Scale. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/2, 6:30 PM, 504 Plan, Divide by Zero, Academy, Mayfield, DJ LL (all-ages). Sat 1/3, 6 PM, Mustard Plug, Deal's Gone Bad, Kingpins, Zvooks, Indecisives, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages). Sun 1/4, 6:30 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Triptych, Nuisance, Gaskit (all-ages). Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Sunhead King, Echosend, Dremana, Bish (18 & over). Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Cappadonna, Remedy, GZA, Killah Priest, Rhyme 'n' Reason, Deserteez, Ill Noiz (all-ages). Sat 1/10, 6:30 PM, Lovehammers (all-ages); 11 PM, Cappadonna, Remedy, GZA, Killah Priest, Rhyme 'n' Reason, Deserteez, Ill Noiz (18 & over). Sun 1/11, 6:30 PM, Down the Line, Flapjacks, Kissers (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: Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Gel. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Moco Magana. 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: BYOB restaurant with music at 7 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays. Fri 1/2 and Fri 1/9, DJ White Russian. Sat 1/3, DJ V. Sat 1/10, Chris Million. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/2, Neil Rose Band. Sat 1/3, Debe Welch. Fri 1/9, Switchback. Sat 1/10, Stark Raving Dad. 630-688-8866.

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 1/2, 9 PM, Redwalls, New Constitution, University (all-ages). Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Katie Todd Band, Dan Lipton, Goldman. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Ovadya, Bruce Williams Orkestra (all-ages). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 1/8, 8:30 PM, Maxel Toft, John Greenfield, Phil Rockrohr, Mark Sheehy (18 & over). Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Milkbaby, Troy, Dad Factory. Sat 1/10, 5:30 PM, Goiter, Read More Learn More, Pomerantz (all-ages); 10 PM, National Quartet, Fareed Haque & Liz Conant. Sun 1/11, 7:30 PM, PGS, Basic Mind, Problem of the Day (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 1/8, 8 PM, Coat performs with Liz Rosenfeld 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). Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Y-N-R with Uni, Wicket; midnight, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sun 1/4 and Sun 1/11, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 1/7, 10:30 PM, Reggaeton. Fri 1/9, 10 PM, DJ Bougie Soliterre, David Chavez, Cordell Johnson, Caswell James. Sat 1/10, Mojica, Head On. 773-489-0011.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene Flores. 630-782-9091.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Sat 1/10, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10:30 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 1/2, 8 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Poseur, DJ Mr., DJ Harvey & others. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen (see Critic's Choice) Catfish Haven (see Spot Check), Ol' Yeller. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Exo, Julie Korman, Megan Stielstra (all-ages). Tue 1/6, 9 PM, Big Cats, Branches, Van Allen Belt. Wed 1/7, 9 PM, Aberdeen City, A Whisper in the Noise, Heligoats. Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Great Crusades. Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Steve Poltz. Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Anne Harris; 10 PM, Stolie, Canasta. Sun 1/11, 8 PM, Robert Crenshaw, Don Dixon, Jamie Hoover, Bill Lloyd. 773-525-2508.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 1/8, Dave Calloway Band. 312-441-9334.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-373-2233.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 1/2, Abstract Giants, Trelogic, Zzaje. Sat 1/3, Welcome to Ashley, Cells, Lazarus James. Sun 1/4, Ayme Frye, Kite Club. Mon 1/5, Greenlight, Mumbo Jumbo. Thu 1/8, Mississippi Breaks, Tiger Rag. Fri 1/9, Problematica, Apollo Sunshine, Chlorine. 773-278-6600.

TIN LIZZIE 2483 N. Clark: Thu 1/8, 9 PM, Band Called Pharisee with Joe Jonas & Willie McKay. 773-549-1132.

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 1/2, 8 PM, Andrew Morgan, Dana Lawrence. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Knotworking, Unstrung Heroes, Katie Haverly. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 1/6, 8 PM, Noah Harris, New Kentucky Quarter. Wed 1/7, 8 PM, Travis Dow. Thu 1/8, 7 PM, Arlo Leach, Javier Mendoza; 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight Unplugged." Fri 1/9, 9 PM, Amelia Royko, Andrew Sullivan. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Happy Ashtray, Dime Store String Band. Sun 1/11, 7 PM, Jen Dainton, Stephanie Dosen, Sue Fink, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. 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. Fri 1/2, Yellowhammers, Memphis Wheels. Sat 1/3, Scott Conine, Small Change, Hazing Kate. Thu 1/8, Starrunner. Fri 1/9, Lucille, Bullet Called Life, Swizzle Tree. Sat 1/10, Regina Rodriguez, Hillbillies From Space. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/2, Brother Willis, Covergurl. Sat 1/3, Fabulous Janes. Fri 1/9, Hung Jury. Sat 1/10, Mike & Joe. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Saturdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Scott Bailey. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Tuesdays, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/2, Soulfyah. Sat 1/3, Sound Station, Hydro. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 1/5, Runaways, Avo. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 1/8, Aswah Greggori. Fri 1/9, Baaro. Sat 1/10, Roots Stems & Branches, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2, Clip, Sour Deluxe, Pete Shukoff & the Answers. Sat 1/3, Speargrass, Deep Fried Pickle Project. Sundays, Starrunner. Wed 1/7, Quinn's Uncles, Brian Sharpe, M.K. Gallina. Thu 1/8, It's, Giant Judys. Fri 1/9, Dig for Fire, the Effect, Leaving Town (benefit for Estrojam). Sat 1/10, One-Eyed Show. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Thursdays, DJ Hector spins salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Rhythm (no cover). 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.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sun 1/11, Roche, Parallel Ensemble, Audio 8. 773-395-3002.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 312-243-1699.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 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: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

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

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

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

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

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins downtempo, hip-hop, and deep house (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. Fridays, DJ Flipside, DJ Platinum, Yo Jimbo. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/2, DJ Frique, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. Sun 1/4, Teri Bristol, Greg Drescher. Fri 1/9, Felix da Housecat, Victor R. Sun 1/11, Pete Crow, Greg Drescher. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin 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 1/5, DJ Cody Bear, DJ Jacob Ross, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 1/2, Stephen P spins deep house. Sat 1/3, Doc West, Rude One, DJ Stizo. Sun 1/4, Andy Buttell, DJ Knievel. Thu 1/8 James Curd. Mondays, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. 773-276-1411.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. Thursdays, Paul Blair. 312-751-2900.

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

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays and Saturdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Thursdays, Ed Vantage. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 312-266-1944.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Rhythm spins downstairs. Saturdays, 9 PM, 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.

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 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Mondays, DJ Rob Axis. 773-394-2066.

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

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). 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 spins house (no cover). 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 spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). 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, Mach 1 spins hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Frankie J. spins hip-hop, merengue, bachata, disco, and pop. 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.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). First Friday of every month, Ryan Bedlam, Razer X. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis, DJ Form. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. Sat 1/10, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. 773-489-0011.

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

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney & DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx & Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, (F)unktion DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

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

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

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 & DJ Julius 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 1/2, Janel Roland, Margaret Noble, Michelle Musial. Sat 1/3, J-Dub, Mike Steele. Sun 1/4 and Sun 1/11, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Fri 1/9, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Heather. Sat 1/10, Colette, Rock Dee. 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. 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. Sat 1/3, DJ Stoney, Peter Mavrik. 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. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spin 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: First Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). 773-857-5212.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Sat 1/3, Tag & Gianni, Hipolito Sanchez & Inbum Cho, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies with guests. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Droopy & others spin at "Lunacy: The Dark Playground." Fri 1/9, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Alex Peace, Bam Bam, Jimmie Page, Johnny Chaos, James Lauer, Justin Long, DJ Monna, DJ FLX, Hipolito Sanchez, Tim Eb, Aaron Chase. Sat 1/10, D:fuse, Eddie Hallowell, Gary Lacosta. 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 LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 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 with Hitman & 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). Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 1/9, DJs Garth & Jeno, James Curd. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

CHIRPS & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Mon 1/5, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

KATHY COWAN, KILTARTAN ROAD Sun 1/4, 3 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JOEL MABUS Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

OSBORNE BROTHERS Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

PATCHOULI Mon 1/5, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3186.

SWEET ACCORD Free concert. Fri 1/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WALTER & PATTY perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Sun 1/11, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

DENNIS WARNER Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with John Daley (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 1/6, Sunnyside Up. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5120 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 1/4, Pete Norman. 847-424-9800.

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

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

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8-11 AM, Saturday Morning BuzzGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. 708-524-2899.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sat 1/3, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. Mon 1/5, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Chris B spins country. Sundays, 6 PM, Big John. Mondays, Big John (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.

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. 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.

DAILY GRIND CYBER CAFE 119 N. Marion, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8 AM-noon, Saturday Morning CyberGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. 708-524-5282.

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: Thu 1/8, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Paul K. 773-278-1830.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

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

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

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 1/7, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, David Boykin. 773-486-1099.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. Sun 1/11, 9:30 PM, Rob Reid. 773-235-9795.

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

LAKE STREET CHURCH 607 Lake, Evanston: Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Bryan Bowers. 847-475-6165.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/5, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 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.

QUIGLEY'S 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Chicago Rovers. 708-952-4774.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Sat 1/10, Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band, Hoyle Brothers. 773-278-6600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 1/2, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern. Fri 1/9, Tim Grimm. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

JAMIAH ROGERS Free concert. Sat 1/3, 1 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

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 1/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sat 1/3, Eddy Clearwater. Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/7, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. Fri 1/9, Mississippi Heat. Sat 1/10, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Fri 1/9, and Sat 1/10, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays and Sundays, Shirley Johnson Band. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/2, Pistol Pete. Sat 1/3, Joanna Connor. Sun 1/4, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/6, Joe Barr. Wed 1/7, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Thu 1/8, Quintus McCormick. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Sundays, 6 PM, Nuwki Nu. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Fri 1/9, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 1/10, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Dion Payton (sold out). Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 7:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Wayne Baker Brooks. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/2, Chris Duarte. Fri 1/9, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. 630-513-0074.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-771-2123.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Recliners. 630-790-4878.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/10, Howard & the White Boys. 847-516-0300.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, 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 1/3, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Thursdays, midnight, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/3, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Tue 1/6, Nigel Mack (no cover). Thu 1/8, Mike Wheeler hosts an open jam (no cover). Sat 1/10, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Professor John. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sun 1/4, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/6, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 1/7, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Thu 1/8 and Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Second Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Tre & the Blue Knights. Second Sunday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Byther Smith. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 1/8, Kay Kay & Rays. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Billy Branch. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. 773-871-3757.

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.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/10, Heavy Hitters. 847-259-9724.

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 1/3, Rhythm City. Sat 1/10, Dyno-Mite Blues Band. 773-252-1155.

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

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 708-848-4250.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/9, Q Blue. 773-276-9730.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: First Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). Second Sunday of every month, 5-9 PM, Sydney Joe & the Just Kicking It Rhythm & Blues Band (no cover). 773-651-3197.

RHAPSODY 65 E. Adams: Mondays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. 312-786-9911.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Fri 1/2, and Sat 1/3, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 1/9, Vini & the Demons. Sat 1/10, Nora Jean. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/2, Jimmy Burns. Sat 1/3, Vance Kelly. Fri 1/9, Byther Smith. Sat 1/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

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

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

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

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

Jazz

Concerts

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 1/4, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

EVOLUTION with Eric Koppa, Tobias Kaemmerer, Andrew Toombs, Matt Ulery, Mike Caskey, and Johnny Showtime; free concert. Thu 1/8, 5:30 PM, Dos Hermanos, second floor, Sears Tower, 233 S. Wacker. 312-993-0527.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Fri 1/9, 7:30 PM, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood. 773-539-0893.

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

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

Jazz

Clubs

AACM NU BEGINNINGS 7051 S. Crandon: Sundays, 3-7 PM, open jam hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer and pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). 773-752-2212.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/2, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Tom Hope Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 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 1/6, 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 with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 1/9, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. 312-642-6805.

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

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Every other Sunday, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/2, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. 847-381-8585.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Shara. 312-243-1699.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants host a jam. 847-424-9800.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thu 1/8, 7-11 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/2, Barry Winograd Trio. Tue 1/6, Al Keeler. Fri 1/9, Who Needs Dave. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/3, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. Fri 1/9, Rhythm Rockets. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. 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 after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/2 and Fri 1/9, Dede Sampaio Trio. Sat 1/3 and Sat 1/10, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 1/8, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. 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 (no cover). 847-394-3090.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 1/6, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Trio. Wed 1/7, 9:30 PM, Reinhold Friedl & Lou Mallozzi (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 1/4, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 1/11, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Bill Dickens Band. 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. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 1/2, 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/3, 8 PM, Chevere. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Pong Unit performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/9, 9 PM, and Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Ernest Dawkins's Live the Spirit Band. Sun 1/11, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 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 1/4, 9:30 PM, Thread Quintet. 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 1/2 through Sun 1/4, Barry Harris Trio (see Critic's Choice). Thu 1/8 through Sun 1/11, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. 312-670-2473.

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

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10:30 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with 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. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Zach Broch & Sam Bar, Nori Tanaka & Matt Wigton. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 1/5, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian, Dennis Carroll. First Tuesday of every month, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Sat 1/10, Carl Leukaufe. 773-348-7592.

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

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 Thursdays and Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/7, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Five After Five. 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: BYOB restaurant with music at 7 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays. Sun 1/4, Nate Wolcott. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 1/8, Dave Miller Trio. 630-688-8866.

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

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 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. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 1/7, Ernest Dawkins Trio. Thu 1/8, King Fleming. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 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. 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. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Taku Akiyama, Matthew Ulery, Frank Rosaly, Andrew Lautenbach. 773-772-4422.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/2, Ken Cheney Trio. Sat 1/3, Chris Winters Trio. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 1/9, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sat 1/10, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/3 and Wed 1/7, Herculaneum. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 1/8, 8 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-492-6100.

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

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

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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: No cover. Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Trio. 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. Fri 1/9, 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 1/2, Damien Espinosa Trio with Paul Steinbeck & Scott Garrigan. Sat 1/3, Healing Force with Fred Anderson. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Moghustut Trio. Fri 1/9, Gerald Davis Quintet. Sat 1/10, David Boykin Expanse. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAKHOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Restaurant. 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. 773-529-9135.

International

Clubs

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

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

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/3, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sat 1/10, 10:30 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta, Lunares (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/3, Rembetika. 773-348-7592.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 1/8, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/2, Havana. Thu 1/8, Conjunto. 773-276-9730.

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

Classical

SAAR AHUVIA piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Granados, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt). Wed 1/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ARS ANTIGUA in a free concert (Purcell, Corelli, Telemann, Handel, Bach). Sat 1/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

BERGEN WOODWIND QUINTET in a free concert. Tue 1/6, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Buyanovsky, Wilder, Wilson). Mon 1/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober conducts a free concert (Vivaldi, Telemann, Dvorak, Biber, Kreisler, Koch). Sun 1/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

STUDENTS OF THE CHICAGO CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOLS in a free concert. Sun 1/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 1/8 through Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with pianist Louis Lortie (Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Jones). See Critic's Choice. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/10, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kenneth Slowik, conductor & harpsichord (Bach, Handel, Beethoven). Fri 1/2, 8:30 PM, Sat 1/3, 8 PM, and Sun 1/4, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, LINCOLN QUARTET with harpsichordist David Schrader, flutist Richard Graef, oboist Michael Henoch, clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom & double bassist Michael Hovhanian (Beethoven, Falla, Dvorak). Sun 1/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/2, 12:10 PM, violinist Eunice Keem & pianist Tatyana Stepanova. Fri 1/9, 12:10 PM, trumpeter Jeff Holbrook & pianist Gloria Cardoni. 312-787-4570.

HERITAGE CHORALE Kurt Amolsch, conductor (Pergolesi, Weelkes, Thompson). Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 1/11, 3 PM, St. Bernardine Church, 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park. 708-848-9066.

I VIOLINISTI VIRTUOSI (Prokofiev, Moszkowski, Sinding, Sarasate). Sun 1/11, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with guitarist Ana Vidovic (Bernstein, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Stravinsky, Gray). Sat 1/10, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

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

SOYOUNG KEE piano. Sun 1/11, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with cellist Bion Tsang in an all-Dvorak program. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

GEORGE LEPAUW piano, in a free concert (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven). Fri 1/2, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LIGHT OPERA WORKS Peter Lipari, conductor (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, 8 PM, and Sun 1/4, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-869-6300.

Lyric opera of chicago Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/9, 7:30 PM, Emmanuel Villaume, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenor Jose Cura & baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont (Saint-Saens, Samson et Dalila). 312-332-2244.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/10, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ANITA MILLER RIEDER, PETER SWENSON & CRAIG TROMPETER flute, theorbo & bass viol, in a program of French Baroque composers (Couperin, Marais, Morel, Barre, Philidor & Hotteterre). Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with pianists Cole DeGenova & Darius Weil, narrators Jim Gill & Carl Grapentine & dance company Momenta (Saint-Saens, Schickele). Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Andrea Swan & clarinetist Russell Dagon (Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky). Fri 1/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 57th. 773-442-4978.

Miscellaneous

ACAPPELLAGO Sat 1/3, 12:15 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

JUSTIN HAYFORD performs Disney tunes for children; free admission. Sat 1/3, noon, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIRA ENSEMBLE Fri 1/2, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

TICK TOCK HARP DUO Sun 1/4, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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