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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

CLAY AIKEN, KELLY CLARKSON, BEU SISTERS Mon 3/22, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB Fri 3/26, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JONATHAN CHEN, JULIA MILLER, ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND, JIM GOODSPEED/JONATHAN LISS/PETER ROSENBLOOM Sat 3/20, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

COMMITMENTS, GORAN Benefit for the Field Museum. Fri 3/19, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 866-343-5303.

MOIRA CUE, DEREK HOFFEND, JOSHUA ROSENSTOCK, RORY SHACKLES, MATTHEW STEINKE, AARON WILLIAMS perform "New Sound Works" as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

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

DARKNESS, WILDHEARTS Sold out. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

RICKY FANTE Free in-store performances. Thu 3/25, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Thu 3/25, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

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. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

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.

HELP ME HELP ME I CAN'T BREATHE, SAM DOLE, GROODIES, LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, CAPTAIN SUPREME, HEWHOCORRUPTS Fri 3/26, 6 PM, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church, Libertyville. 847-918-8880.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL WITH JOHNNY FRIGO & THE CABARET PAREE SEXTET perform "Romance Language: French Songs for Lovers." Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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

JOHNNY L. Free in-store performance. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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

R. KELLY, MAURICE MAHON, JAGGED EDGE Fri 3/26, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

TED LEO/PHARMACISTS, ELECTRELANE, PERFECT PANTHER See Critic's Choice on Electrelane; all-ages. Tue 3/23, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

LIARS, YOUNG PEOPLE, GOLDFISH See Critic's Choice; all-ages. Sat 3/20, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

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

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

MEGON MCDONOUGH & CHUCK LARKIN Free concert. Tue 3/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

NEWSBOYS, REBECCA ST. JAMES, DON MOEN, JEREMY CAMP, SARAH GROVES, PAUL BALOUCHE, LENNY LEBLANC Fri 3/26, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

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

POSITIVELY 5TH STREET CHOIR Free concert. Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. 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.

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

PAM STARON Free in-store performance. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

SUN KIL MOON, DAMIEN JURADO 18 & over. Thu 3/25, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TESLA, PODUNK Sold out. 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.

VERTICAL HORIZON, BOTTLE OF JUSTUS All-ages. Tue 3/23, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

VINES, JET, LIVING END, NEON Sold out. Fri 3/26, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SUSAN WERNER Free in-store performance. Sat 3/20, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WHIFFENPOOFS Benefit for the Children's Literacy Initiative. Sat 3/27, 3 PM, Sky Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 800-595-4849.

XIANGGANG DELIGHT with a screening of videos by Jim Dorling. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC Sat 3/27, 5 and 9 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Sun 3/28, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

GARY YERKINS hosts a free jam session. Wed 3/24, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

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 3/19, 10 PM, Starlight Mints, Dressy Bessy, Centaur, Palomar (18 & over). Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Loraxx, Dials, Georges, Hedonists Maybe, DJ Tainted Love, Creatress DJ (benefit for the March for Choice). Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Oranges Band, Palomar, More Dogs, Great Influence Machine (18 & over). Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Proclaimers, Anne Harris. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Skeleton Key, Mazarin, Light FM, Magnus (18 & over). Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Strawberry Fields cast performance. 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. Sat 3/20, Kristin Cotts. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 3/19 and Fri 3/26, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Gotards, Greenlight, Arena Venus. Wednesdays, open turntables. Sat 3/27, Deans, Gidgets Ga Ga, Adam's Mom, Vax Wallow. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 3/24, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. Sat 3/27, Pat McCurdy. 847-381-8585.

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

BEACON TAP 1374 Lee, Des Plaines: Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Heathens. 847-296-2335.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. 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. Mon 3/22, 9 PM, Telenovela, Card Catalog, Jejunes. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, L&J, Dirty Blue, Craig Stoneman & the Cynics. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Overhang, Magnus, Grinner. Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Last of the Showmen, Missile, Magnaphonic. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Bizarro, Psycho Ex-Lover, Orange Order, Stereo South. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti perform 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 3/19, 9:30 PM, Hopah, Ryan Auffenburg, Prairie Town. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Rules of Attention, Late Nights, Audible Campaign. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, A Girl With a Gun, Suckingtons, Commodes. Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, LFT, Cutter Lang, Eva Destruction. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Bound to Change, Paul Draws a Blank, Never Look Back, Eli. 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. 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 3/19, 9 PM, Skylab 2000 with DJ Caffeine, Phantom 45, DJ Solange, DJ Seven, Lucky Luciano (18 & over). Sat 3/20, 5 PM, Quasar Wut Wut, Wizards, Softest Sound, Sparring; 10 PM, Murphy's Law, Beer Nuts, Shot Baker, Monster Trux (18 & over). Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Petty Booka, Noodles, Bleach, Kokeshi Doll perform as part of the Japanese Girls Samurai U.S. Tour 2004 (see Spot Check). Tue 3/23, 6 PM, My Ruin, Ditchwater, Smoke, American Heritage (all-ages). Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Cass McCombs, All Night Radio, Pedal Steel Transmission. Thu 3/25, 6 PM, Dying Fetus (see Spot Check), Kataklysm (see Spot Check), Enforsaken (see Spot Check; all-ages). Fri 3/26, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger 4, Grabass Charlestons, Knuckleduster (all-ages). Sat 3/27, 5 PM, Scarecrow Garden, Garden of Dreams, Cells, Happy Endings, Audible Campaign (all-ages); 9 PM, Dig for Fire, Van Allen Belt, Ella Music Group, Quiet Kid. Sun 3/28, 6 PM, Yakuza, Burning Down, Acumen Nation, Decapitado (all-ages); 10 PM, +/-, Aveo, Bound Stems. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Major's Junction, Bockman's Euphio. Sat 3/20, Free Space, Shad. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Thu 3/25, Apollo Project. Fri 3/26, Electric Medicine, John Sinclair & the Glowb. Sat 3/27, the Flock. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Fourth Wednesday of every month, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Madman Jam. 708-449-8900.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/20, Wookie Hangover, Whut, Publik Disturbance, Animus. Sat 3/27, Voodoo Monkey Child, Cased, My Delusion. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 3/19, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 3/26, Gypsy. 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 3/19, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Sat 3/20, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Tue 3/23, 8 PM, Clay Allen. Sat 3/27, 8:30 PM, Wild Ones. Sun 3/28, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Zack Karr. 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.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, 8 PM, We Can and We Must. 773-736-3033.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sundays, 9 PM, Nightwatch. Fri 3/26, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 3/27, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Delafields, Mark Sheehy, Cutters. Sat 3/20, Too Fast Jack, Holy Frog. 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 3/19, 9 PM, Sir Paul McCartney Ultimate Tribute Band. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: 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. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Gypsy. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Uncle Roy. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 3/27, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Finneus. Sun 3/28, noon, Matthew McBride; 8:30 PM, Patrick Kelly. 630-953-7095.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-279-1199.

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

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Wed 3/24, 9:30 PM, Mythic Figs, Fred, Dobro Joe, Scott Parrish & His One-Man Multimedia Show perform with Pot Luck and Fairly Unbalanced at "The Illustrated Horsey Show." 708-771-2123.

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

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 3/19, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Sat 3/20, Rubber, Catfight. Fri 3/26, Elevation (U2 tribute), 16 Candles. Sat 3/27, X-Side, Covergurl. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 3/19, 10:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Kryer. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 3/26, 10:30 PM, Seventh Heaven. Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Jack the Lad. Thursdays, Matthew McBride. Fri 3/26, Loose Screws. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 3/23, Plastic Crimewave, DJ Lawrence Peters. 773-489-6457.

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 3/19 and Fri 3/26, 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 3/20 and Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson & Jan Slavin; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, 5 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals; 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Megon McDonough. Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Lili-Anne Brown. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/21, DJ Alex spins surf music. Mon 3/22, DJ Brian spins punk. Tue 3/23, DJ Delphine spins punk. Wed 3/24, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country. Thu 3/25, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. Sun 3/28, DJ Tony spins music by the Smiths. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Light FM, Swizzle Tree, the Dog and Everything. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Punsapaya, Dave Tamkin, Jim Evans, 56 Hope Road. Sun 3/21, 9 PM, Unknown Hinson, Old No. 8, Saps, Penthouse Sweets. Mon 3/22, 9 PM, Brant Bjork & the Bros (see Spot Check), Nick Olivieri, Tijuana Hercules, DJ Nate Arling. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Izzys, Mannequin Men, Saturday Nights. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Delgados. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Musical Outfits, Sam Roberts, Carbon Four, Troy, David Golan. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, the Slip, Orquesta Ranura. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Mekons; 11:30 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids. 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 3/19, Wojdyla. Sat 3/20, Weathered (Creed tribute). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 3/25, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Fri 3/26, Barfunk Carnies. Sat 3/27, Alex & the All-Stars. 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 3/19, 10 PM, Arra, Peg 7. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Jump 5, Play, Stevie Brock (all-ages). Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 3/25, 9:30 PM, Marshall Law. Fri 3/26, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: 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. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 3/23, 10 PM, Ascot Fire, KK, Head Rush. Wed 3/24, 9:15 PM, Angelo Chresanthakes, Frame. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Lauretta Tagli, Pegasvs, Those Kids (benefit for P.A.W.S. Chicago). Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Emma Blowgun, Johnny Letcher, Dexter. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Fly Williams, Tiffany Hull, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Joseph Messing. Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/19, Dean Granit Trio. Sat 3/20, Batteries Not Included. Fri 3/26, Hot Carl. Sat 3/27, One-Way Street. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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 (see Spot Check), Abilene, Unique Chique. Sun 3/21, 9:30 PM, Swansea Mass, Poppies, Names. Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Bang! Bang!, Krunchies & others perform at the Brian Costello Show. Wed 3/24, 9:30 PM, Khanate (see Spot Check), White Light, Kevin Drumm. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, White Magic (see Spot Check), Chestnut Station (with readings by David Berman, Bill Callahan, Harmony Korine, Prageeta Sharma, Joe Wenderoth). Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Franz Ferdinand, the Race; 11 PM, TV on the Radio, Panthers. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Paybacks, Last Vegas, Back in Spades, Some Action. Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, 25 Suaves, Coughs, Inshi. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/20, Slide Show. 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). 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 3/19, Strictly Dancehall, Syndicate Sound. Sat 3/20, Dub Dis. Sun 3/21, Thu 3/25, and Sat 3/27, Hydro. Wednesdays, Strictly Dancehall. Fri 3/26 and Sun 3/28, Indika. 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.

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 3/19, 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Sofa Kings. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/19, Innocence. Wednesdays, Somewhere In Between. Fri 3/26, Lakefront. Sat 3/27, Way Cool. 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. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. 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 3/19, 7 PM, Daughters (see Critic's Choice), Chinese Stars (see Spot Check), 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. Tue 3/23, 7 PM, Brandston, Bomb, Stereotyperider, Kilowatthours. Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Foxtail VST, Our Missiles Are, Tiger Rag, Pal. Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Red-Eyed Legends, Zzzzs, Year Future, Kill Me Tomorrow. Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Dr. Killbot, Rollo Tomasi, Hell in the Cannon, Afterproject. Sat 3/27, 6 PM, Manhandlers, Krunchies, Jet Set, Wurst; 10 PM, Eternals, Zelienople, Arks. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Turn Pale, Radio Berlin, It's a Wise Child. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/19, 9:30 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Mem Shannon & the Membership. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, NRBQ. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Greenhornes. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Insiders, Nicholas Tremulis, Cooksie. Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, Mekons perform songs and give readings, with Devil in a Woodpile. 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 3/19, Hi-Fi. Fri 3/26, Project I. Sat 3/27, Son of Dad. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/19, Roscoe Plush, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 3/26, Michael Heaton Band (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/19, Jack Crofoot, Jim Frazier, Nancy Connelly. Sat 3/20, Gigahertz. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 3/26, Oxymorons, Heart Brothers. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 3/22, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 3/24 and Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 3/26, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 3/19, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 3/20 and Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 3/23 through Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 3/26, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, John Paluch hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

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, Sat 3/20, and Sat 3/27, Chicago Rose. 312-642-7440.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, 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. Mon 3/22, 9 PM, Garrison Starr, Angie Heaton. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Brother. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Tuffets, Clerics, MirrorAmerica. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/24, Geoff Greenberg performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 3/25, Echosend, Serilian, Celestial Static. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Tue 3/23, 8 PM, Steve Brooks. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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. Wed 3/24, 9:30 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, More Dogs, Shibboleth Orchestra. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Captain Yonder, Bevel; 11 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, Carolyn Mark. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Tracks, Society X. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Public Display of Funk, Stirring. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Shooting Blanks, Burbanks, Dark Green Bottles. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, CSM, Gene Stovall & the Leftist. 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: Tue 3/23, 9:30 PM, "Strange Brew" hip-hop showcase with Farm Crew, Contriband, Small Change, Dove Rock (18 & over). Thu 3/25, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., DJ Ras, DJ Twilite Tone. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/19 through Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Melissa Etheridge (sold out). Mon 3/22, 9 PM, Toots & the Maytals, Abdel Wright (18 & over). Wed 3/24, 6:15 PM, 12 Stones, Skillet, Pillar, Grits, Big Dismal (all-ages). Thu 3/25, 6:15 PM, Hoobastank, Lost Prophets, Ima Robot (all-ages). Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Al Green, Ricky Fante. Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Puddle of Mudd (no cover). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/19, Matt Wolf. Sat 3/20, Sprague Brothers. Thu 3/25, Heroes. Fri 3/26, Mahp. 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 3/19, Blonde on Board. Sat 3/20, Kato the Houseboy. Fri 3/26, Mr. Myers. Sat 3/27, Elevation (U2 tribute). 847-934-3474.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Take a Bite. Sat 3/20, Covergurl. Thu 3/25, Seven Day Run. Fri 3/26, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 3/27, Hat Guys. 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: Fri 3/19, 10 PM, History's End. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Then Again. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Yngwie Malmsteen & George Lynch. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Wojdyla. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Members Only. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Convulsions. 773-348-7592.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 3/19, 7 PM, Giles Corey, Jimbo Delta, Lori Wyatt Band, Lance Drake, Jzg Project, Andre Taylor (no cover). 312-829-4150.

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. Sat 3/20, Cosmic Haze. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Alex Sands. Wed 3/24, Blue Shield, Exaggeration. Thu 3/25, Playback & friends. Fri 3/26, Krypton, Vessel. Sat 3/27, Duenow, Dirty Switch. 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 3/19, 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. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Stone City Stragglers, Your Little Ponies, John Condron & the Benefit. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Solips, Legs for Days, Dirty Switch. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, M.O.T.O., Choking Susan, Black Beauties. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Smittyvision, Old School Rock (benefit for the family of Bruce Brodie). 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: Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Indigenous, Old No. 8. Sat 3/20, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, David Zollo. Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix. Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Anna Fermin, Amy Matheny, Anne Harris, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch, Stolie, Lexie Bloor, Jay Vanasco with Wild Graces, Shana Spiegel, Fausto, Stephen Rader (Dolly Parton tribute includes a look-alike contest and a designer-underwear auction; benefit for Estrojam). Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Dylan Rice, KB, Bartley Fritzsche. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, Brothers Past, Future Rock. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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). Mon 3/22, 7 PM, Soil, My Ruin, Blank Theory (sold out). Tue 3/23, 6:30 PM, Three Days Grace, Apartment 26, Edgewater (all-ages). Wed 3/24, 6 PM, Bumpus performs after a reading with authors Elizabeth Crane, Aleksandar Hemon, and Shawn Shiflett (all-ages). Thu 3/25, 7 PM, Distillers, Icarus Line, Lot Six (all-ages). Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Great Big Sea, Push Stars (18 & over). Sat 3/27, 6:30 PM, Mad Caddies, Split Habit, Short Arm Trick (all-ages); 10 PM, My Robot Friend, DJ Pier Novikov, Greg Haus (18 & over). Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Wolfsheim, Hungry Lucy (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sat 3/20, 4 PM, Bob Bradley (piano concert); 10 PM, Moco Magana. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, 4 PM, Bob Bradley (piano concert). Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Teresa Long. 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. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, John Fournier. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 3/20, Mad Hornet After Hour. Wed 3/24, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/19, George Glass Band. Sat 3/20, Mike Ryan Band. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 3/26, Switchback. Sat 3/27, 24 Elsinor. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/19, Remember the Tiger Tales, Imposters. Sat 3/20, Power Junkies, Low of the Low. Wed 3/24, Smoked Out. Thu 3/25, Future Leaders of the World, Readyville. 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 3/19, 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). Wed 3/24, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 3/25, 8:30 PM, Honestly, Punsapaya (18 & over). Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Bible of the Devil, Dead Electric, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. 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 3/20, 10 PM, BritBeat (Beatles tribute), Gidgets Ga Ga. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Suffer Down, F.U. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Diamond Rex, Leyden Moon, T.D. Clark, Kevin M. Buck. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Scott Hightower, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Sarah Woolf, Kristi Martel perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Peter Guerin. 773-775-7525.

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 3/19, 7:30 PM, Sauder, Shed Theory, Ovadya, Project Theory, Abuse, Misguided Youth, Nine Soft, Myths of Truth. Sat 3/20, 7:30 PM, Soul Sonic, Kikim, Ruben Waters Loves You, Mabel, Addicts Humble, Rachel's Surrender, Long Pause, Forsworn, Paragon X. Sun 3/21, 7:30 PM, Maxlider, Stimulus, Ludo, Halfway North, Crib Nibula, Illusion of Control, Afterdeath, Paradigm. 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, 10 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Left Setter, Sudden Dark, Superbig. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Terminal Bliss, Comasoft, Stewed Tomatoes (benefit for Estrojam); 10 PM, Rev. Vince Anderson & His Love Choir, After Dark. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 3/20, 7:30 PM, Macabre, Rune, Dreadlocked, Midget Parade (all-ages). Thu 3/25, 7 PM, Pigmy Love Circus, Cougars, Fashion Bomb (all-ages). Fri 3/26, 5 PM, Terror, One Life Crew, Ringworm, First Blood, Confront Reunion, Distance, Heavyweight X-Integrity, Desperate Measures, Mental, On Broken Wings, Nodes of Ranvier, 25 Ta Life, Will to Live (all-ages). Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Steepwater Band, Gary Stratton Band, Balloonatic. 708-756-0600.

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

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Sounddrifter. 708-293-1837.

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.

1 NORTH KITCHEN & CAFE 1 N. Wacker: Fri 3/19, 6 PM, Jimmy Damon. 312-750-9700.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Dropped Once, Harmony Riley, Drawing a Blank. Sat 3/20, Generations. Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 3/26, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/27, Pimps. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/19, Slide Show. Sat 3/20, Merkins. Sundays, G Town. Thu 3/25, Rockit Girl, Riddle of Steel, Suffrajett. Fri 3/26, Johnny Rocker & the High Rollers. Sat 3/27, Blue Money. 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 3/19, Parallex. Sat 3/20, Hot Lips Messiah, God Wafer, Von Rippers (benefit for Weed Fest). Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 3/24, Emotion. Fri 3/26, Bargain Brodus. Sat 3/27, Waste, Machete Monks. Sun 3/28, JC3. 773-486-9862.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 3/20, Knee Deep. Fri 3/26, Denny Diamond & the Long Fellows (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 3/27, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/19, Just Livin'. Sat 3/20, Desi Brothers. Fri 3/26, Dean Grant Duo. Sat 3/27, Blenders. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/19, Desi Brothers. Sat 3/20, Dean Grant Duo. Thu 3/25, Seventh Heaven. Fri 3/26, Blenders. Sat 3/27, Gypsy. 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.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/27, Voices. 630-428-4274.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 10 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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/27, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-543-3101.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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). Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Blue October, 13 Question Method, Jay Quinn. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Bad Wizard, High Strung, Paperbacks. Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Vance Gilbert, Joe Reilly. Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Greenhornes. Fri 3/26, 7 and 10 PM, Josh Ritter, Willy Mason (early show 18 & over). Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, John Gorka; 10 PM, Ian Moore, Milton Mapes. Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Panoramic Blue, Low Life (all-ages); 10 PM, Panoramic Blue. 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 3/23, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

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 3/19, 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. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 3/25, Gypsy Duo. 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 3/20, Downlo. Sat 3/27, My Sacrifice (Creed tribute). 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 3/19, Johnny Dowd (see Spot Check), Lazy Cowgirls (see Critic's Choice), Grafton. Sat 3/20, Archaeology, Bound Stems, Sally, Jetpack. Mon 3/22, Defender, Lumberjackass, No Funeral. Thu 3/25, Darediablo, Preachers Kids, Portrait Perfume. Fri 3/26, Dolly Varden. Sat 3/27, Lost Sounds. 773-278-6600.

TARTUFO 4601 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Sun 3/21, 6 PM, Linda M. Smith Trio (no cover). 773-334-7820.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/20, Wind Gypsies. Sat 3/27, Band on the Run (Paul McCartney tribute). 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.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 3/25, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/19, 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. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Ruby, Dick Prall. Thu 3/25, 7 and 9 PM, Anne Heaton. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Adam Wyle, Andi & I, Kristy Hanson. Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Dana Lawrence, Jennifer Boeder. 773-929-3680.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Pete Special. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Sat 3/20, Fri 3/26, and Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Jen Porter. Sundays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 8 PM, talent search. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/19, Arminta & the Blaq Lily. Sat 3/20, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Inchworm, Big Sky String Band. Fri 3/26, Locals, Riviera, Two Cow Garage. Sat 3/27, Irradio. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/19, Second Opinion. Sat 3/20, Core. Fri 3/26, Mother Was Right, Piano Man (Elton John/Billy Joel tribute). Sat 3/27, Skinny Dippers. 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 3/19, Jack Salamander. Sat 3/20, open stage. Fri 3/26, Bed Bugs. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: All-ages shows at 9 PM. Sat 3/20, Saraphine, Thrift Store Heroes, Gone All Summer, Blackbox. Thu 3/25, 7 PM, open mike. Fri 3/26, Picture Day, A Girl Named Craig, My Left Arm, Textbook. Sat 3/27, Vanilla Village Villains, Hook Line & Sinker, 7th Grade Underdog, Law Abiding Citizens. 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 3/19, Hydro. Sat 3/20, Aswah Greggori, Gizzae. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 3/25, Jorge from Yard. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/19, Payback, Grand Machuda, Deuce. Sat 3/20, Seeking Homer, Wonderful Smith, John Wasem. Sundays, Starrunner. Mon 3/22, Izzys, Quinn's Uncles, M.K. Gallina, Brian Sharpe, Quinn's Uncles, M.K. Gallina, Brian Sharpe. Tuesdays, Simmering. Wed 3/24, Copilot, Hero Pattern, Model Leaf. Thu 3/25, American Cosmonaut, Brianne Bassetto, Bill Bungeroth. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Segway, Street Van, Danger Adventure, Bucket Shop, Banana Sac. Sat 3/27, Seven Day Run, Breaking Laces, Brick Briscoe, Cutters. 773-929-1300.

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

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DJ NUMINOUS RADIO Free in-store performance. Tue 3/23, 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 Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation & DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 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 3/20, Chris Santiago, Frank Solano, Jon Huang. Sun 3/21, DJ Chuck Star. Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. Sat 3/27, Lance Desardi, Jon Huang. Sun 3/28, DJ Pussy Galore. 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: Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, 10 PM, Disco Bingo hosted by Paula sinclaire, with DJ Martin. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, 9 PM, 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 and Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins downtempo, neo-soul, disco, and deep house (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 773-528-2220.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: 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 3/21, 7 PM, Roland Belmares. Fri 3/26, Frique, Felix da Housecat, Wizz Kid. Sun 3/28, Ralphi Rosario. 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 3/22, Tiki Obmar, DJ Krank, 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. Third Saturday of every month, Fathom DJ, DJ K. Fourth 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. 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.

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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: DJs spin in Club GT after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, DJ Funky J & others spin hip-hop, house, and retro. 630-833-3534.

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.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 3/19, 10 PM-4 AM, Mike Cruz. Sat 3/20, 10 PM-5 AM, Chris Eterno. Sun 3/21, 10 PM-4 AM, Frankie Knuckles. 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. Fri 3/26, 10 PM-4 AM, Chad Jack. Sun 3/28, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. 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: Sun 3/21, 9 PM, Amon Tobin (see Critic's Choice), Kid Koala, Bonobo, Blockhead, Sixtoo (18 & over). Sat 3/27, 10 PM, My Robot Friend, DJ Pier Novikov, Greg Haus (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, Chris Gin. 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 3/20 and Sat 3/27, 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.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Wed 3/24, 10 PM, DJ Matt McQueen. 773-276-7036.

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, Bear Who?, Hiroki. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 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. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 3/25, Dom & Roland, Danny the Wildchild, MF, Radiata, Lamebrane, MC Abel. Fri 3/26, Marques Wyatt, Mark Grant. Sat 3/27, Miles Maeda, Brad Owen. Fourth Sunday of every month, DJ Kevin spins UK punk, early hardcore, and new wave. 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. Fri 3/26, Greyboy (DJ set). 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. Fourth Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 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. 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. Sat 3/20, Ferry Corsten, Billy the Kid. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Fri 3/26, DJ Traxx, Venue, DJ Tobias spin at "Synth City." Sat 3/27, Jeff Mills, Szmurlo & Sanchez. 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 3/19, Tony Humphries, Paul Anthony, Miss Michaela, Chris Santiago, Sativa, Jayfunk, Jon Huang. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Sun 3/21, Charles Feelgood, DJ Funk, Paul Anthony. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. 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

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

CAMPBELL BROTHERS, CALVIN COOKE Sat 3/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

DYED IN THE WOOL Free concert. Sat 3/20, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

GATLIN BROTHERS Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

JOHN GORKA Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

BRENDAN GRACE Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

JOE, SAM & JERRY perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

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

NAOMI & BEN Free concert. Fri 3/26, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

OAK RIDGE BOYS Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

GARNET ROGERS Sun 3/21, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

JOE SAMOJEDNY performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Ford. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

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.

DEB TALEN & STEVE TANNEN Free concert. Fri 3/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEN WALDMAN with Jordan Wankoff & others. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

DOC WATSON, DAVID HOLT Sold out. Sun 3/28, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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). 773-478-4408.

AMERICAN DREAMS 207 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 630-859-0255.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 3/23, Jack Callahan, Pat Finnegan. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Dave Schultz & Chuck Pinney host the "Twang Night" showcase. 773-395-3002.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 3/21, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. Sun 3/28, Charlie Madigan. 847-424-9800.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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 3/19, 9 PM, Brendan Bulger & Billy Knox. Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Maurice Lennon. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Bluestack. 773-473-5263.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/20, Salthill Mines. Sat 3/27, Pat Woods. Sun 3/28, Peter Haas. 847-706-1700.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: 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: Fri 3/19, 5:30 PM, and Sun 3/21, 3:30 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. Sundays, 3:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/19, Katie O'Sullivan Band. Sat 3/20, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin. Fri 3/26, Sprigs. Sat 3/27, Johnny Gleeson & Ted Healy. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 3/25, 8 PM, Open Road. 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 3/20, John Daly with Motti Pikelny & others. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/19, Small Potatoes. Sat 3/20, Garnet Rogers. Sat 3/27, T.R. Ritchie. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 3/22, Jeremiah Stone. Wed 3/24, John Bartel, Jezebel. 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. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Catfish Stephenson, Christine Costanzo. 773-465-8005.

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

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

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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.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/27, John Hasbrouck. 773-868-1857.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/19, St. James Gate. Sat 3/20, Donnybrook. Fri 3/26, Larkin Brothers. Sat 3/27, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 3/20, 7 PM, Eire Japan with Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin, Junji Shirota. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Karan Casey. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Solas, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Highway Road, Rant, Urban Twang, Thomas Pace. Wed 3/24, 8:30 PM, Larry O. Dean, Ripley Caine, Al Day, Dan Olsen perform at "Folk You!" followed by Grey Parker's open mike. 847-869-0450.

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. Tue 3/23, 8:30 PM, Back Porch Ramblers. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 3/21, 2 PM, Tom Orland. Wed 3/24, 8 PM, Vance Gilbert, Joe Reilly. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 3/19, Donna Adler. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Fonnmohr. Sun 3/21, 4 PM, Small Potatoes, Diana Laffey, Tricia Alexander. Fri 3/26, Rick Pickren. 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.

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

LEFTY COLLINS & THE NO MERCY BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CORKY SIEGEL performs and participates in a discussion with author Jeffrey Renard Allen as part of the "Story Week Festival of Writers: Story and the Sister Arts." Thu 3/25, 6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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 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 3/19, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Sat 3/20, Larry McCray. 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 3/24, Chainsaw Dupont. Fri 3/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sat 3/27, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Howard Scott Band with Joanna Graham. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/23, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 3/19, and Sat 3/20, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 3/23, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wed 3/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Grana Louise. 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 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 3/21, Joanna Connor. Mon 3/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/23, Joe Barr. Wed 3/24, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/25, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 3/26, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sat 3/27, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 3/19, 9 PM, Nuwki Nu. Sat 3/20, 9:30 PM, Bobby "Slim" James. Sun 3/21, 8 PM, Bobby Rush, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 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 3/19, 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. Sun 3/21, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 3/22, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 3/23, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Wed 3/24, Linsey Alexander. Thu 3/25, Dion Payton. Fri 3/26, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Cafe R&B, Doug McDonald. Sat 3/27, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sun 3/28, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 3/26, 8:30 PM, Wampeters. 847-256-8870.

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

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/19, Bill Perry. Sat 3/20, Little Charlie & the Nightcats. Fri 3/26, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Sat 3/27, Mem Shannon & the Membership. 630-513-0074.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/27, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 847-516-0300.

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

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

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM 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 3/20, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 3/27, Tenry Johns Band. 630-416-4898.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 3/20, Sam Lay Band. Tue 3/23, Marty Sammon. Thu 3/25, Sam Cockrell hosts an open mike. Sat 3/27, Slam Allen Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 3/25, 8 PM, John Sinclair. 773-465-8005.

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 3/19 through Sun 3/21, Chicago Red Hots. Mon 3/22, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/23 and Wed 3/24, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 3/25, Seth James. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sun 3/28, Matthew Skoller. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/27, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. 312-245-0333.

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. Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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. Thu 3/25, John Primer, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Byther Smith. 773-477-4646.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/27, Insomnia, Dawn O'Keefe Williams, Uncle Bob & the Bluzers with Ms. Etta (benefit for Noah Sanchez). 847-991-2420.

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.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/20, 9:30 PM, Rabble Rousers. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, Strange Brew. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/20, Dave Specter. Sat 3/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/20, Billy Flynn Band. 630-357-4350.

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

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. Sat 3/20, Robert Alan Jr. Band. Wed 3/24, Matthew Skoller Duo. Thu 3/25, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 3/26, Rankinfyle. Sat 3/27, Shirley King with Rankinfyle. 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 3/19, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 3/24, Jasper Buchanan. 815-477-0340.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wed 3/24, 8 PM, John Sinclair. 773-274-3239.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 8:30 PM nightly, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, Fri 3/19, and Sat 3/20, Vini & the Demons. Sundays, blues jam. Mondays, Carlos Johnson. 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. Fri 3/19, Willie Davis All-Star Band with Brian Lupo. Sat 3/20, Malachi Thompson with Billy Branch. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays and Fri 3/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Sat 3/27, Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Stroger, James Wheeler. 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. Sun 3/21, John MacDonald. Thu 3/25, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 3/20, Pat Smillie Band. Fri 3/26, Joanna Connor. Sat 3/27, Eddie King. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/19, Juke Joint Money Makers. Mon 3/22, Big Daddy & the Real Gone Guys. Wed 3/24, Back on the Porch Band. Fri 3/26, Dave Specter. 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.

Jazz

Concerts

JIM BAKER/FRED LONBERG-HOLM/MICHAEL ZERANG TRIO Free concert. Wed 3/24, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Mon 3/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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. Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Huntley High School District 158 Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony, Huntley. Wed 3/24, 7:30 PM, Hinsdale Central High School Auditorium, 55th & Grant, Hinsdale. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-344-6269.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs a tribute to Wes Montgomery, with guitarist Bobby Broom. Sun 3/28, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

DIANE DELIN Free concert. Thu 3/25, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

RICHARD ELIOT, PAUL TAYLOR, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF LORBER Benefit for the Grover Washington Jr. Protect the Dream Foundation. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

JON FADDIS Free concert preceded by a workshop at 1:30 PM. Tue 3/23, 5 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

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

HIGHLAND PARK POPS BIG BAND Sun 3/21, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

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.

PETER LERNER Free concert. Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Soka Gakkai International, 1455 S. Wabash. 312-913-1211.

JANE MONHEIT Sat 3/27, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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.

MARTEZ RUCKER performs at the "Jazz Supper Club." Fri 3/26, 6:30 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

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.

TOMATO BOX ENSEMBLE, BRIAN DIBBLEE STRINGS Thu 3/25, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

BRAD WHEELER with Laurence Hobgood, John Moulder, Rob Amster, Frank Parker. Sun 3/28, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

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

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 3/19, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Sat 3/20, 9:30 PM, Tammie McCann Quintet with Ari Brown. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 3/23, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Wed 3/24, 9:30 PM, John Watson Quintet. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 3/26, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, Alejo Poveda Sextet. 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 3/28, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Charlie Johnson. Sun 3/21 through Sat 3/27, Jasper Stone. Sun 3/28, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 3/22, Kara Kesselring. 773-334-4040.

BASTA 6733 N. Olmstead, Edison Park: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Chapin Trio. 773-763-0667.

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. Sat 3/20, Brian Citro's Video Gum Culture, Scantily Clad. Fri 3/26, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. Sat 3/27, Jim Baker/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang Trio. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 3/20, 9 PM, Roberta Miles Quartet. Sun 3/21, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle & Tom Mueller. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 3/28, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/19, Barry Winograd & Dennis Luxion. Sat 3/27, Terry Andrews. 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 3/19, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 3/20, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 3/25, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 3/26, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 3/27, Ed Coward Quartet. 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.

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 3/23, 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 3/21, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 3/24, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Libertyville High School Jazz Ensemble. 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.

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: Fri 3/19, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Detour. Sat 3/20, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Dan Peters Jump Swing Septet. 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 3/19, 9 PM, and Sat 3/20, 8 PM, Ari Hoenig Quartet with Jean-Michel Pilc. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 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). Mon 3/22, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 3/24, 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, and Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Astral Project. Sun 3/28, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 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 3/21, 8 PM, Ray Silkman. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 3/24, 7 PM, tribute to Malachi Favors Maghostut with Famoudou Don Moye, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Tatsu Aoki, Ari Brown, AACM Big Band (see Critic's Choice). Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Tiempo Libre. 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 3/21, Grey Ghost, Josh Berman & Robert Barry. Sun 3/28, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Frank Rosaly. 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 3/19 through Sun 3/21, Cyrus Chestnut Trio. Tue 3/23 through Sun 3/28, Winard Harper Sextet (see Critic's Choice). 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. Sat 3/20, Damian Espinosa Duo. 773-868-1857.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Fri 3/19, 10 PM, Stephanie Browning Trio. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. Wed 3/24, 10 PM, Moderns. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Dan Trudell's Funky Trio. 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: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Speakeasy Swing Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Mon 3/22, Tim Sullivan Quintet. 773-525-2422.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 773-871-3757.

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 3/19, 9 PM, Town Sound. Tue 3/23, 9 PM, Three Blind Mice. Wed 3/24, 7 PM, WesBound Trane (no cover). Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Outsiders. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: 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 3/21, Kelly Brand. Mon 3/22, Bill Peterson. Tue 3/23, Larry Luchowski. Wed 3/24, Bryan Nichols. Thu 3/25, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 3/28, Bradley Williams. 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 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays and Sat 3/27, Bob Perna & Persistance. Fri 3/26, Hinda Hoffman Quartet with Ron Perrillo. 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 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. Wed 3/24, Neal Alger Trio. Thu 3/25, King Fleming Trio. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Typhanie Monique 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. Sun 3/21, Sunday Night Trio. Mondays, Don Tisch Quintet. 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.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thu 3/25, Chicago Rose, Johnny Frigo Trio. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. 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. Fri 3/19, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. Tue 3/23, Mark Madsen (no cover). 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 3/25, 9 PM, Danny Lerman with Tim Gant, Ben Johnson & Darryl Buchanan (benefit for Chicago Canine Rescue). 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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 3/20, Ryan Swanson. Sat 3/27, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 3/28, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 3/19, Bill Peterson Duo. Sat 3/20, Fri 3/26, and Sat 3/27, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sun 3/21 and Sun 3/28, 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 3/19 and Sat 3/20, Bryan Nichols & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 3/21, Thu 3/25, and Sun 3/28, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 3/23 and Wed 3/24, Bill Peterson. Fri 3/26, Dennis Luxion & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 3/27, Kelly Brand Duo. 630-598-9777.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 3/23, Petropoulos Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

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.

THREE PILLARS WELLNESS CENTER 1516 E. 53rd: Sundays, 3-5 PM, Avreeayl Ra hosts "Meditation in Motion: An Interactive Sound Healing-Performance Workshop," with Nicole Mitchell, Alex, Dr. Albert Gunn, Aquilla. 773-363-7607.

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 WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, jam session. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/19, Malaby/Sanchez/Rainey Trio. Sat 3/20, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis & friends. Fri 3/26, David Boykin with Karl E.H. Seigfried & Mike Reed. Sat 3/27, Isaiah Spencer Quintet with Fred Anderson. 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

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 at a dinner concert. 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.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 773-525-7313.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/20, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Angelle. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Tiempo Libre. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. 773-348-7592.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 3/25, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

MONTY ADAMS, STANLEY DAVIS, MIO ISODA-HAGLE & PATRICK O'MALLEY flute, clarinet, piano & recorder, in a program of Music Institute of Chicago faculty composers (Hagle, Miller, Trachtenberg). Sun 3/21, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-905-1500.

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI piano (Bach, Szymanowski). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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.

CAFE BOOST 5400 N. Clark: Thu 3/25, 12:15 PM, Jennifer Trowbridge. 773-907-8674.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 3/24, 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.

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 CHOIR Timm Adams conducts settings of Shakespeare (Vaughan Williams & others). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

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

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Copland, Handel, Poulenc, Mitchell, Goossens, R. Strauss, Arnold). Tue 3/23, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. Sun 3/28, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER in a free performance of Mozart's The Impresario. 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 3/19, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/20, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with pianist Elena Bashkirova (Beethoven, Dvorak, Thomas). See Critic's Choice. Thu 3/25 through Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Andrey Boreyko, conductor, with soprano Waltraud Meier (Franck, Chausson, Prokofiev). 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.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ENCORE ENSEMBLE (Ravel, Respighi, Jin). Sat 3/20, 2 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

PEG CLEVELAND, JENNIFER KETHLEY, BENJAMIN LECLAIR, PENELOPE CAMPBELL & TIMOTHY PLAMBECK sopranos, bass & pianos (Barber, Purcell, Brahms, Gounod, Rodgers, Bernstein & others). Fri 3/19, 5:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

AMY CONN, ANITA RIEDER MILLER, LIZ KNOWLES, AVI STEIN & CHASE PAMELA MORRISON voice, traverso flute, violin, harpsichord & cello, in a free concert (Oswald, Munro, Kelly, Marshall & others). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Bobby Wei (Grieg, Beethoven, Fielding, Wagner). Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

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

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/19, 12:10 PM, organist Alan Homerding. Fri 3/26, 12:10 PM, organist Sean Vogt. 312-787-4570.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar (Bach, Sor, Ponce). Sun 3/28, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GREEK WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY CLUB NATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FINALISTS Sat 3/27, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 773-338-0346.

LYDIA HONG violin, in a free concert. Mon 3/22, 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.

MIN-JI KIM & HSIAO-LING LIN cello & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schumann, Cassado, Chopin). Wed 3/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Nicolai, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev). Sun 3/28, 3:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 312-409-5670.

KRISTIN LEE violin, with pianist Rohan De Silva (Schubert, Beethoven, Faure, Wieniawski). Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS in a free recital. Thu 3/25, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/19, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre & tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). Sun 3/21, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Maria Kanyova & tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). 312-332-2244.

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.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT RECITAL in a free concert. Fri 3/26, 6:30 and 8:15 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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 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. Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR Fri 3/19, 7:30 PM, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood, Evanston. 847-475-3403.

NORTH SHORE UNITARIAN CHURCH CHOIR & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Wayland Rogers, conductor (Vivaldi, Haydn, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/28, 9:15 and 11:15 AM, North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day, Deerfield. 773-227-6383.

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

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.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP (Rossini, Mozart, J. Strauss, Nicolai, Menotti). Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Nielsen, Arnold, Milhaud). Sun 3/28, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

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.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BAND Ray Forlenza, conductor (Gershwin, Copland, Lloyd Webber, Williams, Sousa). Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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.

JOEL SPEARS & KATINKA KLEIJN lute & cello. Tue 3/23, 6 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

ERICK SUTER organ. Sun 3/28, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor & trombone, with conductor Ho Chung Yeh & trumpeter John Hagstrom (Brahms, Casterede, Muhlfeld). Sun 3/28, 4 PM (with preconcert discussion at 3:15 PM), First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TAKACS STRING QUARTET in an all-Beethoven program. Tue 3/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STACEY TAPPAN & BRIAN LEERHUBER soprano & baritone, in a free concert of art songs & opera excerpts. Mon 3/22, 6 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.

PAUL VANDERWERF violin, with others. Mon 3/22, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

JEAN & KENNETH WENTWORTH perform four-hand music for piano (Mozart, Brahms, Schubert). Fri 3/26, 11 AM, Chicago Chamber Music Society, 626 N. Michigan. 847-540-5708.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Falla, Ginastera, Turina, Mozart). Sat 3/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home, Berwyn. 630-887-7464.

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

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND James Warrick, conductor. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

JOYCE YANG piano (Bach, Vine, Liszt/Schubert, Brahms). Fri 3/19, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

Fairs & Festivals

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.

10TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville: Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Sat 3/27, 1 and 7 PM, and Sun 3/28, 1 PM, Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Williams & Clark Expedition, Chapmans, Special Consensus, Pine Mountain Railroad, Art Stevenson & High Water, Open Road, Harman Family, Clearwater Connection. 217-243-3159.

Miscellaneous

ALDEN-CONGER HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR Free concert. Fri 3/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO MOVING COMPANY Thu 3/25, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

KADOKA HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Thu 3/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CONCERT with an "instrument petting zoo" and other group activities for children. Sun 3/28, 1 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concerts. Sat 3/27, 11 AM and 4 PM, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn. 708-788-2118. Sun 3/28, 4 PM, Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston. 847-869-0450.

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