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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

JOAN BAEZ, ERIN McKEOWN Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

H.J. BECK, LAMPS ON AMPS perform at an art opening featuring works by Jason Churchill, Laurel Anderson, and Janet Luebbers. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Munki Haus, 1278 N. Milwaukee #4W. 773-329-0907.

BEYONCE, ALICIA KEYS, MISSY ELLIOTT, TAMIA See Critic's Choice on Missy Elliott. Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

BLACKALICIOUS, DJ D-SHARP, DJ SHADOW, GIFT OF GAB, JOYO VERLARDE, LATYRX, LATEEF & THE CHIEF, LIFESAVAS, LYRICS BORN 18 & over. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JONATHA BROOKE All-ages. Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CHAYANNE Tue 4/6, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performances. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

J. DAVIS TRIO performs at an exhibition opening of work by Sumakshi Singh. Fri 4/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

DJ RILEY spins at a swing dance. Sun 4/4, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

SUZZANNE DOUGLAS performs "My Shining Hour: A Tribute to Harold Arlen." Wed 4/7, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

GRANDADDY, SAVES THE DAY, FIRE THEFT, HEY MERCEDES All-ages. Sat 4/3, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GUTBUCKET Free concert. Tue 4/6, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BUCKY HALKER performs at "Drive All Night: The Music of Bruce Springsteen," followed by a talk by June Skinner Sawyers. Wed 4/7, 5:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

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.

JOHN WILKES BOOZE, VETERANS OF FLIGHT, THERE ARE SEVEN OF THEM All-ages. Mon 4/5, 8 PM, 7th Street Space, 106 S. 7th, De Kalb. 815-787-3875.

SCOTT KIRBY plays ragtime piano. Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Maine East High School, Dempster & Potter, Park Ridge. 847-824-2591 or 847-827-4694.

KITES, HAIR POLICE, PRURIENT, BLOODYMINDED See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353.

ERIC KMIEC QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 4/10, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JON LANGFORD & THE PINE VALLEY COSMONAUTS Free concert. Fri 4/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Sat 4/3, 8:30 PM, and Sun 4/4, 4 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

LESSER BIRDS OF PARADISE See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sat 4/10, 3:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

MIRAH, GOLDEN EGG, WEEDS, NIKKI PATIN Sun 4/11, 7 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353.

VAN MORRISON, MICHAEL MCDERMOTT Wed 4/7, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

M'S Free in-store performance. Fri 4/2, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performances. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

NARRATOR Free in-store performance. Sat 4/3, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

N*E*R*D, BLACK EYED PEAS, CLIPSE See Critic's Choice; 18 & over. Thu 4/8, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

NESS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/3, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BEAU O'REILLY & JENNY MAGNUS with pianist Joe Tech Huppert perform as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sun 4/11, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

PARTICLE, BUCKETHEAD 18 & over. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GERT-JAN PRINS See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

THE RAPTURE, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, STARLITE DESPERATION All-ages. Sat 4/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

J. SCOTT, SUZ HARRISON, H.J. BECK Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Munki Haus, 1278 N. Milwaukee #4W. 773-329-0907.

SODASTREAM, BEVEL Free in-store performance. Thu 4/8, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SOUND TRIBE SECTOR NINE 18 & over. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

STEREOLAB, CLEARLAKE See Critic's Choice; 18 & over. Wed 4/7, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PAM STERN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

RUBEN STUDDARD, KEM Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

SWITCHFOOT, COPELAND All-ages. Fri 4/9, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL TAYLOR & THE HOLY GOAT ENSEMBLE perform at "First Friday," followed by an open stage at 10 PM. Fri 4/2, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THIN MAN, PALLIARD, CHRIS FULLER Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 312-738-2140.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

UNICORNS, BEANS, PONYS All-ages. Sun 4/4, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Blonde Redhead (see Critic's Choice), Secret Machines (4/2 18 & over). Wed 4/7, 9 PM, 16 Horsepower (see Spot Check), Dollar Store. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Quilts. Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Truckstop Supermodel, Odd*is*he, Mystechs perform at the "Really Short Film Fest." Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Versus, MirrorAmerica, Scrabbel, Jenny Choi. 773-478-4408.

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, neosoul, and poetry, hosted by Jamila. 847-717-6759.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Kevin Conlin. Sat 4/3, the Verse. Fri 4/9, Allen Saltzman. Sat 4/10, David Wilner. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Seth, Frank Tribes, Easy Tiger, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Somewhere in Between, Lori Wyatt, Humpback Wail, Kyle Vincent. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Rich Experience, Slow News Day perform at the Mish Mash variety show. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Alora, I/O, Gentlemen Tip Their Hats. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, All Fours, Pocket Dwellers, Drastics. Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Quiver Lip, For All I Care, Tripperblue. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Ode, Vodka Moxie, Intelligent Dennis, Stay All Day. Sun 4/11, 8 PM, Black Bear Combo performs at the Mish Mash variety show; Tatsu Aoki accompanies his own films with Jonathan Chen & Jeff Chan; Dual Exhaust performs improv. 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 4/2, 9:30 PM, Last Years Man, Barajas, Happy Endings. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Episode Seven, Wookie Hangover, Society X, Ephnix. Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Saturn Project, Mertyl. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Dirty Blue, Liam. 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 IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/2, Voices. 708-429-1000.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wed 4/7, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 4/8, Chico Banks. 773-528-1012.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/2, Confinement. Sat 4/3, Voices. Wednesdays and Fri 4/9, DJ Vic. 773-581-0397.

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 4/2, 7 PM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Mahjongg, Red Light Sting (all-ages); 11 PM, DJ Mother Hubbard, DJ J2K. Sat 4/3, 6 PM, Slackers, Drastics (all-ages); 10 PM, Velvetron, Canasta, Health and Beauty, Millimeters Mercury (benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; 18 & over). Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Alexis on Fire, Opiate for the Masses (all-ages); 9 PM, Dirty Things, A Band Called Blower, Sekiden. Tue 4/6, 6 PM, Steel Train, Berlin Project, Ateriavia (all-ages); 10 PM, Hospitals, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band (see Spot Check), John Wilkes Booze, Headache City. Wed 4/7, 6 PM, International Noise Conspiracy, Rogers Sisters, Boss Martians (all-ages). Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Prosperity Wallet, Soulscape. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Clutch (18 & over). Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Frogs, Capitol Years, Exo, Chalet Chalet. Sun 4/11, 5 PM, Bleeding Through, Death by Stereo, Himsa, Burning Down (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Ten Mile Ride. Sat 4/3, Kongfuzi. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, 10 PM, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 4/9, Broken Grass. Sat 4/10, Woodbox Gang. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, C.D.P., Low Profile, Input Output. Sat 4/10, Future Leaders of the World, Suffer Down, Smuggling Molasses. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 4/2, David Bruce. Sun 4/4 and Sun 4/11, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 4/9, Tim Nolan. 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. Sat 4/10, 8:30 PM, Marigold Engine. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 4/3, Riptones. Sundays, Nightwatch. Fri 4/9, Jacob Wesley with Band in the Hand. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Automatic Jeff, Harlan Pepper, Green Light. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Welcome to Ashley, Paper Bullets, Walter Meego, Todd Bowie. Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Launderettes, Mydols. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Powerknobs, Paperbacks, Peelers, 16. 312-922-6392.

CARLUCCI'S 1801 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 630-512-0990.

CARLUCCI'S 250 Marriott, Lincolnshire: Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-478-0990.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Lonnie Grant. 312-346-3500.

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

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 4/8, 6:30 PM, Ben Lewis. 773-489-4757.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Prairie Surfers. Sat 4/3, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Lisa Tyndall & Moonlit Candy. Sun 4/4, noon, Paul Allodi (no cover). Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Joey Derus. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Acoustic Disturbance. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Smokin' Gunz. Sat 4/10, noon, John Guarnieri; 10 PM, Brother John. Sun 4/11, noon, Matthew McBride. 630-953-7095.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-279-1199.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Disaster Piece (Slipknot tribute), Cemetery Gate (Pantera tribute) (all-ages). Sat 4/3, 8:30 PM, Sam Chatman (steppers set). Wed 4/7, 7:30 PM, Bedlum, Gertrude (all-ages). Fri 4/9, 8:30 PM, Something Strange (Pink Floyd tribute), Angry Chair (Alice in Chains tribute) (18 & over). Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Johnny Rustler & the Beach Bum Band. 847-836-8820.

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

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 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.

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 4/2, 10:30 PM, Seventh Heaven. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Wed 4/7, Brother Willis. Thu 4/8, Naked Mile, Disposable Pets. Fri 4/9, Segway, Javier Mendoza, Al Weber, Amy Loftus. Sat 4/10, Callisto, Hubbards. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 4/2, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Sat 4/3, 10:30 PM, Catfight. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 4/9, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/10, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 847-541-4700.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. Sun 4/11, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica, Eric Ottens, Jen Hughes. 773-276-1411.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 4/2 and Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael perform "I Hear Music"; 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson performs "Keeping Love Alive"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Mon 4/5, 8 PM, D.C. Anderson, Claudia Anderson. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, John Vincent Mahady. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/3, Mark DeRosa. Sun 4/4, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 4/5, Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 4/6, John Almonte, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 4/7, DJ Mattloch spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Graham Colton Band, Needtobreathe. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers, Long Winters, Bigger Lovers (see Critic's Choice). Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Van Hunt, Andreus. Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Interociter, Unibrow, Grasshopper Takeover, El Guapo. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, My Left Arm, the Effect, Superbig, Ludo. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Funkadesi, Fareed Haque, DJ Warp, DJ Singh (benefit for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless). Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Oh My God, Plane, Calliope, Sybaris. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/2, Catfight. Sat 4/3, Sofa Kings. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 4/8, David Sarkis. Fri 4/9, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. Sat 4/10, Rubber. 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 4/2, 10 PM, Dan Darrah Band, Soulfix, Punsapaya. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Infinity, Hi-Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Trading Brains, Scottish McMillan, Damage, Nuisance, Life Without. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 4/7, 9:30 PM, Catfight. Thu 4/8, 9:30 PM, Voices. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Fabulous Janes, Modern Day Romeo. 847-358-9150.

THE EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Opal Candy, Luster, Chinchilla Fury. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Punsapaya, Indignant, Booty Juice, Wandering Endorphin. Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Sumo, Chip Ratliff's Electric Chitlin Stew. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Dead Radio, Red Effect, Suckingtons. Wed 4/7, 9:15 PM, Evans Out, Get Everett. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, 5th of Paradise, Deconstructing Jim, Paper Tree. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Frank Bang, Lubriphonic, Dirty Love. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Mike Gallagher Band, Licks, Souls for Rent, Libbie Schrader. Sun 4/11, 9 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Decibully, Catfish Haven, Lesser Birds of Paradise (see Spot Check). Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Launderettes, Bobby Stratosphere, Ruiners. Sun 4/4, 9:30 PM, Dexter Romweber (see Spot Check), Ghostwriter, William Elliott Whitmore. Mon 4/5, 9:30 PM, Love Story in Blood Red, Early Risers, Brad Swinarski (no cover). Thu 4/8, 9:30 PM, LaGuardia, Icy Demons, Zincs. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Weird War, Transistors, Perfect Panther. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Gris Gris, Latest. Sun 4/11, 9 PM, Panicsville, Cock E.S.P., Coughs, Conformists. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, 7 PM, Jeff Smith hosts an open mike. Mondays, Infamous Joe hosts karaoke (no cover). Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus. Thursdays, Mason hosts karaoke (no cover). Sat 4/10, Libido Funk Circus. 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 4/2 and Sat 4/10, Indika. Sat 4/3, Sun 4/4, and Fri 4/9, Dub Dis. Mondays, Strictly Dancehall. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. Thu 4/8 and Sun 4/11, Hydro. 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 4/2, 8 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Scheme. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Somewhere in Between. 773-685-8083.

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

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

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 4/2, 6 PM, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, Dan Potthast, Rick Johnson Rock & Roll Machine, Goodnight Sweethearts. Sat 4/3, 5 PM, Methadones, J Church, Textbook; 10 PM, Meatjack, Buried at Sea, Indian. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Joan of Arc, Make Believe, Love of Everything (see Spot Check), Narrator. Tue 4/6, 6 PM, Gatsby's American Dream, Academy, June. Wed 4/7, 6 PM, Total Chaos, Mike Blanx & the Sdabs, Everyday Victory, Resiliance. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Hirudin, Cat on Form, Black Giraffe. Fri 4/9, 6 PM, All Out War, Undying, Misery Signals. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!, New Constitution, Afflictions. Sun 4/11, 5 PM, Feable Weiner, Digger, Cruiserweight, Lynyrd's Innards. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Lost Souls of the Great Lakes, Michael Fracasso. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Cary Hudson Band. Thu 4/8, 8:30 PM, Curtis Salgado. Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Parlourfones. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Wanda Jackson, Lustre Kings. 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 4/2, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sat 4/3, Franklin's Kind. Fri 4/9, Cutters, Changes. Sat 4/10, Backyard Tire Fire. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/2, Prairie Town, Hungries. Sat 4/3, Felix Stone, M1D1, McFella. Wed 4/7, Moonstrike, Sparrowhawk Family. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 4/9, Male Models, Michael Columbia. Sat 4/10, Heavy Mental, Egnaro, Lucid Ground. 773-489-5471.

GAPEESH 550 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-433-5515.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Straight Jacket Society. 847-541-7530.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Kimi Hayes (benefit for Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, Alexandra St. James & Jason Krumwiede; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 4/4 and Sun 4/11, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 4/5, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/7 and Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 4/9, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 4/2 and Fri 4/9, 5:30 PM, Mark Przeradowski; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 4/4 and Sun 4/11, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 4/5, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/6 through Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

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

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Starcandy. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Acoustilingus. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Naysayer, Mascott, Jennifer O'Connor. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Bon Mots, Epicycle, El Oso. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey, Dead Horse Hill, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Endangered Species, Steph Staa, Rob Matrix, E-luv. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/7, Jenny & Robin Bieneman perform at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 4/8, Sage, Flood Ritual, Sad Hannah, Simple Frustration. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Gordy Malis, This Side Up, Spartakeith. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Everest, Robert Emmett, MWC, Rachel Katzman, Marcus Dunleavy, Mark Lester perform at a benefit for the publication Peace in Our Times. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Jann Klose. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Patrick Brickel. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Starrunner. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Anjuli Dawn Band, Stolie, Kellie Lin Knott, Victoria. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Stet 5, Slink Moss Explosion (see Spot Check). Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Tight Phantomz; 11 PM, Sheer Magic DJ Team. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Contractors. Wed 4/7, 9:30 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Burd Early, Strugglers. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Graham Smith, May or May Not; 11 PM, DJ Chris Jern. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Void Where Prohibited, Half Mad Poet, Those Kids. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Avidus, Carl Lapetina Band. Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). Thu 4/8, 9:30 PM, 9 Miles Band, Electric Medicine, Free Space. Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, 3 Too Far, Michael Bloomberg. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, discopoet Khari B. hosts "Soul Poetry Cafe" (preceded by an open mike). Tue 4/6, 9:30 PM, Family Tree. Thu 4/8, 10 PM, Raj Marcus, Fathom DJ, Mike Flo. Sun 4/11, 8 PM, Sarah Aroeste. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, What If?. www.hottibiscotti.

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HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Floetry, Dwele, Rhian Benson (18 & over). Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Method Man, Street Radio (18 & over). Wed 4/7, 5:30 PM, Hatebreed, Damage Plan, Drowning Pool, Unearth (all-ages). Thu 4/8 and Fri 4/9, 6 PM, Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Finger 11, Strata (all-ages; 4/8 sold out). Sat 4/10 and Sun 4/11, 9 PM, Todd Rundgren & the Liars (4/10 sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Freshwater Collins. Fri 4/9, Pearl Street Band. Sat 4/10, Sprague Brothers. 312-245-0333.

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

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/2, dueling pianos. Thu 4/8, Five Guys Named Moe. Fri 4/9, Kimi Hayes Band. Sat 4/10, Shortcuts. 708-429-7000.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Tue 4/6, 8 PM, KRS-One. 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.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Giles Corey, Jimbo Delta, JCG Project, Jeff Nolan & friends (no cover). 312-829-4150.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Rob Waller Band. 847-991-2420.

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Janelle's Three. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Fat Boy Clark. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-7885.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Krunchies, Star Spangles, Audreys, Grackles. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Goldman, Snaggs, Ghettobillies. Sun 4/4, 10 PM, Pete Special. Tue 4/6, 9:30 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Regressors, the Verse. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Mike Ingram, Sick Day, Tracks. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Midnight Creeps, Swampass, Bungdoons. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Torturing Elvis, Plan 9 From Outer Space. 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: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Troy Johnson. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, JT & the Clouds, Sean Hayes. Mon 4/5, 8 PM, John Carty & Ged Foley. Wed 4/7, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: David Bowie," Motion to Fix. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Numbers, Electropolis, Spazztet. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Om Trio with Jake Cinninger, RAQ. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Egostatic, Fashion Bomb, Premium, Supermercado (18 & over). Sat 4/3, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth (see Spot Check), the Dog and Everything, Empyrean, Disonic (all-ages). Sun 4/4, 1 PM, Schools Rock with MC Jill Renn (all-ages). Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Health and Beauty, Dig for Fire, Starlister, Pixel & the Chronic Network (18 & over). Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Twilight Singers, Damnwells (18 & over). Thu 4/8, 6:30 PM, Sugarcult, Motion City Soundtrack, Letter Kills, More North (all-ages). Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Local H, Cobra Verde, Cisco Pike (sold out); 11:30 PM, Squarepusher, Cassette Boy, DJ Johnny (18 & over). Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Stylus, Air This Side of Caution, 56 Hope Road, Roscoe Plush (18 & over). Sun 4/11, 7 PM, Fantomas, Melt-Banana, End (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Susie Gomez Band. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. Sundays, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano; 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. 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. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 4/3, Group du Jour. Wed 4/7, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 4/7, Mike Ryan Duo. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 4/9, Gavin Coyle Duo. Sat 4/10, B-Cuz. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Pony Dance Party. Sat 4/3, Funk Lubricator, Cortechs, UCB. Sun 4/4, Shaveks. Tue 4/6, Until Sunday, Something Beautiful. Wed 4/7, Dr. Disco hosts karaoke. Thu 4/8, Drug Honky, Wonka, By Any Other Name. Fri 4/9, Mad Hornet After Hour, CDS, Shooting Blanks. Sat 4/10, Son of John Doe, the Junk. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Andreas Kapsalis (18 & over). Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Bad Examples. Sun 4/4, 7:30 PM, Pas/Cal, Stephanie Rearick, Milkbaby (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Lone Catalysts, Rusty Chains, Verbal Kent, Matlock, Lord 360, Mic Logik (all-ages). Fri 4/9, 10 PM, DNA, C-Note, Dars. Sat 4/10, 5 PM, Rebel Angels, Relapse, Marty McFly (all-ages); 9 PM, Jimmy Kingsway, Pieces, Stoll Vaughan. 847-869-0450.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Rick Reed, Venus Zarris 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 4/2, 10 PM, Knomadz, Sidewalk Skolaz, Monsoon. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Bad News Jones, Small Change, Growing Nation, RB Green Big Band. 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), Leroy Fix, Redneck Exorcist, Kita. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Woolworthy, Melismatics, Milwaukees, Suffrajett. Sat 4/10, Darkmoor, Renaissance, Bear Claw, Sequoia. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Die Symphony. Sat 4/10, 7 PM, Mushroomhead, Dope, Twisted Method (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Infinity. Sat 4/3, Blues Brothers. Thu 4/8, Only Sons. Fri 4/9, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/10, Firstreet. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 4/9, Catfight. Sat 4/10, Local H, Blaked. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Tangy. Sat 4/3, 99 Octane. Sundays, G Town. Thu 4/8, Inspector Owl, Scouts Honor. Sat 4/10, Night and Day. 815-758-2715.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Andy Magnuson & the Heathens. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/2, Locked Sound, Jigsaw, Mad Hornet After Hour. Sat 4/3, Wishbone Jones. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 4/7, Shaved Pork. Thu 4/8, Clipperton Brigade. Fri 4/9, Los Gatos Diablos. 773-486-9862.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Wed 4/7, Anne Pringle with Mark Burnell & Buddy Charles. 773-927-7656.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 4/3, Jupiter, Gothic Blues Quartet (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS PUB 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Group du Jour. 630-924-9368.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/2, R-Gang. Sat 4/3, Class of '68. Wed 4/7, Michael Rodio. Sat 4/10, Rte. 66. 815-477-0340.

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: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Katie Sullivan Band. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Remedy. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Stark Raving Dad. 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 4/4, 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. Fri 4/2, Slip Mickey, Apparition. Sat 4/3, Igneous Biscuit, Fire & Ice. Fri 4/9, Bonesugar, Triangle Green. Sat 4/10, Winterhawk, Needles. 630-543-3101.

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

SALUD TEQUILA LOUNGE 1471 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Leddie & Rick Garcia (no cover). 773-235-5577.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/2, Abe Quigley (no cover). 847-823-3634.

SAVEMORE LOUNGE 4060 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 9 PM, Georgia Pines. 773-281-1444.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Decemberists, Clearlake, Tom Heinl (see Spot Check; sold out). Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Preston School of Industry, Natural History, Sodastream. Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Life at Sea, Sleepwalker Defense, Middle Men. Mon 4/5, 7 PM, Kim, Hanalei, Matt Fields, MC Paul Correct & others at the 3rd annual talent show, followed by live karaoke (no cover). Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Cary Hudson Band, Christopher Sullivan. Wed 4/7, 7 and 10 PM, Marc Broussard, Lost Trailers (early show all-ages). Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Geoff Farina, Owen, Janet Kim (18 & over). Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players (all-ages); 10 PM, M's, Reputation, Pilot to Gunner. Sat 4/10, 7 PM, Alix Olsen, Wendy DeBias (18 & over); 10 PM, I Am the World Trade Center, Paper Lions, Mark Mallman, Life During Wartime DJs. 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 4/6, Fabulous Fish Heads. 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. Sat 4/3, Agent 86. Fri 4/9, Mr. Myers. 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 4/8, David Bruce. 312-441-9334.

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

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: Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Weirdos (see Spot Check), Vee Dee, Black Lips, Functional Blackouts. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Ike Reilly Assassination, M's, Andreas, Hot Dog City (benefit for Inspiration Cafe). Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Intelligence, Black Hole, Brasilia. Thu 4/8, 9 PM, Mashers, Bang! Bang!, M.O.T.O., Peelers, Paper Bullets. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Tyrades, Functional Blackouts, Krunchies, Drip, Black Beauties, Mascots. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Baseball Furies, Plastic Crimewave, Drapes, Vee Dee, Audreys, Worst. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/2, Chronic Harlot, Vile Order, Level 3, Hex, Red Effect. Sat 4/3, Tragic Vitality, Piel Plastica, Soul Pollution, Betty Neals, Somber. Sat 4/10, Black Muff, 220's, Jeff Marshal Experience. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Tamara Pierce, Tim Hort, Phil Circle. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Joel Ackerson, Joel Henderson, Brother Sean. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, GreenChoby, Them Damn Kids, Gregory Douglas. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 4/6, 7 PM, Stoll Vaughan, Jeffrey Foucault (Nick Drake tribute). Wed 4/7, 8 PM, Stoll Vaughan, Jeffrey Foucault. Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Diane Cluck, Seth Horan. Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Jacky Dustin, Erich Specht, Joel Janis. Sat 4/10, 7 PM, Rose Fries, Abe Quigley, Jeanne Arrigo. Sun 4/11, 7 PM, Amy Stiernberg, Gabe Holmes, Christopher Sullivan. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/2, Surly. Sat 4/3, Joe Dittman, Saddle Chance. Thursdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 4/2, Sat 4/3, and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Heather Horton. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 10 PM, Jen Porter. 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 4/2, Rachel Loshak. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Skunk City. 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. Sat 4/3, Genral Patton. Fri 4/9, Black Hand. Sat 4/10, open stage. 312-943-7815.

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 4/2, Sound Station, Zeleke. Sat 4/3, Indika, Universal Expression. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 4/8, Carl Brown. Fri 4/9, Ark Band. Sat 4/10, Kwame, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/2, Boda, World Without Sundays, Bish. Sat 4/3, Orquesta Ranura, Hairy Apes BMX. Mon 4/5, 8:30 PM, Rebecca F., Gregory Douglas, Southerly, Adam & Jimmy, Chris Mates. Tue 4/6, Mr. Blotto. Wed 4/7, Hi-Five, Method and Result. Thu 4/8, Clumsy Lovers, Urban Twang. Fri 4/9, Echosend, Suboat, Sarah Potenza, Tirzah (benefit for Estrojam). Sat 4/10, Shamier, Medicine Hat, Bob Rogan. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 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. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ Mpulse. 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. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Wednesdays, Joe Black spins rock. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin 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. Tuesdays, Gene Farris spins house. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Thu 4/8, DJ Mona spins house. 773-384-8600.

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.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Sundays. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. 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 4/5, DJ Jacob Ross, DJ Touch Master Infinity, 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: No cover. Fri 4/2, 10 PM-2 AM, Stephen P & the Greg spin deep house. Sat 4/3, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Red Lox & Slacky J. Sun 4/4, 9 PM-1 AM, Andy Buttell & DJ Knievel spin punk. Mon 4/5, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz & a special guest spin downtempo and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 4/7, 10 PM-2 AM, Doc West, Rude One, PNS. Thu 4/8, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Mr. Rudy Day. Second Friday of every month, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ & guests spin at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa (4/9 with DJ Sergio and Jesse de la Pena). Sat 4/10, 10 PM-3 AM, Bear Who? & the Pamp spin hip-hop, neosoul, and Latin grooves. 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). Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 312-266-1944.

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

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/9, 11:30 PM, Mark Farina (18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 4/2, 10 PM-4 AM, Lydia Prim. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, 10 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 4/4, 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 4/9, 10 PM-4 AM, David Knapp. Sun 4/11, 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). Fri 4/9, SubK, Trancid, Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please." 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.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Fri 4/2, 10 PM-2 AM, Papa G spins reggae and dancehall. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, PJ Alton, Sean O & friends spin "antique electronic lounge tempo." Thu 4/8, 9 PM-2 AM, Raj Marcus & G. spin reggae, dub, old school, and house. Fri 4/9, 10 PM-2 AM, Sunny D. spins dub, breakbeat, and old school. Sat 4/10, 10 PM-3 AM, Drippin' Wet with Ayrun spin downtempo and deep house. 773-665-7885.

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.

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. 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, 10 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. Thu 4/8, Maurice Joshua. 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, 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: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 4/6, Josh Werner & James Anthony. Wed 4/7, Brian Kelly. 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. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/2, Dayhota, Tortured Soul (live set), Sista Stroke. Sat 4/3, Josh Wink, Jevne, Miss Michaela. First and second Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 4/8, Adam Marshall, Josh Werner, Mani, Marko Katic, Christina Jane. Fri 4/9, I:Cube, Jerome D. Sat 4/10, Colette, James Curd, Malcolm Charles. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl, DJ Lee, Flipside, Poolside, Gamewarden. 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. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/2, Junkie XL. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 4/9, Deep Dish with Ali Shirazinia. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. First Saturday of every month, DJ Stoney spins hip-hop. 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-2AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Julius Buckland, Trackmaster D, Mixin' Margot, Manchild. 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, neosoul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. 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 4/3, George Acosta, Seneca, Peter Haze, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Fri 4/9, Little Suzzie & Angel (live performance), Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, Bam Bam, Breakdown B., Todd Miner, Alex Peace, Gene Hunt, Lego, Jes One, Mark Delgato. Sat 4/10, Donald Glaude, Punisher, Mark Almaria, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. 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 4/2, Gene Farris, Jason Hodges. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 4/9, Boy George (DJ set). 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

ERIC ANDERSEN Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RUSS ARVIDSON, CHRIS MCNAMARA, ERIC & BETH CARLSON, PETE NORMAN & D.K. KOLARS, TIM LOCKMAN, CHESTER perform at the Sandwich Area Fire Victims benefit concert. Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad, Sandwich. 815-786-2555.

HENRY BUTLER, JON CLEARY, DR. MICHAEL WHITE Fri 4/9, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GERALD EVANS & THE PARADISE BLUEGRASS BAND, CHIRPS SMITH & HIS OLD TIME BAND All-ages. Sun 4/4, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

JUDITH-KATE FRIEDMAN, SLURS & INSULTS Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JOHN GORKA, JUSTIN ROTH Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

CAROLYN HESTER Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

ED HOLSTEIN, ELLA JENKINS, CORKY SIEGEL, FRED CAMPEAU & MITCH THOMAS, ED TRICKETT, KATHY O'HARA & DIANA LAFFEY, MARK DVORAK, MICHAEL MILES, BARBARA BARROW, KATHY COWAN, JIM DEWAN, JIM CRAIG, BARBARA SILVERMAN, CHRIS FARRELL, JIMMY T. & STEVE LEVITT, AL DAY, CHRIS WALZ, RICK NEELEY & others perform at a tribute to Fred Holstein; proceeds benefit Fred Holstein Scholarships for students at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sat 4/3, 4:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SEAN O'DONNELL performs at Gaelic Park's monthly luncheon. Wed 4/7, 1 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

TOM RUSSELL, JIM LAUDERDALE Sat 4/10, 8 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 with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408.

BACCHUS NIBBLES 20817 Quentin, Kildeer: Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Evan Frazer. 847-438-3212.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 4/6, Sunnyside Up. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sundays, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 4/5, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 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 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/2, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sat 4/10, Lone Star State. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 4/2, Bruce Foster. Sat 4/3, Gerard Haughey. Sun 4/4, 4-9 PM, Gerard Haughey performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Fri 4/9, John Dillon. Sat 4/10, Katie Sullivan Band. Sun 4/11, 4-9 PM, John Dillon performs at a Celtic supper and dance. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Donnybrook. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater. Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Academy of Irish Music. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Billy Knox & Brendan Bulger. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Fairplay. 773-473-5263.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/10, John Daly, Dennis Cahill, Motti Pikelny. 630-393-1247.

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

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Soul Full of Joy. 847-705-0555.

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

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Kentucky Hill Toppers. www.hottibiscotti.com.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Big John Howell & the Born to Boogie Band. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Country Sky Band. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/5, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 4/6, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam. 773-274-3239.

SAVE MORE LIQUORS 4060 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 9 PM, Ray Hillburn & the Georgia Pines. 773-281-1444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 4/2, Andrew Calhoun. Fri 4/9, Chris Vallillo. 630-969-9720.

WEST GATE COFFEEHOUSE 924 W. Madison: Sun 4/4, 3 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-829-9378.

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

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Free concert. Fri 4/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

B.B. KING Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. Clubs

Blues, Gospel, R&B

clubs

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

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 4/5, Keith Scott. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 4/2, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 4/3, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Lil' Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 4/2, and Sat 4/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/6, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 4/9, and Sat 4/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 4/6, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 4/4, Slam Allen & the Working Man's Blues Band. Mon 4/5, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/6, Mike Wheeler. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield: Wed 4/7, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 708-485-9900.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 708-449-8900.

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 4/2, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Stan Skibby. Sat 4/3, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Rod Piazza, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sun 4/4, Quintus McCormick. Mon 4/5, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 4/6, Joe Moss. Wed 4/7, Percy Strothers. Thu 4/8, Lurrie Bell. Fri 4/9, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Roomful of Blues, John Primer. Sat 4/10, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, and Sat 4/3, 10:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 312-341-9787.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Tab Benoit. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band (no cover). Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. 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 4/3, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 4/6, Motor City Josh. Thu 4/8, Mike Wheeler hosts an open mike. Sat 4/10, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Johnny A. Sun 4/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mon 4/5, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/6 and Wed 4/7, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 4/8, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, No Mercy Band. Sun 4/11, Matthew Skoller. 312-923-2000.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Phil Guy, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Les Getrex. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Eddie Shaw. 773-477-4646.

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

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

THE LOFT 303 E. Kensington, Mount Prospect: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Dawn Williams Band, Uncle Bob & the Bluzers with Ms. Etta. 847-670-0330.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Smooth as Silk. Sat 4/3, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/3, Little Big Men. Sat 4/10, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

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. Fri 4/2, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 4/3, Expresso Blues Band. Wed 4/7, Matthew Skoller Duo. Fri 4/9, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 4/10, Robert Allen Jr. 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 4/9, West Side Andy & the Mel Ford Band. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express host the blues jam. Mondays, Carlos Johnson & friends. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Uvee Hayes (see Critic's Choice) with Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 4/3, Lurrie Bell with Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 4/9, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 4/10, Carlos Johnson, Joel Paterson, Big Sky String Band, Nigel Mack, Dona Oxford with comedian Tim Joyce and Read My Hips belly-dance ensemble at the 2nd annual "Funds for the Young'uns" benefit. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 4/8, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Pistol Pete. Sat 4/10, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Peaches Staten, Patrick Doody, John Falstrom, Johnny Cosgrove, Tony Caccitolo, Jody Noa, Joe Jammer, Ray Sucash, Marilynn Claire, Deb Seitz, Chicago Horns with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Kenny Anderson, Tony Ferraro at the 17th annual Chicago Easter Parade Blues Revue. 708-389-7810.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/3, Eddie Butts Band. 630-264-2739.

Jazz

Concerts

JOSH ABRAMS/AXEL DORNER/GUILLERMO GREGORIO/JEFF PARKER See Critic's Choice; free concert. Thu 4/8, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Wed 4/7, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 4/5, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

DEEP BLUE ORGAN TRIO Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series (preceded by a jazz ensemble workshop at 6 PM). Sat 4/10, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

KIMBERLY GORDON TRIO Free concert. Tue 4/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GUARANTEED SWAHILI, GEOF BRADFIELD TRIO Thu 4/8, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

HERBIE HANCOCK QUARTET, WAYNE SHORTER Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Free concert. Tue 4/6, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

MILLARD NORTH HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND AND SWING CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

JEAN-MICHEL PILC Wed 4/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GERT-JAN PRINS See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO Sat 4/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PETER SAXE QUARTET Free concert. Wed 4/7, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

DOUG SCHARF QUINTET Wed 4/7, 7:30 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

HECTOR SILVIERA Y SU ORQUESTA Free concert. Fri 4/2, 7 PM, West Pullman Park Cultural Center, 401 W. 123rd. 312-427-1676.

Jazz

Clubs

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/2, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Everett Greene. 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 4/6, 5:30 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 4/9, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 4/11, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 4/8, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Fridays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Chapin Trio. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Saura 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.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, Bobby Hutton. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Jose Valdes. Fri 4/9, 7:30 PM, and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Dave Gordon. 630-574-2155.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 4/2, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Sat 4/3, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell All-Star Band. Tue 4/6, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/3, Jeff Chan/Tatsu Aoki/Jimmy Ellis. Sat 4/10, Tatsu Aoki with Ed Wilkerson & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Steve Ramsdell Duo. Sat 4/3, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Mike Frost Trio. 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 4/2 and Fri 4/9, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, Ed Coward Trio. Mon 4/5, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Tue 4/6, 6:30 PM, Carlos Hernandez. Wed 4/7, Dan Myers. Thu 4/8, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. 312-697-0975.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/6, 9:30 PM, Temeritorium. Wed 4/7, 9:30 PM, Desiring-Machines. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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 4/4, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-788-2118.

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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 4/5, Carl Leukaufe. 773-489-5471.

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

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/2, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Sonido Isleno. Sat 4/3, 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 4/2, 9 PM, and Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Ingrid Jensen's Project O. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/4, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (tribute to Billie Holiday). Mon 4/5, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 4/7, 9 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Pat Mallinger Quartet with Bill Carrothers. Sun 4/11, 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. 847-478-3663.

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: Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & the Light. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 4/8, 7 PM, Holly McGuire (benefit for BOLD Chicago's learning and leadership programs for teens). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 4/6, 9 PM, Thomas Mejer/Paul Giallorenzo/Andrew Colwell/Frank Rosaly. www.hottibiscotti.com.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 4/4, Geof Bradfield, Ted Sirota, Clark Sommers. Sun 4/11, Brian Dibblee Group. 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 4/2 through Sun 4/4, Pat Martino Quintet. Tue 4/6 through Sun 4/11, Joey DeFrancesco Trio. 312-670-2473.

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

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Brother John. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Paris Delane. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 4/5, 9:30 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Dennis Carroll. First Tuesday of every month, 9 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Elaine Dame 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: First Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 4/6, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

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 4/2, 9 PM, and Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Tue 4/6, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio. Wed 4/7, 7 PM, Three Free (no cover). Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Paul Jacki Trio. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Done Deal. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Five After Five. 708-366-8073.

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/4, Bryan Nichols. Mon 4/5, Bill Peterson. Tue 4/6, Larry Luchowski. Wed 4/7, Dennis Luxion. Thu 4/8, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 4/11, Tom Hope. 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. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Bob Perna & Persistance. 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. Tue 4/6, Elaine Dame Trio. 847-243-3700.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, 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. Thursdays, 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. Fri 4/2, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 4/3, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 4/6, Mark Madsen (no cover). Thu 4/8, John Juul hosts a pro jam. 847-266-1313.

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

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 4/8, 7:30 and 9 PM, Nick Colionne & friends with Alyson Williams. Sun 4/11, 8 PM, "Harlem in Chicago" features jazz and spoken word. 312-492-6100.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/8, David Boykin Trio with Josh Abrams. 773-276-7036.

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 4/3, Q-Blue. 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 4/4, BMR4. Sun 4/11, Brother John Duo. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 4/2, Sat 4/3, Fri 4/9, and Sat 4/10, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 4/4, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 4/11, 11 AM, Bill Peterson Trio; 3 PM, Bradley Williams Trio. 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 4/2, Ben Lewis & Loren Cohen. Sat 4/3, Larry Luchowski & Kelly Sill. Sun 4/4 and Sun 4/11, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 4/6 and Wed 4/7, Bill Peterson. Thu 4/8, Dennis Luxion. Fri 4/9, Lisa Pappas & Steve Sandner. Sat 4/10, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. 630-598-9777.

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.

LA TACHE 1475 W. Balmoral: Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

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.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. 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 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Bob Moses (see Critic's Choice) & Doug Rosenberg. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/8, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 4/9, Damon Short Quintet. Sat 4/10, Jeff Marx/Harrison Bankhead/Tim Davis. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/8, ESP. 312-943-7815.

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

International

Concerts

MINIANKA AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series, with a dance performance by Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company (preceded by a Haitian dance workshop at 6 PM). Sat 4/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

HENRY NELSON Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 4/7, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SHASHANK performs bamboo flute music of south India. Tue 4/6, 7:30 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

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.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie & Afrikinia, African American Unity Ensemble. Sat 4/3, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Wed 4/7, 8 PM, Jesus Montoya & Ricardo Marlow play at a flamenco performance with Edwin Aparicio & Anna Menendez. Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. Sat 4/10, 7:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia performs at "Baile de Carnaval," with dinner, dancing, and samba instruction (call 312-491-8200 for reservations). Sun 4/11, 8 PM, Sarah Aroeste. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Rembetika. 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). Thursdays, 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

SERGEI BABAYAN piano (Bach & others). Tue 4/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ISABEL & PATRIZIA BOSCH in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert of duo-piano music (Mozart, Dvorak, Gershwin). Wed 4/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEENAN BOSWELL organ, with violinist Dayna Anderson & baritone Kenneth Mattice in a benefit for Lifespring Ministry. Sat 4/3, 3 PM, College Church, 332 E. Seminary, Wheaton. 630-892-4239, ext. 227.

BRYNGELSON-LAUGHLIN DUO in a free concert (Piazzolla, Francaix, Ibert, Sor, Castelnuovo-Tedesco). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-0216.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams conducts settings of Shakespeare (Vaughan Williams & others). Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Buyanovsky, Wilson, Wilder). Mon 4/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas conducts a free concert (Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen, conductor (Mozart/Levin, Purcell, Chilcott, Golovanov, Distler, Gretchaninoff). Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-4571.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist Gary Graffman (Haydn, Higdon, Dvorak). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Alan Gilbert, conductor, with violinist Tai Murray (Sibelius, Bernstein, Nielsen). 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 William Eddins, conductor (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodrigo, Albeniz, Falla, Bizet). Sat 4/3, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLEVELAND DUO with saxophonist James Umble (Ravel, Bach, Adams, Chambers, Brady & others). Wed 4/7, noon, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

COULSON, BETTE & PHILIP SEWARD perform music for piano in a free concert. Thu 4/8, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

CUBE in a new-music concert (Ives, Takemitsu, Sollberger, Luening, Williams, Misurell-Mitchell, Szpilman, Medek). Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn. 312-554-1133.

FLORIN DARABAN & BRENDA BUCHERA tenor & soprano, with pianist Ana Fau (Mozart, Schubert, Puccini, Donizetti, Bizet, Massenet & others). Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-202-0894.

DUO MARINI in a program of 14th-century chamber music (Castello, Fontana, Marini, Biber). Sun 4/11, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with pianist Stewart Goodyear (Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Borodin). Fri 4/2, 8:30 PM, Sat 4/3, 8 PM, and Sun 4/4, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON BRASS, CYMBALS, CHOIR & ORGAN perform music of Handel & others. Free admission. Sun 4/11, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs music from Mozart's Requiem. Free admission. Sun 4/4, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

LEON FLEISHER in a solo piano recital (Bach, Kirchner, Sessions, Perle, Brahms, Schubert). Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/2, 12:10 PM, oboist Jennet Ingle & pianist Paul Hamilton. 312-787-4570.

MARGO GARRETT piano, with hornist Gail Williams & violinist Joseph Genualdi in a free concert (Brahms & others). Wed 4/7, noon, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FRANCISCO GIL guitar, in a free concert. Mon 4/5, 5 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN piano. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL CHAMBER SINGERS & SCHOLA SINE NOMINE in a Holy Week Tenebrae service. Free admission. Wed 4/7, 7:30 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-664-6963.

BRENDA HUANG piano (Schubert, Liszt). Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

JEFF KOWALKOWSKI ENSEMBLE in a PAC/edge Performance Festival program (Kowalkowski, Cole, Robbinson-Parran, Senate). Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

BARBARA LANDIS mezzo-soprano, with others in a free concert (Verdi, Bizet, Menotti & others). Sat 4/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

LANG LANG piano (Schumann, Haydn, Schubert, Tan Dun, Scriabin, Chopin). See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LANG LANG piano, in a free in-store performance. See Critic's Choice. Mon 4/5, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Mozart, Grieg, Machado & others). Wed 4/7, 7:30 PM, Galvin Hall, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

STEVEN LUBIN fortepiano. Sun 4/4, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer conducts a program of opera excerpts (Wagner, Lehar, Massenet, R. Strauss). Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with soprano Sharon Quattrin, violist Charles Pikler & the Roosevelt University Women's Ensemble (Debussy, Bruch, Albeniz, Mozart, Duparc, Holst). Sun 4/4, 4 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC PIANO FACULTY with pianist Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery & others (Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Rossini, Sousa). Thu 4/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAKTON QUARTET in a free concert (Mozart, Albeniz, Ravel, Adamczyk). Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2787.

MENAHEM PRESSLER piano, with violinist Blair Milton, violist Yukiko Ogura & cellist Stephen Balderston (Brahms & others). Sun 4/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/3 and Sat 4/10, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RIALTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR in a free concert. Sun 4/4, 3 PM, St. Edward & Christ Episcopal Church, 206 N. Midland, Joliet. 815-726-7171.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CHOIR, MOTET CHOIR & SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO Randi Von Ellefson conducts a Holy Week concert of liturgical music. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Busoni & others). Fri 4/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano, in a free concert (Debussy, Brahms, Haydn, Schumann, Chopin, Ginastera). Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-2293.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636 or 773-442-5921.

VERMEER QUARTET with narrators Martin Marty, David Neff, Virgil P. Elizondo & others (Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ). Wed 4/7, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

WALLER & MAXWELL GUITAR DUO, CLAIRE AEBERSOLD & RALPH NEIWEEM (Giuliani, Schubert, Beaser, Gershwin, Milhaud). Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

THOMAS WEISFLOG organ, with narrator Kenneth Northcott (Dupre, Le chemin de la croix). Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY KEYBOARD FACULTY in a "Piano Extravaganza" concert. Mon 4/5, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with composer-pianist Marvin Hamlisch, soprano Sylvia McNair, the Wheaton College Women's Chorale, Men's Glee Club & Concert Choir & the West Suburban Choral Union. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

KEVIN WOOD trumpet (Turrin, Antheil, Gallagher, Arutiunian, Gershwin). Wed 4/7, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

Miscellaneous

MICHAEL JACOBS performs contemporary Native American music. Sun 4/4, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and discussion on the theme of keyboard instruments. Sat 4/10, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GUNNAR MADSEN Children's concert. Sun 4/4, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 4/2, Scottish music and dance. Mon 4/5, Two Harbors Jazz Band. Tue 4/6 and Thu 4/8, Salvation Army Brass Ensemble. Wed 4/7, Salvation Army singers and musicians. Fri 4/9, Rondalla de Saltillo Guitar Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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