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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

MEG ALLISON Free performance (green bagels provided). Fri 3/12, 9 AM, P.J. Clarke's, 1204 N. State. 312-664-1650.

AMPOL-AIRES, ROGER MAJESKI & HIS HARMONY KINGS perform at the "St. Patrick's Polka Blowout." Sun 3/14, 1:30 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 800-659-6811.

AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

JULIO BISHOP spins at "Carnaval," a benefit for the Sketchbook 2004 music and visual arts festival, with a Batacuda percussion group, samba dancers & others. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard. 312-226-9633.

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, CRACKER See Spot Check on Cracker; 18 & over. Thu 3/18, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ELVIS COSTELLO & STEVE NIEVE Tue 3/16, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

DADA, STEPHEN KELLOGG 18 & over. Fri 3/19, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

DREAM THEATER All-ages. Fri 3/19, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

SAGE FRANCIS, JOE BEATS, GRAND BUFFET, MAC LETHAL, GIMME FUND All-ages. Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-463-5808.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

PHIL CIRCLE & GUILTY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

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.

JOEL JANIS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JEWEL Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ERIC JOHNSON, TONY FURTADO All-ages. Thu 3/18, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL KEAGGY Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 3/20, 7 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

JOSH KELLY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

KID ROCK, GOV'T MULE Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LIARS, YOUNG PEOPLE, GOLDFISH All-ages. Sat 3/20, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

FRANCISCO LOPEZ Sat 3/20, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

LUCKY PIERRE performs as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sat 3/13 and Sat 3/20, 4:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

MANCINI AT THE MOVIES with Monica Mancini & the Henry Mancini Institute Alumni Orchestra. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MAVERICKS, BR549 Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE, JOHN KANNENBERG Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

MOONLIGHTERS, MATTHEW R. JONES perform at the "Moonlight Masquerade Ball" benefit for children's programming. Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-723-2484.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

DARYL NITZ, KT MCCAMMOND, JOAN CURTO, GEORGE HOWE perform "Ladies With a Song." Thu 3/18, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

ONE MORE TYME, EDDIE BLAZONCZYK'S VERSATONES perform at the "St. Patrick's Polka Blowout." Sat 3/13, 7 PM, House of the White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles. 800-659-6811.

PALA Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SONIA PEREZ Free concert. Fri 3/19, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

LIZ PHAIR Free acoustic set. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

LIZ PHAIR, RACHAEL YAMAGATA, PATRICK PARK Sold out. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SAW DOCTORS, SHAMBLES See Spot Check. Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KATHY SHERMAN Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park. 708-482-5054 or 708-579-8922.

BRITNEY SPEARS, KELIS, SKYE SWEETNAM Fri 3/19, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN STEWART, ALASTAIR MOOCK Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TESLA, PODUNK All-ages. Fri 3/19, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TINY HAIRS, MOLAR, GENE COLEMAN & JONATHAN CHEN perform as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival; see Critic's Choice. Sun 3/14, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

TROUBLE WITH SWEENEY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

TUSK, PLAGUE BRINGER, CONDUCTOR, HELEN KELLER, FUNERAL ETIQUETTE Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Command Center, 1357 W. Augusta. 630-222-3630.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE, SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN 18 & over. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

WRENS, CONSTANTINES, BOTTOM OF THE HUDSON All-ages. Fri 3/12, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

YAK BALLZ, IOMOS MARAD, VISUAL FT., RHYME SCHEME, KATASTROPHE, DJ TERNAROUND perform at "March Mad Illness 2004"; all-ages. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Alumni Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-508-8080.

YOUNG DUBLINERS, MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, SHANNON ROVERS PIPE BAND perform at the Young Irish Fellowship Club's "Forever Green" party; benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Bucks for Burn Camp. Fri 3/12, 6-10 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

ZOEGIRL, SUPERCHICK, JOY WILLIAMS Sat 3/20, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Sinclair & the Rovers. Sat 3/13, 11:30 PM, Grant-Lee Phillips (see Critic's Choice). Mon 3/15, 8 PM, Lyrics Born, Diverse, Iomos Marad (18 & over). Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Clarks, Nadas, Goran & the Gufs (18 & over). Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Starlight Mints, Dressy Bessy, Centaur, Palomar (18 & over). Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Loraxx, Dials, Georges, Hedonists Maybe, DJ Tainted Love (benefit for the March for Choice). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, DJ Hurricane. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike Z., Ryan Hagen. 847-397-3100.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJ Snooze spins at the "My Philosophy 101" showcase for hip-hop, neo-soul, and poetry, hosted by Jamila. 847-717-6759.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, John Boda. Sat 3/13, Ron Hayden. Sat 3/20, Kristin Cotts. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/13, Moses Gun, Bobby Holiday, Bomba. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Gotards, Greenlight. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 3/17, open mike with Dan Maloney & Chris Grant. 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. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Grackles, Pet Lover, Bleeding Charity, Kristin Cotts. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Vagabonds, Highway Band, Stone City Stragglers, Mark Lonsway & Dayna Malow. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Lavender Cabaret with Weapons of Mass Seduction, at the Mish Mash variety show hosted by Miss Tallulah Bankhead. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Nadafinga, Vendooza, Paper Tree. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Michael Moushon, Sticky Tongue Farm, Patrick Capone. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Five Year Echo, Disonic, One Below Nothing. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Starcandy, Family Groove Company, Natives of the New Dawn. Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Arirame performs Korean folk-percussion music at the Mish Mash variety show. 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson plays piano. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Lindsay Spruill, Tiffany Baumann. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, Tony Ocean. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Moods. 312-565-1234, ext. 4999.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Took to the Sea, Jet Set International, Lesser Events, Geisert 8 Band. Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, Nebulous 9, Spizm, DJ Xion, DJ Jonas, Serch & Stretch. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Rest, Shred, Daedalus. Fri 3/19, 9:30 PM, Hopah, Ryan Auffenburg, Prairie Town. Sat 3/20, 9:30 PM, Audible Campaign. 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, open mike for hip-hop and freestyle battles. 773-235-9100.

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

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Music after 9 PM. Wed 3/17 and Sat 3/20, Diver. 773-871-3300.

BORDO'S EATERY & SAUCE 2476 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM-midnight, Meg Allison (no cover). 773-529-6900.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Calliope, Analog Radio, Hanalei. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Cheer-Accident, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Faun Fables, Dresden Dolls (18 & over). Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Ryan's Hope, Rock & Roll Daredevils, Article 57, Sue Generis, My Big Beautiful (all-ages); 9 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Paper Bullets, Waxon 7, Superhopper. Tue 3/16, 5 PM, Bane, Armor for Sleep, Silent Drive, Alexis on Fire, Bear vs. Shark (all-ages). Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Lightning & Thunder, Cooler by the Lake (with comedian Kurt Kiesel). Thu 3/18, 6 PM, Mates of State, New Constitution, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (all-ages). Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Murphy's Law, Shot Baker, Monster Trux (18 & over). Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Petty Booka, Bleach, Noodles, Kokeshi Doll. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Voice of Addiction. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Thu 3/18, DJ Lena. Fri 3/19, Major's Junction, Bockman's Euphio. Sat 3/20, Free Space, Shad. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Heathens. Sat 3/20, Wookie Hangover, Whut, Publik Disturbance. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 3/12, Tim Nolan. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 3/19, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 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: No cover. Fri 3/12, 8:30 PM, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Zack Karr hosts an open mike. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane, mPulse, Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/12, Neverly Brothers. Sat 3/13, Penthouse Playboys. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Next to You, Cancer Merchants, Stunned. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Returnables, Doombuggy, Goldstars. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Sir Paul McCartney Ultimate Tribute Band. 847-647-8282.

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

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 3/18, 6:30 PM, Tom Muellner. 773-489-4757.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Tom Carey Band. Sat 3/13, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Mr. Myers. Sun 3/14, noon, Matthew McBride; 8:30 PM, Steve Roth. Tue 3/16, 9 PM, Eric Totherow. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Patrick Kelly Trio. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 3/20, noon, Captain Rick Murphy; 10 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. Sun 3/21, noon, Frank Whiting; 8:30 PM, Tom Carey Band. 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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM, Sami Scot; 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-932-4623.

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

COYOTE UGLY 316 W. Erie: Sun 3/21, 9:30 PM, Gotards (no cover). 312-642-2400.

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: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, 10:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 3/13, Muck Brothers, Dogs of Brian. Thu 3/18, Pipe Circus, Epic Hero. Fri 3/19, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Sat 3/20, Rubber, Catfight. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 3/12, 10:30 PM, Members Only. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 3/19, 10:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Kryer. 847-541-4700.

CULLEN'S 3741 N. Southport: Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Diver. 773-975-0600.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Ripleys, Only Sons, Donnybrook. Sat 3/13, Prodigals, Matthew McBride Band, Voices, Fonnmohr, Rowdy Irishmen. Thursdays, Matthew McBride. Fri 3/19, Jack the Lad. 847-706-1700.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Sunday of every month, Jason Mojica, Eric Ottens. 773-276-1411.

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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 3/12 and Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Heather Moran (Rosemary Clooney tribute); 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 3/13 and Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson & Jan Slavin; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, 5 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals; 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Megon McDonough. Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Lili-Anne Brown. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/14, DJ Lexi. Mon 3/15, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tue 3/16, DJ Alex. Wed 3/17, Scott Cizek. Thu 3/18, DJ Jen B. Sun 3/21, DJ Alex spins surf music. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Von Bondies (see Critic's Choice), the Like Young, Avatars. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Paul Kelly, Peter Searcy. Mon 3/15, 9 PM, Cooper Temple Clause (see Spot Check), Calla. Tue 3/16, 9 PM, Scott Conine, Jake Willis & Time Bomb Taxi, Cody. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Deal's Gone Bad, Chopper Chicks, Streetwisemen. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Rosedales, Ladies and Gentlemen, Zipperhead. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Light FM, Swizzle Tree, the Dog and Everything. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Punsapaya, Dave Tamkin, 56 Hope Road. Sun 3/21, 9 PM, Unknown Hinson, Old No. 8, Saps. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Peg 7. Sat 3/13, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 3/14, 4:30 PM, 3 Pints Gone. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 3/18, Matt Kush. Fri 3/19, Wojdyla. Sat 3/20, Weathered (Creed tribute). 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 3/12, 8:30 PM, Bottle of Justus, Panoramic Blue. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Lounge Puppets, Mysteries & Mayhem. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Chicago Rovers; 11:30 PM, Catfight. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Arra, Peg 7. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Jump 5, Play, Stevie Brock (all-ages). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Ferdinand Fox, Buddy Nuisance, Cyclesomething, Easy Tiger. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Loaded, Drawing a Blank, AKA, Jenna Mate. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Sumo, Dave Miller Group, Tar Beach. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 3/16, 9 PM, Blaked, Sequoia. Wed 3/17, 9:15 PM, Thos. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Twitch, Sunspots, Lavellas. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Bystander, Thing 3, Team Rock-It, Bandages. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Driveway Ninjas, Jesters, Wehrle, Duenow. Sun 3/21, 9 PM, Sumo, Dang. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/12, Brother Willis. Fri 3/19, Dean Granit Trio. Sat 3/20, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Thunderwing, Suffrajett, Von Sass. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, "Demons," Cougars, Resinators. Sun 3/14, 9:30 PM, Scout Niblett, Jason Anderson, Son Ambulance. Mon 3/15, 9:30 PM, David Dondero, EZT, Singleman Affair. Thu 3/18, 9:30 PM, Frontier. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Chin Up Chin Up, New Black, Rollo Tomasi, Paletazo (benefit for the Chris Saathoff Foundation). Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Del Rey, Abilene, Unique Chique. Sun 3/21, 9:30 PM, Swansea Mass, Names. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/13, Mr. Blotto. Sundays, 7 PM, Jeff Smith hosts an open mike. Mondays, Infamous Joe hosts karaoke (no cover). Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus. Thursdays, Mason hosts karaoke (no cover). Sat 3/20, Slide Show. 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. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 3/12 and Thu 3/18, Hydro. Sat 3/13, Flex Crew. Sun 3/14, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, Chris Gates, DJ Karyn. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Ryan Hagen. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Magpie. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Alex & the All-Stars. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/12 and Fri 3/19, Innocence. Sat 3/13, Brother Clyde. Wednesdays, Somewhere In Between. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea (with featured performers at 9 PM). 630-922-9821.

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

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Weathered (Creed tribute). Sat 3/20, Damn Hoovers. 630-372-2900.

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 3/12, 7 PM, Troubled Hubble, Absinthe Blind, J+J+J, the Show Is the Rainbow, Glorybee. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Xiu Xiu (see Critic's Choice), X27, Pegasvs, Grimble Grumble. Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Cave In, Sweet Cobra, the End, 27, American Heritage. Mon 3/15, 6 PM, Dillinger 4, Tyrades, Sweet Jap, Valentines. Tue 3/16, 8 PM, American Draft, Adam's Castle. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Phenoms, Dutchmen, International Playboys, Shakedowns. Thu 3/18, 6 PM, Vitamin X, Help Me Help Me I Can't Breathe, No Time Left, Reaccion. Fri 3/19, 7 PM, Daughters, Chinese Stars, Sick Lipstick, Mr. California; 10 PM, Tallulah, South, Malarkies. Sat 3/20, 5 PM, Know How, Westbound Train, Rule 22, Nine Spot; 9 PM, Haymarket Riot, Black Print, Riddle of Steel, Eric Kmiec Quartet. Sun 3/21, 5 PM, River City Rebels, Street Brats, Failed Resistance. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, 9 Miles Band. Fri 3/19, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Mem Shannon & the Membership. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, NRBQ. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Yesmen. Sat 3/13, Flashpoint. Wed 3/17, 7:30 PM, Shards (no cover). Fri 3/19, Hi-Fi. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/12, Hello Dave. Fri 3/19, Roscoe Plush, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 3/13, Specs, Aras, Chocolate Covered Karma. Wed 3/17, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 3/19, Jack Crofoot, Jim Frazier, Nancy Connelly. Sat 3/20, Gigahertz. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 3/15, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. Tue 3/16, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 3/17 and Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 3/19, 9:30 PM, and Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 3/12 and Fri 3/19, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 3/13 and Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 3/15, 8 PM, John Mahady & Beckie Menzie. Tue 3/16 through Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GILHOOLEY'S 3901 W. 103rd: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Voices Lite. 773-233-2200.

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. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Chicago Rose. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/13, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Nancy Antevski & friends. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Pure Temptation. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Speargrass. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Wilkie Surprise, Voltage, Swimmer Missing, Passenger. Mon 3/15, 10 PM, J.U.I.C.E., Thirstin Howl III, Rack Lo, Seel Fresh, Mr. Greenweedz. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Cactrot, Buy Bullets. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Katie Todd, Michelle Anthony & Stick Pony. Sat 3/20, 9:30 PM, Kid Million, City Will Save Us, Lucky Ones. Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Thea Gilmore, Chris Gilmartin. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/17, Al "the Pal" Schorsch performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Stephanie Kohn, Kyle Casey, Kurt Johnson, Erin Frisby perform at an art opening with works by Michael Pajon, Adrienne Armstrong, Matt Schommer, and Erin Frisby. 773-486-1512.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 3/18, Mer, Oval Opus. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Dynamic Vibrations, T-Scar. Tue 3/16, 8 PM, singer/songwriter showcase. Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Michael O'Toole hosts the "Francophonie-Chicago" showcase, with music, poetry, and theater. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Darren Spitzer, Satellite 66, Palaxy Tracks; 11 PM, DJ Matt Fields. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Toy Band, Jane Baxter Miller. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Seven Harkey & the Graves, Jonathan Bentley; 11 PM, Pistil magazine DJs. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, 16 Candles. Sat 3/13, 9:30 PM, Miles, 5th of Paradise. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Tracks, Society X. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Public Display of Funk, Stirring. 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 3/12, 10 PM, Shooglenifty, Goran Ivanovic Group; midnight, Seven League Boots. Tue 3/16, 9:30 PM, Mass Appeal with Sang Y. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Flexe, R_Garcia, Colour With Sound, Flutter. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Steve Clark, Marmalade. Fri 3/19, 11 PM, Mike Hagedorn, 1-2-3-4. www.hottibiscotti.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, the Church, Sea Ray. Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, Gaelic Storm, Black 47 (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Sun 3/14, 6:30 PM, Liz Phair, Wheat, Rachael Yamagata (sold out). Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Cabas (see Critic's Choice), El Guapo (18 & over). Thu 3/18 through Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Melissa Etheridge (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, Exit. Sat 3/13, Jen Porter. Fri 3/19, Matt Wolf. Sat 3/20, Sprague Brothers. 312-245-0333.

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

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Jostelen Weed. Wed 3/17, Jambouy. Fri 3/19, Blonde on Board. Sat 3/20, Kato the Houseboy. 847-934-3474.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, 215 West. Sat 3/13, Switch. Thu 3/18, Patrick Guinee. Fri 3/19, Take a Bite. Sat 3/20, Covergurl. 708-429-7000.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sun 3/14, 9 PM, Bootleg Beatles. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, History's End. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

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

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, 4 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Narrowbacks, Cirrus Falcon, St. James Gate, Chicago Rovers. 630-325-3732.

LAST RESORT 25605 W 173, Antioch: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Andy Magnuson & the Heathens, LYZ (no cover). 847-838-3540.

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.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

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: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, National Jet Set, Prolixon. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Alex Sands. Mon 3/15, Blaze the Mike hip-hop showcase. Wed 3/17, Playback, Balloonatic, Deuce. Thu 3/18, Playback & friends. Sat 3/20, Cosmic Haze. 773-525-2422.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, New Constitution, Crookshanks, Green Light, Goldstars. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Magnafux. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Nomenclature, Middle Eight. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Daley Harold, Earl, JT & the Clouds perform at "TwangOff: The Battle of the Bands." Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Gotards, Leroy Fix, Burnside Bridge, Squared Off (benefit for National Catholic AIDS Network). Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Off the Hook, Steepwater Band. 773-871-3757.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 3/14, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Irradio, Tom Sharpe (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). Tue 3/16, 8 PM, Numbers. Wed 3/17, 10 PM, Jeff Austin & Chris Costino. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Indigenous, Old No. 8. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, David Zollo. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 3/13, 6:30 PM, Tossers (see Spot Check), Spider Stacy's Pogue Mahone (see Spot Check), Siderunners, Future Leaders of the World (all-ages). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Poi Dog Pondering, Pegboy, Scott Lucas, Giant Step, DJ Colette (benefit for David-James and Sonya Figueroa; all-ages). Tue 3/16, 6 PM, Spitalfield, Hey Mercedes, Early November, Limbeck (all-ages). Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Who Did Bender, Downtown Tripper Mind, Sunhead King (18 & over). Sat 3/20, 6:30 PM, Lifter, Blackout, Dysception, Quick Change (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Hip Fetish; 8 PM, open mike. Mon 3/15, 7:30 PM, Switchback. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sat 3/20, 4 PM, Bob Bradley (piano concert); 10 PM, Moco Magana. Sun 3/21, 4 PM, Bob Bradley (piano concert). 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: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9 PM, jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ White Russian. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 3/17, Jimmy Mac hosts an open mike. Sat 3/20, Mad Hornet After Hour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, Frank & Dave. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 3/17, Switchback. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 3/19, George Glass Band. Sat 3/20, Mike Ryan Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, Atrophy Annie, Francois Dillinger, Brain of J. Sat 3/13, Bury the Needle, Stare. Sun 3/14, Pony Dance Party. Wed 3/17, Eye Level, Rick. Thu 3/18, Bee's Knees, Oh Yeahs, Sunday Tore Down. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/12, 11 PM, Kissers (no cover). Sat 3/13, 11 PM, Michael McDermott (no cover). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Twice Pipes, Holden's Catch, In Soot I Sleep (all-ages). Wed 3/17, 10 PM, New Invaders (no cover). Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Saucers, Revelator, Andrew Delmechy (all-ages). Fri 3/19, 5 PM, Zelig (no cover); 9 PM, Bobby Stratosphere, Bang! Bang!, Beer Zone, Weekend Warriors. Sat 3/20, 5 PM, Indecisives, Rightaways, Contenders (all-ages). Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Infected, Undefined, Oxford Collapse (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Future Leaders of the World, Broken Finger, Renzo. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Hit List, Musical Outfits. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Tom Yore, Dave Awl perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1211 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Music and DJs after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Coretechs Three, El Guapo, Ado, That Saturday, Voodoo Kings, Monkey Cocktail, Pump Five, Catfish Jenkins, Junket. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Et Cetera, Van Go, Black Luster, My Last Letter, Transit, Musket Arm, Collapse, Vacant Lot, Episode Seven. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Licks, Slavedrum, Haegar's Bend, James Ulrich, Downfall, Minds Hideaway, Scarecrow Garden. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tuesdays, midnight, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). Thu 3/18, 10:30 PM, For All I Care, Nuisance, Jimi Falls, Nine Spot, Munger, Souls for Rent, Twelve AX2, Alternate End, Nothing Fits. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Sauder, Shed Theory, Ovadya, Project Theory, Abuse, Misguided Youth, Nine Soft, Myths of Truth. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Soul Sonic, Kikim, Ruben Waters Loves You, Mabel, Addicts Humble, Rachel's Surrender, Long Pause, Forsworn, Paragon X. Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Maxlider, Stimulus, Ludo, Halfway North, Crib Nibula, Illusion of Control, Afterdeath, Paradigm. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Chimaira, God Forbid, Full-Blown Chaos, Terminal Fix (all-ages). Sun 3/14, 6 PM, Dope, A.D.D., Infrared, Marazene (all-ages). Thu 3/18, 7 PM, Entombed, Black Dahlia Murder, Three Inches of Blood, Enforsaken. Sat 3/20, 7:30 PM, Macabre, Rune, Dreadlocked, Midget Parade (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Swizzle Tree. Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, 15 Minutes Late, Triptii, Emily Shrine (18 & over). Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 3/19, Dropped Once, Harmony Riley, Drawing a Blank. Sat 3/20, Generations. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, Deconstructing Jim. Sundays, G Town. Thu 3/18, Locked Sound, Stylex, Shuttlecock. Fri 3/19, Slide Show. Sat 3/20, Merkins. 815-758-2715.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 3/13, Wellstones. Sun 3/14, Craig Moorefield. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 3/17, Joe Lanasa. Thu 3/18, Half 'n' Half Band. Fri 3/19, Parallex. Sat 3/20, Hot Lips Messiah, God Wafer, Von Rippers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Wed 3/17, live karaoke. Sat 3/13, Gidgets Ga Ga, Vax Wallow (no cover). 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 3/13, Sidewinders. Wed 3/17, Denny Diamond & Stevie Saphire. Sat 3/20, Knee Deep. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Blenders. Sat 3/13, Dean Grant Duo. Fri 3/19, Just Livin'. Sat 3/20, Desi Brothers. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Gypsy. Sat 3/13, Blenders. Thu 3/18, Wind Gypsies. Fri 3/19, Desi Brothers. Sat 3/20, Dean Grant Duo. 847-605-9900.

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

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Neverly Brothers. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Mojo Bishops. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. 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). Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths perform poetry. 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: No cover. Wed 3/17, 10 PM, Pot Luck DJs spin with Joel Craig, Joel Kriske, Marc Hellner, Josh Eustis. 773-276-7036.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Antigone Rising, Wonderful Smith. Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Chris Mills, HaveNots (see Spot Check); 10 PM, John Vanderslice (see Spot Check), Okkervil River, Trouble With Sweeney. Sun 3/14, 9:30 PM, Webb Brothers, Pieces. Mon 3/15, 8 PM, Blue October, Dan Darrah (18 & over). Tue 3/16, 8 PM, Jamie Cullum, Mike Mangione. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Michael McDermott, Gary Stier. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Assassins, Venue (18 & over). Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Assassins, TRS-80. Sat 3/20, 7 and 10 PM, Susan Werner. Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Edmer, Paul Christianson (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 3/16, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Wed 3/17, 5:30 PM, Dada, Indigenous, Elders (live broadcast; no cover). 312-656-2757.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/12, Stevie Starlite. Fri 3/19, Gearhead. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 3/18, Weeds. 312-441-9334.

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

ST. CHARLIES PUB 312 W. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/13, Hardline. Sat 3/20, Downlo. 630-587-4251.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Trew. Mondays, open mike hosted by Cisco Lobo. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by 606 Entertainment. Thursdays, Jordan Taggart hosts a poetry and spoken-word open mike. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 3/12, Second Sound, Chris Long, In Theory. Sat 3/13, Shipping News, Pit Er Pat, Joe Manning, DJ Dante. Sun 3/14, Woggles, Dials, Avatars, Deadhounds. Wed 3/17, Cap 1, Whiteboy, Bumpy J, DJ Ram. Thu 3/18, Bitch & Animal (see Spot Check), Susan Powter, Super 8 Cum Shot. Fri 3/19, Johnny Dowd, Lazy Cowgirls, Grafton. Sat 3/20, Archaeology, Bound Stems, Sally, Jetpack. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/13, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. Sat 3/20, Wind Gypsies. 630-213-1006.

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 3/12, 8 PM, Dag Juhlin, Mark Balletto, Lance Drake. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Mr. Boots, Jenny Choi, Kris Racer. Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Tristen, Cindy Kalmenson, Annie Higgins. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 3/16, 8 PM, Buddahead, Lojo Russo. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Dick Prall, Thomas Kovacs. Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Javier Mendoza, Giveaway. Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Jeff Libman, Amy Martin, Noah Harris. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Happy Ashtray, Dime Store String Band, Debe Welch. Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Christopher Sullivan, Anjuli Dawn Band, Kristin Shout. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Stilway. Sat 3/13, Gravetones, Suits, Scissors. Thursdays, live karaoke. Fri 3/19, Lunar Breakdown, Stank Star. Sat 3/20, Othersense, Stripped for Parts. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Sundays, 8 PM, Pete Special; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga. 312-266-7761.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Dave Ramont, Mick Ducker Group, Backyard Tire Fire. Sat 3/13, Hillbilly Winos, Skunk River Bandits. Fri 3/19, Arminta & the Blaq Lily. Sat 3/20, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Inchworm, Big Sky String Band. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/12, Broken Vegas. Sat 3/13, Red Woody. Wed 3/17, JP & the Cats. Fri 3/19, Second Opinion. Sat 3/20, Core. 630-264-2739.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, Voodoo Pugs. Sat 3/13, Layman's Terms. Wed 3/17, Lizard Kings. Fri 3/19, Jack Salamander. Sat 3/20, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: All-ages shows at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Sons of Liberty, Happy Endings, Bonus Marchers, Zero Talent, Let's Go Home. Sat 3/13, Close to Home, Douglass Kings, Starlike Collision, Secret Unknown. Sat 3/20, Saraphine, Thrift Store Heroes, Gone All Summer, Blackbox. 630-221-0667.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/12, Flex Crew. Sat 3/13, Andrea, Indika, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 3/15, Three Piece. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Broken Grass, Spare Parts. Sat 3/13, Ode, Rainy Day Crush, Bish, Johnny Rocker & the High Rollers. Sundays, Starrunner. Mon 3/15, Alex Sands, Conversation, Southerly. Tuesdays, Simmering. Wed 3/17, Elders. Thu 3/18, Chinchilla Fury, Parallex, Randy Cliffs. Fri 3/19, Playback, Grand Machuda, Freaky Deaky. Sat 3/20, Seeking Homer, Wonderful Smith, John Wasem. 773-929-1300.

ZAKOPANE 1734 W. Division: Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-486-1559.

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KEVIN MARTIN Free in-store performance. Tue 3/16, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Thursdays, DJ Hector spins salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Ryan Hagen, MC Slim; 8 PM, DJ Mike G., DJ Lucky. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Rockstar (no cover). Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim (no cover). 847-397-3100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Frankie J. 312-733-3512.

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 773-394-1313.

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

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ 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. 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). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF spins hip-hop, house, and reggae (no cover). 312-243-1699.

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sat 3/13, Frank Solano, Stacy Kidd. Sun 3/14, DJ Shipwreck. Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. Sat 3/20, Chris Santiago, Frank Solano, Jon Huang. Sun 3/21, DJ Chuck Star. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

BORDERLINE 1958 W. North: Thursdays, midnight, Rick Garcia. 773-278-5138.

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, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Chris Gin. Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop. 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 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin techno, progressive, house, and techno. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim Spinnin Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. 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). Wed 3/17, 9 PM, DJ Hiroki. 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: DJs spin after 9:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Platinum, Yo Jimbo. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Sundays. Fridays, Victor R., Frique, Wizz Kid. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. Sun 3/14, Teri Bristol. Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Roland Belmares. 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 3/15, Josh Werner, DJ Hiroki, 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. Second Friday of every month, DJ 4BZ & guests spin at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa (3/12 with DOMU). Sat 3/13, Bear Who?, DJ Sheik. Third Monday of every month, 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. Third Saturday of every month, Fathom DJ, DJ K. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; Mike D spins on the main floor. Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; DJ Hurricane spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

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.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 3/17, 9:30 PM, Bogdan Raczynski, Soundmurderer (see Critic's Choice), DJ Mark One, DJ Plastic Man, DJ Rephlex Records, Benn Jordan. 773-276-3600.

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

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Thursdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Phat Mike spins hip-hop, house, and R&B. 630-479-8264.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 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, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 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, Dirty MF spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, Carnaval de Soul with Peven Everett, DJ Hugo H, 816. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop and house. 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. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa nova (no cover). 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: 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, Just Joey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/18, DJ Mig spins house. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 3/12, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Wayne G. Sat 3/13, 4 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 3/14, 4 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. Sat 3/20, 10 PM-4 AM, Mike Cruz. 773-975-9244.

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). Tuesdays, the Professor. Wednesdays, Champagne James, N-Diggy, Frier Tuck, Nothin' but Trouble. 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.

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.

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

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, Mach 1 & DJ Structure spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-348-5100.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, DJ SS, Grooverider, Shy FX, Twisted Individual, Frenzic, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, DJ Skelectric, Glyde, Flipside, Poolside, Carbide, MC Skibadee, MC Question Mark, Killa Kella, MC Trip (18 & over). Tue 3/16, 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah (18 & over). Sun 3/21, 9 PM, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Bonobo, Blockhead, Sixtop (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Adventura, Bear Who?, Jeremiah Seraphine. 312-828-9000.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin. 773-862-8686.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJ Frankie J. spins hip-hop, merengue, bachata, disco, and pop. 312-427-2572.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. 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. Sat 3/13 and Sat 3/20, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

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

ONTOURAGE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone & Nandy Maxx spin hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, Jernell Geronimo, Nandy Maxx, Mark Jandes spin hip-hop and house. 312-573-1470.

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, DJ Victor "Wolf" 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. Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik & others spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

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: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 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, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/12, Michael Mayer, Superpitcher (see Critic's Choice), Shift. Sat 3/13, Colette, Kaskade, Heather Doble. Second Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 3/18, Dr. Ken Gong, Frankie Vega, Wale Taiwo, Gabriel Palomo, Undesirables (live set). Fri 3/19, Miss Honey Dijon, Heather, Dan X. Sat 3/20, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Third Sunday of every month, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. Saturdays and Thursdays, 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. Thu 3/18, Federico Aubele, Anthony Nicholson, Joe Bryl. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Saturdays, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Disko Kitty. 773-388-0185.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mondays, Mike Fritz. 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. Saturdays, David Chavez & Caswell James spin Afro-Latin jazz and house. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Wednesdays, David Chavez, Caswell James, Cordell Johnson spin deep house (no cover). 773-278-6600.

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. 773-248-5475.

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

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

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 3/18, Sandra Collins, Nosmo, Chris Gin, Angelist, Pulz-8, Victor R., Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: 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. Fri 3/12, Jimmie Page, Marc Buxton, DJ Structure, Mach 1, John Evolution, Tim Baker, Bobby Pharrelle, Dino G, Aaron, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Saturdays, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies, Sasha, Harry Romero, Hipolito Sanchez. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Sat 3/20, Ferry Corsten, Billy the Kid. 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: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Danny Boy with Mike D. & 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, 10 PM, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego & DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 3/12, Boy George (DJ set). Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 3/19, Tony Humphries, Paul Anthony, Miss Michaela, Chris Santiago, Sativa, Jayfunk, Jon Huang. Sun 3/21, Charles Feelgood, DJ Funk, Paul Anthony. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Shawn Edwards, DJ Night, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, Triple X, DJ Angel, DJ Limit. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BOHOLA Free in-store performance. Sun 3/14, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

BRYAN BOWERS performs (preceded by an Autoharp workshop; call 630-889-9121 for more information). Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KATHY CASPER & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Dot Kent. Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

COMMON TATERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Sun 3/14, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

MARK DVORAK Free concert. Fri 3/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DYED IN THE WOOL Free concerts. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774. Sat 3/20, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

GAELIC STORM Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 5:15 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

GLEN AYRE Sun 3/14, 4:30 PM, John Farson House, 217 Home, Oak Park. 708-383-2654.

TIM GREGORY & THE COTTON-PICKERS BAND Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

ANNE HARRIS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

STEVE KAUFMAN, DON STIERNBERG Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

DAVID MASSENGILL sings and performs on the mountain dulcimer and leads a dulcimer workshop. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Saint Augustine's Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-432-1701.

LEE MURDOCK & THE BLUE WATER BAND, JEFFREY HEDQUIST Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JAMIE O'REILLY with pianist Janet Eckhardt. Tue 3/16, 1 PM, studio theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-4550.

GARNET ROGERS, TRICIA ALEXANDER Thu 3/18, 7:30 PM, Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-784-3273. Sun 3/21, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

STEVE ROSEN & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Spider Vetter. Mon 3/15, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

SMALL POTATOES Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

SUMER IS ICUMEN IN with the Home Street Recorder Ensemble. Sat 3/20, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/21, 4 PM, John Farson House, 217 Home, Oak Park. 708-383-2654.

CHRIS VALLILLO, DENNIS OSTROW

SKI perform "A Musical Portrait of the History and Lifestyle of the Midwest." Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

CHERYL WHEELER, KENNY WHITE Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Sinclair & the Rovers. Sat 3/13, 1 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan; 3 PM, Larry Nugent & Maurice Lennon; 5 PM, Sinclair & the Rovers; 7 PM, McCabes; 9 PM, Shannon Rovers (with Irish dancers and bagpipers at 8 PM). Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Baal Tinne. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Erin O'Toole (in the pub). Wed 3/17, 3 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan; 6 PM, Mulligan Stew; 10 PM, Fonnmohr (with Irish dancers and bagpipers at 9 PM). 773-478-4408.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 3/15, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett. Tue 3/16, Brendan Bulger & Billy Knox with the St. Patrick's Day Trippers. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 8 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 3/14, Fred Campeau & Mitch Thomas, Gail & Paul Tyner. Sun 3/21, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Leadfoot, Back Porch Ramblers. 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.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Sandy on Tuesdays, with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6-11 PM, Big John. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Big John & Chris B. spin (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: No cover. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, Anish; 4 PM, Anam Mor Irish Dance and Music Company; 5 PM, Gareth Woods; 7 PM, Baal Tinne; 9 PM, Emerald Society Pipe Band; 10 PM, Ladies View; 11 PM, Jack the Lad. Sun 3/14, 1 PM, Academy of Irish Music; 4 PM, Trinity Irish Dance Company, traditional Irish session; 5 PM, jam session; 8 PM, Emerald Society Pipe Band; 9 PM, Salthill Mines; 11 PM, Brendan McKinney & friends. Mon 3/15, 6 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan. Wed 3/17, 6 PM, Wanderers. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Brendan Bulger & Billy Knox. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Maurice Lennon. 773-473-5263.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Prodigals, Matthew McBride Band, Voices, Fonnmohr, Rowdy Irishmen. Sun 3/14, Donnybrook. Wed 3/17, Prodigals, New Breed, Anish, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 3/20, Salthill Mines. 847-706-1700.

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/14, 10:30 AM, Molly & the Tinker perform at the St. Patrick's Family Day Festival and Irish brunch; 2:30 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, 3 Pints Gone. Wed 3/17, noon, CrossRogues; 3:30 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 5 PM, Whiskey Brothers. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Zen Celts (no cover). Sun 3/14, noon, Whiskey Brothers; 4 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers. Wed 3/17, noon, Molly & the Tinker, Dan Marcotte (in the pub); 3:30 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 4 PM, Chris Farrell (in the pub); 4:30 PM, CrossRogues; 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. Fri 3/19, 5:30 PM, and Sun 3/21, 3:30 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 773-276-3600.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 3/13, noon, Gael Sli; 6 PM, Jack the Lad; 7:30 PM, Williamswood Pipe Band. Wed 3/17, 2 PM, Jack the Lad; 7:30 PM, Williamswood Pipe Band. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Fast Eddie. Fri 3/19, Katie O'Sullivan Band. Sat 3/20, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Hackensaw Boys (see Spot Check), Weary Boys. Tue 3/16, 8:30 PM, Gan Bua. Wed 3/17, 2:30 PM, Lost Souls of the Great Lakes, Switchback, Dooley Brothers, Sprigs with Mayer & McNulty Irish Step Dancers (in the club and in the tent). 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Sat 3/20, Cornmeal. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/13, Dakota Dave Hull. Sat 3/20, John Daly with Motti Pikelny & others. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/12, Kennedy's Kitchen. Fri 3/19, Small Potatoes. Sat 3/20, Garnet Rogers. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/12, Michael Plishka, Shelley Miller, Sarah B., Pamela Richardson, Wendell McCaskill. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Sean Cleland & Pat Finnegan host an Irish session. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jim DeWan hosts an Irish session. 773-271-9000.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Fonnmohr, Highway Road with Spriorad Damhsa Irish Dancers. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Gan Bua with the Spriorad Damhsa Irish Dancers. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 733 S. Dearborn: No cover. Sat 3/13, 1 PM, Velvet Green; 4 PM, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels. Tue 3/16, 6 PM, Velvet Green. Wed 3/17, 7 PM, Bohola. 312-461-1116.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Jackson Daly, Steff Mahan, Drew Nelson. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band (no cover).

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HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, Gaelic Storm, Black 47 (see Spot Check; 18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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. 773-235-9795.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Country Sky Band. 312-337-3486.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, 4 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Narrowbacks, Cirrus Falcon, St. James Gate, Chicago Rovers. Sat 3/13, 11 AM, Three Men in Kilts, Ploughboys, Clan na Gael, New Element, Larkin Brothers, Emerald Society Pipe Band, McNulty Irish Dancers. Sun 3/14, Gael Sli. Mon 3/15, Neverly Brothers. Tue 3/16, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Wed 3/17, Clan na Gael, Ploughboys, Three Men in Kilts. Fri 3/19, St. James Gate. Sat 3/20, Donnybrook. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Aengus Finnan (no cover); 9:30 PM, Bohola. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, John Daly, Joe Sheehan, Cleek Shrey (no cover). Mon 3/15, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Lunasa. Sat 3/20, 7 PM, Eire Japan. 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Kate Flanagan & Her Traveling People, McNulty Irish Dancers (upstairs). Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Erin Lowery & Theresa Shine (upstairs); 8 PM, Tim O'Hare School of Irish Dance; 9 PM, Jimmy & Seamus Boyle. Sun 3/14, 6 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers (upstairs), Sag Valley Boys. Mon 3/15 through Wed 3/17, 6 PM, Erin Lowery & Theresa Shine (upstairs). Wed 3/17, 5 PM, Glenn Aires; 7 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 9 PM, Mick Flanagan & John Shine. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Baal Tinne; 9 PM, Fonnmohr; 11 PM, Kissers (no cover). Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Larkin Brothers; 9 PM, Fitz & the Celts (no cover). Wed 3/17, 4 PM, Three Men in Kilts; 7 PM, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band (no cover). Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Highway Road, Rant, Urban Twang, Thomas Pace. 847-869-0450.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Gary Allan, Dayna Malow. 708-756-0600.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 3/12, 6-8 PM, Shannon Rovers, Sprigs; 9:30 PM, Chancey Brothers. Sat 3/13, 9:30 AM, Don McClearly (in the bar); 11 AM, Brendan 2 Guys, Don McClearly; 2:30 PM, Those Funny Little People, Chicago Rovers; 5 PM, O'Danny Boy; 6 PM, Anne Harris, Shannon Rovers, Elders; 9:30 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 3/14, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams; noon, Shannon Rovers; 3 PM, Chicago Rovers. Mon 3/15, 5 PM, Chicago Rovers. Tue 3/16, 6 PM, Sprigs. Wed 3/17, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams, Don McClearly; noon, Shannon Rovers; 3:30 PM, Chicago Rovers; 4 PM, Irish session; 6 PM, Sprigs; 6:15 PM, O'Danny Boy; 8 PM, Fitz & the Celts; 9 PM, Dyed in the Wool. 312-787-3131.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan. 773-274-3239.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/12, Root Cellar (no cover). 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Fitz & the Celts. Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Tom Orland. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 3/12, open mike. Fri 3/19, Donna Adler. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Fonnmohr. Sun 3/21, 4 PM, Small Potatoes, Diana Laffey, Tricia Alexander. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Jeff Libman, Amy Martin, Noah Harris. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Happy Ashtray, Debe Welch, Dime Store String Band. 773-929-3680.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/20, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Inchworm, Big Sky String Band. 312-360-9488.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Wed 3/17, Elders. 773-929-1300.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Justus. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

BARON, PHIL BOOGIE TRIO Tue 3/16, 9 PM, P.J. Clarke's, 1204 N. State. 312-664-1650.

LONNIE BROOKS Fri 3/12, 7 PM, St. Patrick Performing Arts Centre, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844.

BUDDY GUY Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

DAWN O'KEEFE WILLIAMS Wed 3/17, 7:30 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ANDIES RESTAURANT 5253 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Eric Noden & Roots Music (no cover). 773-784-8616.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 3/12, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 3/13, Carl Weathersby. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Lil' Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 3/17, Mr. G & the Mystery Band. Fri 3/19, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Sat 3/20, Larry McCray. 847-424-9800.

BLACK FOREST 8840 N. Waukegan, Morton Grove: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Rhythm on 22nd. 847-965-1642.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 3/12, Sat 3/13, and Thu 3/18, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Howard Scott Band with Joanna Graham. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Linsey Alexander Band (3/12 with Nellie Travis; 3/13 with Shirley Johnson). Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 3/19, and Sat 3/20, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 3/16, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth 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 3/12 and Sat 3/13, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 3/14, Tad Robinson with Alex Schultz. Mon 3/15, Slam Allen & Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/16, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Wed 3/17, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 3/18, Chico Banks. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 3/21, Joanna Connor. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Kilborn Alley Blues Band with Taildragger. Sundays, 6-10 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 9 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/12, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Carlos Johnson. Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Popa Chubby, Lurrie Bell. Sun 3/14, 8:30 PM, Jimmy Burns, Carl Weathersby, John Primer, Kenny Smith, Greg McDaniels, Steve Doyle, Joel Paterson perform at the "Brew Tasting and Blues Round Robin." Mon 3/15, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 3/16, Sharon Lewis. Wed 3/17, Carl Weathersby. Thu 3/18, Phil Guy. Fri 3/19, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Charlie Love. Sat 3/20, 6 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Shemekia Copeland, Johnny Drummer. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 3/20, Snatch Inc. 773-384-2547.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-279-1199.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/12, James Armstrong. Sat 3/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 630-513-0074.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-771-2123.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Sat 3/20, Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/13, 9:30 PM, Omar & the Howlers. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Sat 3/13, Nellie Travis. Sat 3/20, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 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.

GENTLE PERSUASION 8959 S. Ashland: Mondays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-233-4800.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/12, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 3/13, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Tue 3/16, James Wheeler Band. Thu 3/18, Sam Cockrell hosts an open mike. Sat 3/20, Sam Lay Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Kenny Burns, Cedric Burnside, T-Model Ford, Spam, Paul Wine Jones. Sat 3/13, Roy Hytower. Sun 3/14 and Wed 3/17, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mon 3/15, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/16, Maurice John Vaughn. Thu 3/18, Pete Special. Fri 3/19 through Sun 3/21, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Lonnie Brooks, Wind Gypsies. 847-934-3474.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Mr. B. Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Third Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Mem Shannon & the Membership. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Phil Guy, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Les Getrex. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sun 3/21, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

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

MAGIC TOUCH 5728 W. Belmont: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Bombay Alley. 773-725-7837.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/13, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. Sat 3/20, 9:30 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-446-4001.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/13, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 3/20, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PAULINE'S 4154 W. Lake: Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Little Arthur Duncan, Twist Turner, Rick Kreher, Illinois Slim, Easy Baby (no cover). 773-638-9133.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 312-243-3600.

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. Wed 3/17, Mississippi Heat. 847-243-3700.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/12, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 3/13, Mississippi Heat. Thu 3/18, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Sat 3/20, Robert Alan Jr. Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 3/12, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Fri 3/19, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 8:30 PM nightly, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sundays, blues jam. Mondays, Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Fri 3/19, and Sat 3/20, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

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 3/12, and Sat 3/13, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 3/19, Willie Davis All-Star Band with Brian Lupo. Sat 3/20, Malachi Thompson with Billy Branch. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 3/18, Da Blues Guys. Sun 3/21, John MacDonald. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 3/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 3/17, Charleston Sound Machine. Sat 3/20, Pat Smillie Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/12, Roger & the Wraybands. Sat 3/13, Outta the Blue. Mon 3/15, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Wed 3/17, Mike Dangeroux. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 3/19, Juke Joint Money Makers. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Mondays, 6-11 PM, Elmore James Jr. performs at "Poetry in Blue." 773-285-2852.

WINE & ROSES 1130 S. Main, Algonquin: Wed 3/17, 8 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-658-7641.

Jazz

Concerts

BEBOP BRASS! with Bobby Broom; free concert. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie. 312-427-1676.

LESLEY BYERS & THE JAZZ CATS Free concert. Tue 3/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Lalo Schifrin's Gillespiana and Slide Hampton's Africa Suite under the direction of Jon Faddis. Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 312-344-6269. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Huntley High School District 158 Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony, Huntley. 312-344-6269.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE SMALL GROUP JAZZ Free concerts in Theatre 2. Tue 3/16 and Thu 3/18, noon, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ AND WIND ENSEMBLES WITH BYRON STIPLING Sun 3/14, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

DUPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Wed 3/17, 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FLIPPOMUSIC QUINTET Sat 3/13, 8 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

FUTURE RHYTHM Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Sat 3/20, 2 PM, Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd., Oak Brook. 630-990-2222.

ERIC LEONARDSON with Carol Genetti and with Thermal Drift perform as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sun 3/21, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

BEN LEWIS Free concert. Fri 3/12, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MALABY/SANCHEZ/RAINEY TRIO See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wed 3/17, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MORTON COLLEGE MUSIC STUDENTS & FACULTY RECITAL Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROB PARTON & ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ FACULTY WITH JOHN MCLEAN Free concert. Tue 3/16, 7:30 PM, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 312-341-2238.

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.

ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN Free concert. Fri 3/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RED ROSE RAGTIME BAND Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

TANYA REED performs music by Billie Holiday, Betty Carter, and Nina Simone as part of the "Groundbreaking Women" series; free admission. Thu 3/18, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7994.

SHE Free concert as part of the "Groundbreaking Women" series. Wed 3/17, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7994.

KENN SMITH & THE ELEMENTS OF LIFE Benefit for the One World AIDS Project. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, River City Community Church Center, 2124 N. Milwaukee. 708-209-1349.

MIKE SMITH QUINTET Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

KIERAN STECKA, SARAH & CATHERINE KUKEC, DAVID IWANIEC perform with other Morton College faculty and students; free concert. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MALACHI THOMPSON QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sun 3/14, 3:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

CASSANDRA WILSON Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LIBBY YORK with Bradley Williams, Kelly Sill, Eric Schneider, Greg Sergo. Sun 3/14, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

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.

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/12, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. 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 3/13, 9:30 PM, Russ Phillips Quintet with Jeannie Lambert. 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. 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 3/19, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 3/20, Tammie McCann Quintet with Ari Brown. 312-642-6805.

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

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/19, Rob McDougle Trio. 630-778-9090.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Detour. Sun 3/14 and Mon 3/15, Bobby Hutton. Tue 3/16 through Sat 3/20, Charlie Johnson. Sun 3/21, Jasper Stone. 312-751-2433.

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.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Albert G. 773-327-0303.

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. Mondays, 8 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Piano bar with music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/19, Lloyd Wilson Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/12, Jeff Parker & Michael Zerang. Sat 3/13, Stefen Robinson, Hank Hofler, Stephen Ganser, Joe. Sat 3/20, Brian Citro's Video Gum Culture, Scantily Clad. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle & Tom Mueller. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Ronnie Ross. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Roberta Miles Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/12, Neal Alger Duo with vocalist Typhanie Monique. Sat 3/13, Terry Andrews. Fri 3/19, Barry Winograd & Dennis Luxion. 630-584-2100.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 7 PM, Razzemetazz (with swing dancing). 773-743-5650.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Wednesdays, 7 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 3/12 and Fri 3/19, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 3/13 and Sat 3/20, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 3/18, 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: Third Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. Third Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5-11 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quintet (no cover). 847-394-3090.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 3/16, 9:30 PM, Jeff Parker Ensemble. 773-276-3600.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, Donny DeMarco. 773-685-8083.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/14, 6 PM, Grandstand Big Band. Sun 3/21, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLIGHT WINE BAR 1830 Tower Dr., Glenview: Tuesdays, 7-11 PM, Erin McDougald Trio. 847-729-9463.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. 773-528-4033.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 9 PM, Zzaje. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 3/15, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-928-9900.

GRACIES 1119 W. Webster Pl.: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-528-1788.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 3/12, 9 PM, and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Peter Bernstein/Melvin Rhyne Quartet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 3/13, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/14, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 3/15, 9 PM, Steve Million Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Suenos. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/19, 9 PM, and Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Ari Hoenig Quartet with Jean-Michel Pilc. Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet & Kathy Kelly's New Vibrafon; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Sarah Vaughan tribute). 773-878-5552.

GRIDLEY'S 4868 Rte. 83, Long Grove: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Bryan Allmann Quartet. 847-366-0456.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 7 PM, Tommy Bradford Band (no cover). 312-527-5600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Doug Wamble Quartet, Can-Ky-Ree. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 3/17, 5-7 PM, jazz jam session hosted by Ken Chaney, Ari Brown, Charles Heath & Frank Russell (no cover). Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Ray Silkman. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/19, 11 PM, Mike Hagedorn, 1-2-3-4. www.hottibiscotti.com.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 3/14, Brian Citro's Video Gum Culture, Jeff Marx Group. Sun 3/21, Grey Ghost, Josh Berman & Robert Barry. 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 3/12 through Sun 3/14, Tom Harrell Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 3/16 through Sun 3/21, Cyrus Chestnut Trio. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

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, Brother John. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/12, Sat 3/13, and Sat 3/20, Damian Espinosa Duo. 773-868-1857.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Gunther Thomas & Bobbi Wilsyn. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Tue 3/16, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thu 3/18, 9:30 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Dennis Carroll, John Brumbach Quartet. 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: Third Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Nicole Kessler (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: No cover. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (no cover). 630-571-3600.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Mondays, 7 PM, Jazz Conspiracy (no cover). 773-764-0400.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, David Polk, Rhythm Rockets. Tue 3/16, 9 PM, Three Blind Mice. Wed 3/17, 7 PM, John Mose Trio (no cover). Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Town Sound. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tue 3/16, 7 PM, Saint Patrick High School Honors Jazz Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

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

NEW APPROACH 641 E. 47th: Restaurant. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 3/14, Bryan Nichols. Mon 3/15, Bill Peterson. Tue 3/16, Larry Luchowski. Wed 3/17, Dennis Luxion. Thu 3/18 and Sun 3/21, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7-11 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio. 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. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Bob Perna & Persistance. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 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 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 3/18, King Fleming Trio. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 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. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 3/21, Sunday Night Trio. 773-486-9862.

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Andrew Lautenbach, Kyle Asche, Nori Tanaka, Matthew Ulery. 773-772-4422.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 3/16, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 3/17, Flippo/DeSanto Duo (no cover). Fri 3/19, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy.: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Erin McDougald Trio. 312-266-0360.

RAMADA INN 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. 773-288-5800.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Kafele. Thu 3/18, 9 PM, Byrds of a Feather. 312-492-6100.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/20, Malachi Thompson with Billy Branch. 773-342-0452.

ROSEWOOD RESTAURANT 9421 Higgins, Rosemont: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, David Turner. 847-696-9494.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 3/16, 8 PM, Jamie Cullum, Mike Mangione. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 3/14, BMR4. 312-527-2722.

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

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 3/12, Sat 3/13, and Sat 3/20, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sun 3/14, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Fri 3/19, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 3/21, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

SIGNATURE ROOM GRILLE 6401 Purchase, Woodridge: Music at 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, and 5:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/12, Kelly Brand & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 3/13, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Sun 3/14 and Sun 3/21, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 3/16 and Wed 3/17, Bill Peterson. Thu 3/18, Dennis Luxion. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Bryan Nichols & Brian Sandstrom. 630-598-9777.

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open jam session hosted by Kelli Rich. 773-374-2660.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. 312-527-3510.

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. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quintet. 847-625-1500.

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Wed 3/17, Ben Gray & friends. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 10 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor Do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis & friends. Fri 3/19, Malaby/Sanchez/Rainey Trio (see Critic's Choice). Sat 3/20, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. 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.

WILLIAM TELL RESTAURANT 6201 Joliet, Countryside: Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 11 AM, David Turner. 708-354-4200.

International

Concerts

AMERICAN KLEZMER Free musical theater performance with members of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Mon 3/15, 5 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

YOEL BEN-SIMHON & SULTANA Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Sephardic Congregation, 1819 W. Howard. 773-550-1543.

CHICAGO KOREAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 3/17, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

EAST CURRENT Free concert with koto player Mieko Miyazaki and shakuhachi player Dozan Fujiwara. Mon 3/15, 6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LOS LUNARES Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 3/17, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARIANA SADOVSKA, KWARTET JORGI Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

TRIO MAZAN, MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, 1221 Lake-Cook, Highland Park. 847-432-7950.

GUILLERMO VELAZQUEZ, LOS COJOLITES, SONES DE MEXICO Sat 3/20, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

International

Clubs

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

BLACK FOREST 8840 N. Waukegan, Morton Grove: Sun 3/21, 5 PM, Hungarian singers and dancers perform, preceded by dinner at 5 PM. 847-965-1642.

CAFE BA-BA-REEBA 2024 N. Halsted: Sun 3/21, 6 PM, Teresa y Los Preferidos (flamenco dance show accompanied by guitar). 773-935-5000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Shooglenifty, Goran Ivanovic Group. Sat 3/13, 10:30 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta. Sat 3/20, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Angelle. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 3/17, 9 PM, Cabas (see Critic's Choice), El Guapo (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 3/17, 9:30 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. 773-348-7592.

N 2977 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Son Trinidad (no cover). 773-866-9898.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, 6-9 PM, DJs spin salsa dura and Afro-Caribbean jazz at "Saoco Sunday." 773-784-5439.

Classical

ARS ANTIGUA in a free program of Mexican Baroque women composers. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391. Sun 3/14, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Arensky). Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 847-615-1811.

ARTIS QUARTET (Mozart, Weigl, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

BELLA VOCE Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

KEITH BRION & THE NEW SOUSA BAND in a program of American marches. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CAFE BOOST 5400 N. Clark: Thu 3/18, 12:15 PM, Jennifer Trowbridge. 773-907-8674.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 3/17, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CAMERATA FUCSIA (Zelenka, Bach, Telemann). Sun 3/21, 4 PM, Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard, Wilmette. 847-446-4300.

TANYA LESINSKY CAREY cello, with cellists Charles Wendt & Steven Balderston, pianist Joan Huang, violinist Almita Vamos & violist Roland Vamos (Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Stravinsky, Ott, Paoli, Zwilich). Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-325-4390. Mon 3/15, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor, with Baroque trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry, Crystal Lake. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA John Sherer & Edward McKenna, conductors, with violinists Edward Boe & Kamen Vatchev in a free concert (Bach, McKenna). Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER in a free performance of Mozart's The Impresario. Sat 3/13, 4 PM, room 1080, Roosevelt University, 431 S. Wabash. Sat 3/13, 4 PM, Audubon Elementary School, 3500 N. Hoyne. Fri 3/19, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-704-8420.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Sun 3/14, 3 PM, and Tue 3/16, 7:30 PM, Peter Schreier, conductor, with soprano Esther Heideman, tenor Randel Rushing, bass Kevin Burdette & the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Handel, Messiah). Thu 3/18, 8 PM, Fri 3/19, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/20, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with pianist Elena Bashkirova (Beethoven, Dvorak, Thomas). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David Robertson conducts George Benjamin's Antara in a lecture-concert. Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHOIRS OF ST. RAPHAEL & ST. PETRONILLE CHURCHES with organists Robert Linn, Carol Olmstead, Karl Bruhn, April Stovall, Michael Surratt, Robert Horton, Trevor Kahlbaugh, Stephen Williams, Nicholas Basehore, William Berg & Shirley Grudzien (Mendelssohn, Guilmant, Bach, Franck, Lloyd Webber, Rutter, Lind). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-355-4545, ext. 141.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Enescu, Liszt, Berlioz). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts a free concert of Mexican composers (Halffter, Angulo, Ponce, Revueltas). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CUBE in a program of new music by Illinois composers (Bowlby, Seward, Schwendinger, Axelrod, Nagel, Rubin, Sandroff). Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

DEPAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS & FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH CHOIR perform Faure's Requiem in a free concert. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 773-324-4100.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Tom Hall, conductor (Schubert, Elgar, Herrmann). Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Stephen Barlow conducts Bizet's Carmen. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

TOM FARRELL guitar (Aguado, Legnani, Farrell, Takemitsu). Sat 3/20, 7 PM, Gallery Mornea, 602 Davis, Evanston. 847-864-1906.

FIFTEENTH STREET TRIO with oboist Tim Sawyier (Bach, Poulenc, Kalliwoda, Shapiro, Schoenfeld, Beethoven). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

MARGARET FIORITO & JENNIFER TRUEMAN violin & piano, in a free recital (Franck, Chausson, Ravel). Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/12, 12:10 PM, flutist Margaret Lauer & pianist Melody Lord. Fri 3/19, 12:10 PM, organist Alan Homerding. 312-787-4570.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY Chung Park, conductor, with the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra (Gilbert & Sullivan, Patience). Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, and Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

HAMILTON COLLEGE CHOIR G. Roberts Kolb conducts a free concert (Bach, Isaac, Bruckner, Brahms, Whitacre, traditional). Mon 3/15, 8 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-787-8040. Wed 3/17, 7 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-251-4272.

KAREN SCHULZ HARMON & FRANCESCO MILIOTO cello & piano, in a free concert (Francoeur, Britten, Beethoven). Thu 3/18, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JANET KOKEN HICKEY piano (Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt). Sun 3/14, 5:30 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

ILLINOIS BRASS BAND Peter Lipari, conductor. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900 or 847-604-4817.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Karen Lynn Deal conducts an all-Beethoven program. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with narrator Nick Clooney (Delibes, Hovhaness, Tchaikovsky). Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Mozart, Villa-Lobos). Mon 3/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/19, Sharon Chung & Herine Coetzee. 773-868-1857.

JUPITER TRIO (Beethoven, Bernstein, Mendelssohn). Tue 3/16, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-566-9318.

NATALIA KHOMA, SUREN BAGRATUNI & MARTA BAGRATUNI cellos & voice, with pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky (Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Beethoven & others). Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

LAKE BLUFF SINFONIETTA with tubaist Joseph Agnew (Dvorak, Mozart). Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 244 E. Center, Lake Bluff. 847-920-9569.

LINCOLN QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Mozart, Bach, Warlock, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/21, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/12, Wed 3/17, and Fri 3/19, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre & tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). Mon 3/15 and Sun 3/21, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Maria Kanyova & tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). 312-332-2244.

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY Shawn Tracy conducts Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat in a free concert. Sat 3/13, 5:30 PM, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-786-9428.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS BRASS ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Purcell, Adson, Byrd). Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Prospect Heights Library, 12 N. Elm, Prospect Heights. 847-259-3500.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CELEBRATORY WEEKEND OF MUSIC features open rehearsals and performances by student ensembles. Free admission. Sat 3/20 and Sun 3/21, 8 AM-4:30 PM and 6-8 PM, Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MUIR STRING QUARTET with pianist Gilbert Kalish (Beethoven, Brahms, Schulhoff). Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE with the Chicago Children's Choir at Roger's Park in a program of African-American music. Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover, conductor, with sopranos Ellen Hargis & Amy Conn, mezzo-sopranos Christine Abraham & Emily Lodine, tenors Steven Tharp & Edward Zelnis & basses Stephen Morscheck & Peter Van De Graaff in an all-Monteverdi program. Sun 3/21, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NAPERVILLE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Sun 3/14, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-824-2591 or 847-824-7321.

CHRISTINA & MICHELLE NAUGHTON pianos (Ligeti, Ravel, Chopin). Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Jeordano Martinez conducts a free concert. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Shane Mizicko conducts a free concert (Rapp, Green, Harmon, Breaux, Snoeck, Green, Rauschenberg, D. Scarlatti, Korf). Wed 3/17, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with pianist Lisa Rah (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff). Thu 3/18, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Juliana Rhee (Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Jones). Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:30 PM), Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-577-1300.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Bloch, Nielsen, Bartok). Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

THOMAS OTTEN piano (Liszt, Debussy). Sun 3/21, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston. Call for location. 773-442-4978.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Schulhoff, Menotti, Milhaud, Hindemith, Shostakovich). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & BACH CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts Bach's cantata BWV 78. Sun 3/21, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with the Ballet Chicago Studio Company (Kodaly, Hindemith). Sun 3/21, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI & SAORI CHIBA violin & piano, in a free concert (Vivaldi, C. Schumann, R. Schumann, Monti, Chopin, Debussy). Sun 3/14, 3:30 PM, Selfhelp Home, 908 W. Argyle. 847-491-9155.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor, with the Trinity Christian College Concert Choir & the Oak Lawn Park District Voices (Delibes, Ravel, Durufle). Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

MARY STOLPER flute, with pianist Martin Amlin in the premiere of a composition by Amlin. Sun 3/14, 2:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar, in a free concert. Wed 3/17, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

MAYRON TSONG piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ravel, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Berg, Prokofiev). Wed 3/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAUL VANDERWERF violin, with pianist Meriel Owen & cellist Tanya Carey (LeClair, Ysaye, d'Indy). Sun 3/21, 4 PM, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park, Evanston. 847-869-9210.

MAXIM VENGEROV violin, with pianist Fazil Say (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms). See Critic's Choice. Mon 3/15, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey, conductor. Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter, Downers Grove. 630-375-7709.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with trumpeters Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer, trombonist James Campbell, soprano Sunny Joy Langton, clarinetist Larry Combs & pianist Mary Ann Covert (Rochberg, Berkeley, Cooke). Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

Fairs & Festivals

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 18TH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL Sat 3/13, 1 PM-midnight, Tim O'Shea, Finbar Fagan Band, Sprigs, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin, Burren Ceili Band, Spiorad Damhsa, Irish Heritage Singers & others. Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

SPRING FESTIVAL International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Fri 3/19, 8 PM, James Stoyanoff & Ensemble Orpheus, Chris Bajmakovich, Mary & Angelo Minas. Sat 3/20 and Sun 3/21, 9 AM-5 PM, dance & music workshops & "culture sessions" with Orchestra Izgrev, Balkanske Igre & others. 773-324-1247 or 773-753-2274.

Miscellaneous

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE GUITAR ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 3/18, 2 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Wed 3/17, 2 and 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ELLA JENKINS Free in-store children's performance. Sat 3/13, 1 PM, University of Chicago Bookstore, 970 E. 58th. 773-702-7712.

JEWISH DRUM CIRCLE Sun 3/14, 2 PM, No Exit, 6970 N. Glenwood. 773-743-3355.

FERNANDO JONES Free in-store children's performance. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

KIDJAZZ! Children's concert featuring the Arts Center Jazz Ensemble with Darryl Boggs & Reginald Robinson. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KIDS FARE Children's performance and discussion on the theme "Songs and Music o' the Irish." Sat 3/13, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NAPERVILLE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Sun 3/14, 3:30 PM, Main West Theatre, 1755 S. Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-824-2591.

RALPH'S WORLD Free in-store children's performance. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Children's concert. Sun 3/14, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SIAMSA NA NAGEL "A celebration of the Celtic arts" features vocalist Rita Connolly, instrumentalists Liz Carroll & John Williams & others with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra & concert choir. Wed 3/17, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

THADDEUS REX Free in-store children's performance. Sat 3/13, noon, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

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