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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

1-2-3-4 performs at the closing reception for "Imaginary Landscapes: Envisioning New Concepts for Sound." Sat 4/17, 6-10 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353.

APARTMENT Benefit and screening of the film Dominatrix Waitrix. Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Leather Archives and Museum, 6418 N. Greenview. 773-271-1219.

AMY ARMSTRONG & FREDDY ALLEN perform and host the "Chicago Collegiate Pride Idol" talent competition as part of the Gay/Lesbian Pride Fest. Sat 4/17, 6:45 PM, Chicago Illini Union, University of Illinois at Chicago, 828 S. Wolcott. 312-413-9862.

BLACKALICIOUS, DJ SHADOW, GIFT OF GAB, JOYO VELARDE, DJ D SHARP, LATYRX, LATEEF & THE CHIEF, LIFESAVAS, LYRICS BORN See Critic's Choice on Quannum World Tour; 18 & over. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, JOANNA NEWSOM Thu 4/15, 8 PM (sold out), Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. Fri 4/16, 7 and 11 PM (all-ages), Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

BREAKING LACES Free in-store performance. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

OLIVIER BRION Free in-store performance. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SHAWN CHRISTOPHER BAND, KYM FRANKLIN, SWAY CHICAGO Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. www.congresschicago.com.

CONTOURS, SKYLINERS, JACK SCOTT, KATHY YOUNG, SPANIELS, EDSELS, REFLECTIONS, MAGNIFICENTS, ELDORADOS, DADDY G. & THE CHURCH STREET FIVE, STORMY WEATHER Sat 4/17, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ELVIS CRESPO Sat 4/17, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performances. Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DAKOTA/DAKOTA, INTHEWAKEOF, FUNERAL ETIQUETTE, MIDGET PARADE, PISS FLAP, HEWHOCORRUPTS Fri 4/16, 7 PM, Command Center, 1357 W. Augusta. 630-222-3630.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, BEN KWELLER, WILLY MASON Sold out. Thu 4/15, 6:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

HEATHER HORTON Thu 4/15, 6 PM, Crunch, 939 W. North. 312-337-1244.

IRISH TENORS, CHICAGOLAND POPS ORCHESTRA Wed 4/14, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-825-7677 or 312-559-1212.

J3, DARTANJAL, RELIABLE SOUND PRODUCTS perform as part of "Sonic Network Analysis." Sat 4/17, 4 PM, Klein Art Works, 400 N. Morgan. 312-243-0400.

CUI JIAN All-ages. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

KENT JOHNSON Fri 4/9, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

TRISH KEPOROS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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

BEN KWELLER, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, PEDRO THE LION Sold out. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

LOVETAP, IAN WISNIEWSKI Free in-store performance. Sat 4/17, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

LOW END SUMMIT with Spida & the Humboldt Park Crue. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

METALUX, PETER BLASSER, 1-2-3-4, CAN'T perform as part of "Imaginary Landscapes: Envisioning New Concepts for Sound." Tue 4/13, 6-10 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353.

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

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

90 DAY MEN, COCOROSIE All-ages. Mon 4/12, 10 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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.

ALICE PEACOCK Benefit for Tree House Animal Foundation. Tue 4/13, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700.

A PERFECT CIRCLE, MARS VOLTA Fri 4/16, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

PINBACK, ENON, MAKE BELIEVE All-ages. Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

POLKAHOLICS, FREEZE DRIED, AMPOL-AIRES, DOWNTOWN SOUND, MUSIC COMPANY, ONE MORE TYME, BERNIE GORAK'S CLASSIC CHICAGO perform at the "Dyngus Day Polka Blowout." Mon 4/12, 4 PM, Polonia Banquets, 4604 S. Archer. 800-659-6811.

THE RAPTURE, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, STARLITE DESPERATION See Spot Check on Starlite Desperation; all-ages. Sat 4/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, ANNE HARRIS 18 & over. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

RUBBER-O-CEMENT, PANICSVILLE, POD BLOTZ, 10 BRAIN, ARB QUARTET perform as part of Version>04; all-ages. Fri 4/16, 7 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-837-0145.

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

BRITNEY SPEARS, KELIS, SKYE SWEETNAM Tue 4/13, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

VADIM SPRIKUT, NATHANIEL JAMES Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

STREET VAN, ARTHUR YORIA, KEITH CARUANA Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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

SWEET MARY & THE VIBETONES Free concert; tickets required. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

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

SARAH WEAVER plays trombone and conducts "soundpainting" with James Ilgenfritz, Dan Salyers, Steve Tod, and Daniel Godston. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

GARY YERKINS hosts a free jam session. Wed 4/14, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Forty Piece Choir, First Name Basis, Echosend. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Mason Jennings, Jason Collett (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Voo Voo; 10 PM, Gingersol (no cover). 773-478-4408.

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

ANN SATHER 929 W. Belmont: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, DJ Atomly spins at a party for Gapers' Block Web magazine, with readings by local "bloggers and zinesters." 773-348-2378.

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 4/9, Allen Saltzman. Sat 4/10, David Wilner. Fri 4/16, Anna Schlafer. Sat 4/17, Patchouli. 630-778-9090.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/15, BLT. 773-334-4040.

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 4/9, 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. Mon 4/12, 7 PM, Stickfigure, Lorenzo Goetz. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Matt Russell & the Motorcade, Amelia Royko, Three on a Tree. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Nomenclature, Ghost Story. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Ted Ansani Project, Bad Examples, Magnaphonic, Tearaways, Miggs, De Novo Dahl, Middle Eight, Einstein's Sister perform at International Pop Overthrow. Sat 4/17, 1 PM, Pipitone, Last of the Showmen, Spill, Superbig, Golden Apples, Arthur Yoria, Doug Bobenhouse, Scott Laurent Band perform at International Pop Overthrow; 7:30 PM, Ladies and Gentlemen, Cells, Billionaire Boys Club, Readymade Breakup, Copperpot, Feathergun, Hotsocky, Crayons, Van Go perform at International Pop Overthrow. Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Yo-Yo Contingency, John Greenfield's Rock Band perform at the Mish Mash variety show, with film screenings and a performance by Team Do!Boo! 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson plays piano; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 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 4/9, 9:30 PM, Saturn Project, Mertyl. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Dirty Blue, Liam. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Snoozie & the Miltronics. 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.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays and Fri 4/9, DJ Vic. Fri 4/16, Uraniajam. Sat 4/17, Trainwreck. 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 4/9, 9 PM, Clutch (18 & over). Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Frogs, Capitol Years, Exo, Chalet Chalet. Sun 4/11, 5 PM, Bleeding Through, Death by Stereo, Himsa, Burning Down (all-ages). Tue 4/13, 8 PM, Ester Drang, Passenger, Arks, Maxel Toft. Wed 4/14, 8 PM, Pacific UV (see Spot Check), Braves, Magnus. Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Architecture, Gunshy, Alex Maier, First Coat, Gunnison. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Three Blue Teardrops, Suits, Waxon 7 (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Broklyn Beats, Ssion, Far Rad, Small Bathroom Fire, Sharkula with DJ Chuck Sunshine perform as part of Version>04 (18 & over). Sun 4/18, 7 PM, California Guitar Trio; 10 PM, Cutthroats 9, Lubricated Goat, Russian. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/9, Broken Grass. Sat 4/10, Woodbox Gang. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, 10 PM, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 4/16, Motion for Alliance. Sat 4/17 and Sun 4/18, Vince Welnick, Terrapin Flyer. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. 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 4/9, Tim Nolan. Sun 4/11 and Sun 4/18, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 4/16, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sat 4/10, 8:30 PM, Marigold Engine. Tue 4/13, 8 PM, Mr. Brown. Fri 4/16, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. 847-256-8870.

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

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Sat 4/17, 12 Stitches, Netherfabrik, DJ Gill T, Ryan Bedlam perform at the Victito Nocturnis Ball. 773-736-3033.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/9, Jacob Wesley with Band in the Hand. Sundays, Nightwatch. Fri 4/16, All Hat No Cattle. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Powerknobs, Paperbacks, Peelers, 16. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Safes, Fine Lines, North Country. 312-922-6392.

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

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.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Smokin' Gunz. Sat 4/10, noon, John Guarnieri; 10 PM, Brother John. Sun 4/11, noon, Matthew McBride. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Captain Rick Murphy. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 4/15, noon, Kimi Hayes Trio. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Voices. Sat 4/17, noon, Steve Roth; 10 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sun 4/18, noon, Tim Nolan; 8:30 PM, Eric Ortiz. 630-953-7095.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: 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. Wed 4/14, 8:30 PM, 32 Over (all-ages). Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Life After Death (Iron Maiden tribute), Four Horsemen (Metallica tribute). Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Downpour (AC/DC tribute), John Joseph 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.

CODY'S Galena & Stolp, Aurora: Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-801-0370.

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

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

COYOTE UGLY 316 W. Erie: Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Rob Waller Band. 312-642-2400.

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

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/9, Segway, Javier Mendoza, Al Weber, Amy Loftus. Sat 4/10, Callisto, Hubbards. Wed 4/14, Eric & Coax. Thu 4/15, Funky Monks, Diezel. Fri 4/16, Maggie Speaks, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 4/17, Lounge Puppets. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 4/9, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/10, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 4/16, 10:30 PM, X-Side. Sat 4/17, 10:30 PM, 16 Candles. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 4/9 and Fri 4/16, 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 4/10 and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson performs "Keeping Love Alive"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Thu 4/15, 8 PM, John Vincent Mahady. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/11, Mike Miller. Mon 4/12, DJ Greg spins punk. Tue 4/13, Mike Cook. Wed 4/14, James Porter spins country & western. Thu 4/15, DJ Jen B. Sun 4/18, DJ Hefner. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: 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. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Stellastarr* (see Critic's Choice), Killers. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Knife of Simpson, Supagroup, Bobby Stratosphere, Gravitron. Thu 4/15, 10 PM, Figgs, Candy Butchers (see Spot Check), Jake Brennan. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Tossers, Phenoms, Safes, Heeby Jeebies (benefit for ovarian cancer research). Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Yesmen, Pulse, Burn Rome Burn. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/9, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. Sat 4/10, Rubber. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 4/15, Gina Gonzales. Fri 4/16, Jane Doe Band. Sat 4/17, Gravity Down. 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 4/9, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks, Mama Green. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Fabulous Janes, Modern Day Romeos. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 4/14, 9:30 PM, Catfight. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Rubber, Five Nickel High with Dave Uhrich. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Simmering, Heather Horton. Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Perpetual Groove, 56 Hope Road, Mer. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: 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. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Scar, Wizards, Dirty Switch. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Moe Black, Blaked, CSM. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Bump, Digable Cat, Spare Parts. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Free Wheels, Lazarus James, Tom Slater, Jason Weller. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Deuce, Serilian, M-Lab, Flat. Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Weird War (see Spot Check), Tranzistors, Perfect Panther. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Gris Gris, Latest. Sun 4/11, 9 PM, Panicsville, Cock E.S.P., Coughs, Conformists. Mon 4/12, 9:30 PM, Murmur, Stateside, Strapped to a Rocket. Tue 4/13, 9:30 PM, Four Tet (see Critic's Choice), Sunburned Hand of the Man (see Critic's Choice), Kate Simko. Thu 4/15, 10 PM, Lucero, Dead Horse Hill, the Glass. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Fuse, This Moment in Black History. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Atombombpocket-knife, Silent League, Cougars, Zelienople, Jay Rajeck. Sun 4/18, 9:30 PM, Duvall, Colossal, New High Low (benefit for the Furry Friends Foundation). 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Too Shy. Sat 4/10, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. Sat 4/17, Hawnke Funk. 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 4/9, Dub Dis. Sat 4/10, Indika. Sun 4/11 and Thu 4/15, Hydro. Mondays, Strictly Dancehall. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. 773-348-3998.

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

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 4/9, 8 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Scheme. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Catfight. 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). Sat 4/10, 8:30 PM, Triptii, Adam Wyle. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Eric Jackson, Ben Thomas. 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 4/9, 6 PM, All Out War, Undying, Misery Signals. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!, New Constitution, Afflictions, Braille. Sun 4/11, 5 PM, Feable Weiner, Digger, Cruiserweight, Lynyrd's Innards. Tue 4/13, 6 PM, Beautiful Mistake, Anatomy of a Ghost, Emery, A.K.A.s; 10 PM, Form of Rocket. Wed 4/14, 7 PM, An Albatross, Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, Swarm of the Lotus, Ascending/Descending, Hidden Wall of Machine Guns. Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Building Press, Rome for a Day. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, TV on the Radio, Apollo Heights. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Casual Dots, Volante. Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Dream Is Dead. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Phil Angotti & the Parlourphones. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Wanda Jackson, Lustre Kings. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). Wed 4/14, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Anna McClafferty, Tammy Boyd, Tony Gordon, Chris Long. Thu 4/15, 8:30 PM, Willy Porter, Angie Aparo. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Eddie From Ohio, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. 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 4/9, Cutters, Changes. Sat 4/10, Backyard Tire Fire. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Jim & James host an open mike (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band (no cover). Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Tribute Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/9, Male Models, Michael Columbia. Sat 4/10, Heavy Mental, Egnaro, Lucid Ground. Wed 4/14, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 4/16, Michael Plishka hosts the "Songsalive!" showcase, with Stephanie Rogers, Samantha Twigg-Johnson, Jeanne T. Arrigo, and Kristin Cotts. Sat 4/17, Healer, Kentucky Jelly, God Wafer. 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 4/17, 9 PM, Marc Allen, John Vinopal (no cover). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/9, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 4/10, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 4/11 and Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 4/12, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/14 and Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 4/9, 5:30 PM, Mark Przeradowski; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 4/10 and Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 4/11 and Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 4/12, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/13 through Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 4/16, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tue 4/13, 9:15 PM, Treologic, Tom Sharpe, Seven Day Run, Cameron McGill perform after the demo-listening panel and seminar "Elevate to Superstardom" (seminar starts at 5:30 PM). 773-549-9624.

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

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/9, Chicago Rose. 312-642-7440.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 4/11, 7 PM, Strange Brothers perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Jack Straw. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Ernie Hendrickson Band. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Shiftless Rounders. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: 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. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Bobby Bare Jr., Redgrave. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Bonepony. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Earl Grey, Artless, Maelee Whitman. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Katie Sullivan Band. Sun 4/18, 1:30 PM, Rock E. Rollins, Chris Gilmartin, Pulltops, Tyler Joseph & Diginova, Lovetap, Mumbles, Street Van perform at International Pop Overthrow; 7:30 PM, Paper Airplane Pilots, Breaking Laces, Big Buildings, Discover, Hop on Pop, Larry O. Dean, Cost of Recess perform at International Pop Overthrow. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/14, Rachel Ries & Steven Orth perform at "U-Lock Rock." Thu 4/15, Due Now. 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 4/15, Down the Line, Autumn War, For All I Care, Burn Rome Burn. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Starrunner, Stray Root. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Anjuli Dawn Band, Tres Femmes. Tue 4/13, 8 PM, singer/songwriter showcase. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Michael O'Toole hosts the "Francophonie-Chicago" showcase, with music, poetry, and theater. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Eli Mattson (benefit for Illinois Stewardship Alliance). 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Burd Early, Strugglers. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Graham Smith's Manzardo, May or May Not; 11 PM, DJ Chris Jern. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Hushdrops, Clemente. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Scott Ligon. Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Robbie Fulks. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, 3 Too Far, Michael Bloomberg. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Grift, Continuum. Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Commodes, Legendary Slacks, Donovan's Mom. 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: Sun 4/11, 8 PM, Sarah Aroeste. Tue 4/13, 9:30 PM, Infinito, Verbal Kent, Maker, Alltruisms, Foundation, Alvin Lau, DJ Striz, DJ Spontaneous. Wed 4/14, 8:30 PM, Fivestar Boogie presents "The Girlie Show," with dancers and DJs. Thu 4/15, 10 PM, Omar. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Western Grand. 773-772-9970.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/9, 6 PM, Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Finger 11, Strata (all-ages). Sat 4/10 and Sun 4/11, 9 PM, Todd Rundgren & the Liars (4/10 sold out). Mon 4/12, 6:15 PM, Story of the Year, Hazen Street, Adair (all-ages). Thu 4/15, 7:30 PM, Sugar Ray, Lola Ray (all-ages). Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Queensryche, Symphony X (18 & over). Sun 4/18, 6:30 PM, Jurassic 5, Scratchtrack (all-ages); 11:15 PM, Rasputina, Murder by Death (18 & over). 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 4/9, Pearl Street Band. Sat 4/10, Sprague Brothers. Fri 4/16, Josh Holmes Band. Sat 4/17, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 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 4/9, Kimi Hayes Band. Sat 4/10, Shortcuts. Fri 4/16, 4 Cast. Sat 4/17, Voices. 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 4/17, 10 PM, Lovehammers. 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.

KI'S RESTAURANT 705 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band (no cover). 630-469-4757.

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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Fat Boy Clark. 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 4/9, 10 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Midnight Creeps, Swampass, Bungdoons. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Torturing Elvis, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Dang. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Kevin Leeds Band, Craig Stoneman & the Cynics. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Matics, Scissors, Bread & Bottle, Culprits. Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Pete Special. 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 4/9, 10 PM, Om Trio with Jake Cinninger, RAQ. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Tue 4/13, 8:30 PM, Fatty Arbuckle's Spectacular Musical Revue with Robbie Fulks, Matt Spiegel, Amy Warren. Wed 4/14, 10 PM, Sarah Harmer, Hayden. Thu 4/15, 8:30 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, John Eddie. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Willy Porter Band, Angie Aparo. Sat 4/17 and Sun 4/18, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (4/17 with Greyhounds). 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Local H, Cobra Verde, Cisco Pike (sold out); 11:30 PM, Squarepusher, Cassette Boy, DJ Johnny J, Kenny Muhammad the Human Orchestra (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 (see Critic's Choice), Melt-Banana (see Spot Check), the End (all-ages). Mon 4/12, 11 PM, Fozzy, American Motherload (18 & over). Tue 4/13, 6:30 PM, Rufio, Senses Fail, Autopilot Off, Don't Look Down (all-ages); 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah (18 & over). Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Las Victimas del Doctor Cerebro, Enjambre, Zamandoque Tarahum (18 & over). Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Thrills, Ambulance Ltd., Changes (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 5:30 PM, Mustard Plug, Catch-22, Big D & the Kids' Table, Planet Smashers, Vicious de Papa, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages). Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Saraphine, Spindle, Swizzle Tree, Best Days Behind, Denial (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Seven Day Run. 630-446-4001.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 Farnsworth, Aurora: Fri 4/9, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-820-7447.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. Sun 4/11, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano. Sundays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Matt Scharpf & Lou Leone. 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. Wed 4/14, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Sat 4/17, Heathens. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/9, Gavin Coyle Duo. Sat 4/10, B-Cuz. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 4/14, David Calloway. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 4/16, British Export. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. 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 4/9, 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. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Mark Sheehy, Julie Frost, Janet Kim, Steph Turner, Abe Quigley. 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 4/15, 8 PM, Kay Barrett, Ripley Caine 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 4/9, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Melismatics, Milwaukees, Ladies and Gentlemen. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Darkmoor, Renaissance, Bear Claw, Sequoia. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). Fri 4/16, 10 PM, RPG, Decibators, Mojica, Big Meat. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Julian's Ride, Voodoo Organist. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 4/10, 7 PM, Mushroomhead, Dope, Twisted Method, Burning Autumn (all-ages). Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Exodus, Quick Change, Enforsaken, D.O.C. (18 & over). 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 4/9, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/10, Firstreet. Thu 4/15, Deja Vu. Fri 4/16, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 4/17, Brothers in Arms. 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. Fri 4/9, Catfight. Sat 4/10, Local H, Blaked. Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 4/16, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/17, Mr. Blotto. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/10, Night and Day. Sundays, G Town. 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, Heathens. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/9, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 4/10, Bargain Brodus. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 4/14, Sazerac. Thu 4/15, Man From Fiery Hill, Spin Spin Coupling. Fri 4/16, Dugout. Sat 4/17, Creepy D. Sun 4/18, Sunday Night Trio. 773-486-9862.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Wed 4/14, Anne Pringle with Mark Burnell & Buddy Charles. 773-927-7656.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 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. Sat 4/10, Rte. 66. Fri 4/16, Tumbleweed. Sat 4/17, 7 Deez. 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: Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Remedy. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Stark Raving Dad. Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Jason Hubbard. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Bottoms Up. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Rabble Rousers. 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 4/18, 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 4/9, Bonesugar, Triangle Green. Sat 4/10, Winterhawk, Needles. Fri 4/16, Jambuoy, Wrong Boys. Sat 4/17, the Flock. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Jeffrey Lewis (all-ages); 10 PM, M's (see the Meter), 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. Mon 4/12, 8 PM, Jackie Greene, Kent Rose. Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Sleepy Jackson (see Critic's Choice), On the Speakers, Will Johnson (18 & over). Wed 4/14, 8 PM, Addison Groove Project, Family Groove Company (18 & over). Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Marah, Clearly & the Mainstream, Clemente. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Peter Mulvey; 10 PM, Elf Power, Danger Adventure, Zumm Zumm. Sat 4/17, 7 and 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, State Radio, Toothpick, Eric Hutchinson (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 4/15, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Rob Waller Band. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. 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 4/15, Dave Callaway. 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: Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Tyrades, Functional Blackouts, Black Beauties, Drip, Krunchies, Mascots perform at Horizontal Action's Chit-Cago Showcase. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Baseball Furies, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Drapes (see Spot Check), Vee Dee, Audreys, Worst perform at Horizontal Action's Chit-Cago Showcase. Mon 4/12, Defender, Rollo Tomasi, Dabor Spas Beken, Photog, DJ Thomas Wax. Tue 4/13, 10 PM, Tony Baines, KP, Artek. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Eva Destruction, Ethyl Mermen, Devin Davies. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Three Quarters Blue, Feathergun, KB. Fri 4/16, Ang 13, Scandalous, Catherine Lee, Ms. Honey, Dyamond Havana, Diva G., Amina, DJ AM/PM. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Midstates, Consafos, Mixel Pixel, Bicycle Tricycle, That One Guy, Seagreen Incorruptible, DJ Alla. Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Old Crow Medicine Show, Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band. 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. Sat 4/10, Black Muff, 220's, Jeff Marshal Experience. Fri 4/16, Best Kept Secret, Broken Trust, Brother Clyde, Peter Blaste. Sat 4/17, Loknut, Rival, Savitre, Habit of Force, Frayed End, Full of Silence. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Jacky Dustin, Erich Specht, Joel Janis. Sat 4/10, 7 PM, Rose Fries, Abe Quigley, Jeanne T. Arrigo. Sun 4/11, 7 PM, Amy Stiernberg, Gabe Holmes, Christopher Sullivan. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 4/14, 8 PM, Melanie Jane, Stoll Vaughan. Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Phil Angotti. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Kate Schutt, Big Breakfast, Karl Miles. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Stickmen, Steven Jackson, Dave Sills. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, Rhythm Futur. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 4/9, 8 PM, Jen Porter; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 4/12, 10 PM, Down the Line. Wed 4/14, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band. Wednesdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jen Porter & Lorna Boston. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Jen Porter; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Lorna Boston. 312-266-7761.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/9, Black Hand. Sat 4/10, open stage. Fri 4/16, Layman's Terms. Sat 4/17, Lizard Kings. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: All-ages shows at 9 PM. Fri 4/9, Kid Entropy, Delta 9, Submerge 101, Phantom 45, Mark One Torres, Josh Phillips, Alex Zelenka. Sat 4/10, Blackout, Reforma, Escape From Earth, Inept, Orphin. 630-221-0667.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/9, Ark Band. Sat 4/10, Kwame, Baaro. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Fri 4/16, Majestic World. Sat 4/17, Hydro, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/9, Echosend, Suboat, Sarah Potenza, Tirzah (benefit for Estrojam). Sat 4/10, Shamier, Medicine Hat, Bob Rogan. Tue 4/13, Mr. Blotto. Wed 4/14, Time Pieces, Foster Walker Complex. Thu 4/15, Wheelhorse, Rose Hill Drive, Readymade Breakup, Three Speed Holiday. Fri 4/16, Daniel James Band, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 4/17, Starcandy, Pala, 9 Miles Band. Sun 4/18, Envy Corps. 773-929-1300.

YAK-ZIES 3710 N. Clark: Mon 4/12, 6 AM, Waco Brothers, Cathy Richardson Band, Matthew Ryan perform at a live WXRT broadcast; free admission. 773-777-1700.

ZITTI'S 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-571-3600.

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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 Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJ UltraGirl & Miss Sasha spin breaks and techno. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Wednesdays, Joe Black spins rock. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 312-243-1699.

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

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 4/15, Jamie 3:26 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. Wednesdays, DJs spin "one-hit wonders." 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 4/12, Machwhat (live), DJ M50, DJ Kra[n]k, 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. 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. Sun 4/11, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica, Eric Ottens, Jen Hughes. Mon 4/12, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz & DJ Specialguest spin downtempo and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 4/14, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Meaty Ogre, Doc West, Rude One, Norm Rockwell. Thu 4/15, 10 PM-2 AM, Brock & Tobias. Fri 4/16, 10 PM-2 AM, Zac Jones & Gene Compton spin underground house and nu jazz. Sat 4/17, 10 PM-3 AM, Fathom DJ spins house, funk, and jazz. Sun 4/18, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Ethan. 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, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-266-1944.

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

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Dirty MF spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, Carnaval de Soul with Peven Everett, DJ Hugo H, 816. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop and house. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

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

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa nova (no cover). Thursdays, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop & RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Just Joey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

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

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

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 4/9, 10 PM-4 AM, David Knapp. Sat 4/10, 10 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 4/11, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. 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). Second Friday of every month, Trancid & Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please," SubK. 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 4/9, 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. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, PJ Alton, Sean O & friends spin "antique electronic lounge tempo." Thu 4/15, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Noleian spins house, soul, and glitch. Sat 4/17, 10 PM-3 AM, Papa G spins reggae and dancehall. 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.

THE LOFT 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 4/17, 11 PM, LTJ Bukem, MC Conrad, Casper, 1000 Vertical Ft. (18 & over). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

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. Saturdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 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. 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.

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 4/9, I:Cube, Jerome D. Sat 4/10, Colette, James Curd, Malcolm Charles. 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 4/15, Oliver Ho, Mike Dearborn, DJ T-1000. Fri 4/16, Fred Everything, Luis Baro, DJ S. Sat 4/17, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Third Sunday of every month, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/9, Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia, Nic Fanciulli, Flipside. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23. Thu 4/15, John Grammatis, Lego, Flipside, Devin & Michelle, Andrew Vonn. Fri 4/16, Sander Kleinenberg, Chris Walsh, John Grammatis. 312-787-4480.

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

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Julius Buckland, Trackmaster D, Mixin' Margot, Manchild. Sat 4/10, Basis, Nanotech, Addyct, MF, Noleian, Dekko, Ish, 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. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOTU CAFE 2300 5th Ave., River Grove: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 4/17, Andre Solaris. 708-583-1003.

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. 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. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Fri 4/16, Oscar G., Mike Z., DJ Spin, Bam Bam Buddha, Klute, KC, MF & Radiata, Ruckus, Pipeline. Sat 4/17, Paul Van Dyk, Jerry Bonham, Mazi, 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 4/9, Boy George (DJ set). Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 4/16, Paul Johnson. 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

KIM & REGGIE HARRIS Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series (preceded by a workshop on freedom songs at 6 PM). Sat 4/17, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

TIM HARRISON Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KELLY KESSLER &THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Sun 4/11 and Sun 4/18, 1:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Free in-store performance. Sun 4/18, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4718 N. Broadway. 773-334-7338.

TOM RUSSELL, JIM LAUDERDALE Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ERNIE THACKER & ROUTE 23, BILLY BRANCH & LURRIE BELL Fri 4/16, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

SUSAN URBAN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: No cover. Tue 4/13, Chris Walz, Keith Baumann. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 4/11, Andi & I. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam with Ruby Harris & the Grateful Bluegrass Band. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 4/12, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 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. 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 4/9, John Dillon. Sat 4/10, Katie Sullivan Band. Sun 4/11, 4-9 PM, John Dillon performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Fri 4/16, Another Pint. Sat 4/17, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Sun 4/18, 4-9 PM, Gerard Haughey 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 4/9 and Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Billy Knox & Brendan Bulger. Sat 4/10, 9 PM, Fairplay. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: 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.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/16, 6 PM, Lindsey Graham. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Kentucky Hill Toppers. 773-772-9970.

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 4/9, 9 PM, Country Sky Band. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Well Hungarians. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/12, 9:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & Erin Lowery. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Clodagh & Sean Ryan lead a children's Irish session. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/17, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-688-8866.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Old No. 8. Mon 4/12, 8:30 PM, Back Porch Ramblers. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. 773-274-3239.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/16, John Hasbrouck. 847-823-3634.

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 4/9, Chris Vallillo. Fri 4/16, John Daly, Cleek Schrey, Motti Pikelny & friends. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 4/12, 8 PM, Ralph Covert hosts a showcase of musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music. 773-929-1300.

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

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

MIKE GALLAGHER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

B.B. KING, BOBBY BLUE BLAND, KOKO TAYLOR 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.

ERNIE THACKER & ROUTE 23, BILLY BRANCH & LURRIE BELL Fri 4/16, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

CECE WINANS, DE ANDRE PATTERSON Free concert. Fri 4/9, 7 PM, Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church, 2750 W. Columbus. 773-918-0180 or 773-962-9903.

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. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: No cover. Sat 4/17, noon, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 4/9, Lurrie Bell & Carlos Johnson. Sat 4/10, Son Seals. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Lil' Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 4/14, Chainsaw Dupont. Thu 4/15, Mr. G & the Mystery Band. Fri 4/16, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 4/17, Eddy Clearwater. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 4/9, and Sat 4/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/13, Vino Louden Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 4/16, and Sat 4/17, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 4/13, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 4/11, Quintus McCormick. Mon 4/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/13, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 4/14, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/15, Sleepy LaBeef (see Critic's Choice). Fri 4/16, Joanna Connor. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 4/9, 9 PM, Steve & the Blues Crew. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Bobby "Slim" James. Sun 4/11, 8 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 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. Mon 4/12, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 4/13, Doug McDonald. Wed 4/14, Vino Louden. Thu 4/15, Carl Weathersby. Fri 4/16, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Grana Louise. Sat 4/17, 6 PM, Christopher Waltz; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison, Steepwater Band. Sun 4/18, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 4/9, 10 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-279-1199.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-771-2123.

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: Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Jackie Greene (in the SideBar). Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks Band. 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 4/10, 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 4/9, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 4/10, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 4/10, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 4/13, Doug Lee's Blues Family. Thu 4/15, Mike Wheeler hosts an open mike. Sat 4/17, Joanna Connor Band with Pistol Pete & Marty Sammon. 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 4/9 and Sat 4/10, No Mercy Band. Sun 4/11, Matthew Skoller. Mon 4/12, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/13, Joe Moss Band. Wed 4/14, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Thu 4/15, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Fri 4/16, Big G & the Real Deal. Sun 4/18, Maurice John Vaughn. 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. Third Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 4/9 and Sat 4/10, Eddie Shaw. 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. Thu 4/15, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, Son Seals. 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.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/10, Rhythm City. Sat 4/17, Big Sweaty Men. 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 4/9, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 4/10, Robert Allen Jr. Thu 4/15, Basement Band. Fri 4/16, Chris Winter Quartet. Sat 4/17, Mississippi Heat. 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. Wed 4/14, Pete Special. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 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 4/9, 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. Tuesdays, Fri 4/16, and Sat 4/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. 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. Tue 4/13, Dave Specter. Sun 4/18, Quintus McCormick. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 4/10, Bumblebee Bob. Fri 4/16, Pete Special. Sat 4/17, Tenry Johns Band. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Mon 4/12, 9:30 PM, Bottom Feeders (no cover). 773-509-9888.

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.

Jazz

Concerts

JANICE BORLA, DOUG SCHARF, MARK COLBY, JOHN MCLEAN, FRANK CARUSO, LARRY KOHUT, JACK MOUSE perform at North Central College's 4th annual Jazz Faculty Concert. Wed 4/14, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

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.

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

JONATHAN CRAWFORD & STEVEN HESS, FRED LONBERG-HOLM, CIVIL WAR Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-862-2447.

TIM DAISY GROUP, GABRIEL DACTU/RON BROWN/GRANT STROMBECK Thu 4/15, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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.

MIKE FROST PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sat 4/10, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

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

HERBIE HANCOCK WITH dave holland & JACK DEJOHNETTE Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HINDA HOFFMAN TRIO Free concert. Tue 4/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAZZ INVITATIONAL features jazz ensembles from local high schools. Thu 4/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CORKY MCCLERKIN Mon 4/12, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

HELEN MIRRA/ERNST KAREL/FRED LONBERG-HOLM perform at a release party for "Sound Writing," with a screening of Lost Sound. Mon 4/12, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS perform under the direction of Mayo Tiana. Tue 4/13, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

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.

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.

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tue 4/13, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WOODY HERMAN THUNDERING HERD Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

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 4/9, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. 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 4/10, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 4/13, 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 4/16, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Eric Schneider Quartet. 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.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 4/12, Jack Crofoot, Nancy Connelly & Jim Frasier. 773-334-4040.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Fridays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Chapin Trio. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Saura Trio. 773-763-0667.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 4/9, 7:30 PM, and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Dave Gordon. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Brother John Quintet. 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. Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 4/17, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/10, Tatsu Aoki with Ed Wilkerson & Michael Zerang. Fri 4/16, Scantily Clad, Brian Citro's Video Gum Culture. Sat 4/17, Damon Zick & friends. 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 4/9, Sat 4/10, Fri 4/16, and Sat 4/17, 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 4/9 and Fri 4/16, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 4/10 and Sat 4/17, Ed Coward Trio. Mon 4/12, 6 PM, Carlos Hernandez. Tue 4/13, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Wed 4/14, Greg Vasquez Trio. Thu 4/15, 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). Fri 4/16, 8:30 PM, John Wydra Quartet. 630-469-1080.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Third Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 4/14, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. 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 4/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Joni King, Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble. 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 4/12, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 4/10, Jazz Solution. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. Fri 4/16, Kristi Merideth. Sat 4/17, Andy Meacham. 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 4/9, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 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 4/9, 9 PM, and Sat 4/10, 8 PM, Pat Mallinger Quartet with Bill Carrothers. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/11 and Sun 4/18, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 4/12, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 4/14, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. 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: Mon 4/12, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 4/13, 9 PM, Carol Genetti/Adam Sodenberg/Woody Sullender. Fri 4/16, 11 PM, Michael Miller, Matthew Wickham-Burrier. 773-772-9970.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 4/11, Brian Dibblee Group. Sun 4/18, Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio. 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 4/9 through Sun 4/11, Joey DeFrancesco Trio. Tue 4/13 through Sun 4/18, Buster Williams Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 4/9, 10 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Mon 4/12, 9 PM, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp host an open jam. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Carl Leukaufe Quartet. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, John Goldman Trio. Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Second Monday of every month, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-989-5674.

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: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Neal Alger (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.

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 4/9, 9 PM, Paul Jacki Trio. Sat 4/10, 9:30 PM, Done Deal. Tue 4/13, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio. Wed 4/14, 7 PM, John Mose Trio (no cover). Thu 4/15, 9:30 PM, R.J. Chavez. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Paul Abella Quintet. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 4/10, 10 PM, Five After Five. Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Steve Million, Tim Davis. 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 4/11, Tom Hope. Mon 4/12, Bill Peterson. Tue 4/13, Larry Luchowski. Wed 4/14, Dennis Luxion. Thu 4/15, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 4/18, Bradley Williams. 312-787-9596.

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

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. 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 4/13, 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. 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 4/13, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 4/14, Flippo/DeSanto Duo (no cover). 847-266-1313.

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

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sun 4/11, 8 PM, "Harlem in Chicago" features jazz and spoken word. Thu 4/15, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 312-492-6100.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/15, Grey Ghost. 773-276-7036.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. 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 4/9, Sat 4/10, and Fri 4/16, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 4/11, 11 AM, Bill Peterson Trio; 3 PM, Bradley Williams Trio. Sat 4/17, Bill Peterson & Rob Amster. Sun 4/18, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia; 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. 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 4/9, Lisa Pappas & Steve Sandner. Sat 4/10 and Fri 4/16, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Sun 4/11 and Sun 4/18, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 4/13 and Wed 4/14, Bill Peterson. Thu 4/15, Dennis Luxion. Sat 4/17, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 630-598-9777.

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

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

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

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

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. Tue 4/13, 8:30 PM, Steve Sandner. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Margie Stroud Trio; 1:30 AM, Lorna Boston & Margie Stroud host the pro jam. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/9, Damon Short Quintet. Sat 4/10, Jeff Marx/Harrison Bankhead/Tim Davis. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/15, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 4/16, Damian Espinosa Trio. Sat 4/17, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 312-791-9050.

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

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

International

Concerts

ASSAD FAMILY performs "A Brazilian Song Book." Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free concert. Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

SAMUEL DEL REAL ORQUESTA performs following a screening of Valentin at the 20th-anniversary gala for the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Fri 4/16, 6 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 230 S. Columbus. 312-431-1330.

LUIS JAHN Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 4/14, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BAABA MAAL Acoustic concerts. Fri 4/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SHOGHAKEN ENSEMBLE Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

International

Clubs

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

CAFE BA-BA-REEBA 2024 N. Halsted: Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Teresa y Los Preferidos (flamenco dance show accompanied by guitar). 773-935-5000.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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. Fri 4/16, 7 and 10:30 PM, Orchestra Baobab, Ricardo Lemvo. Sat 4/17, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, Azucena Vega's Sol y Duende, Lunares. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 4/13, 9 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

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven). Sun 4/18, 5 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BUGALLO-WILLIAMS DUO in a program of contemporary music (Rands, Corbett, Hoyland, A. Williams). Tue 4/13, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NICOLE CABELL soprano, with pianist William Billingham, cellist Marc Johnson & others in a free concert (Villa-Lobos, Dvorak, Rossini). Thu 4/15, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 4/14, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLISTO ENSEMBLE (Garrop, Ravel, Messiaen). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-566-9318.

CAMERATA SINGERS OF LAKE FOREST (Schubert, Dvorak, Bruckner, Bruch, Brahms, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Donizetti, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Smetana). Sun 4/18, 2:30 and 5 PM, Cuneo Museum & Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills. 847-295-8427.

NAZZARENO CARUSI Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 4/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a pops concert. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628.

STUDENTS FROM THE CHICAGO ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS & CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY perform Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in a free concert. Wed 4/14, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with pianist Earl Wild (Beethoven, Brahms, Franck, Barber). See Critic's Choice. Wed 4/14, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. 312-225-5226 or 312-334-7777.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Mozart, Schubert). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with violinist Vadim Gluzman in a free concert (Vivaldi, Jan Bach). Wed 4/14, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS MUSIC CONSERVATORY WOMEN'S & MEN'S CHORUSES Ann Heider & Cheryl Frazes Hill conduct a free concert (Holst, Brunner, traditional). Thu 4/15, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO FLUTE CLUB FLUTE FAIR features the Merit Honors Flute Ensemble, Lakeside Flutes, Flutes Unlimited, flutist Robert Langevin with pianist Melody Lord, the DePaul University Flute Quintet & others (J.C. Bach, Mozart, Handel, Doppler, Kuhlau, Persichetti, Ezawen, Jansons & others). Sun 4/18, 11 AM-6 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 630-712-5458.

CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS Alan Heatherington conducts Verdi's Requiem. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 877-825-5267.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 4/15, 8 PM, Fri 4/16, 1:30 PM, and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Kent Nagano, conductor (Schubert, Bach/Nodaira, Bruckner). 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 Kent Nagano, conductor, with pianist Amy Dissanyake in a new-music program (Rakowski, Kurtag, Rohde, Ustvol'skaya). Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor (Mozart, Bartok). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 4/12, 8 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 4/10 and Sat 4/17, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph, conductor, with soprano Judy Raddue in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Barber, Rachmaninoff, Brahms). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, with Eighth Blackbird, the Pacifica Quartet & saxophonist Jeremy Ruthrauff (Ligeti, Wilson, Sikora, Crawford Seeger). See Critic's Choice. Tue 4/13, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SINGERS, NORTHERN HARMONY CHORUS (Byrd, Tavener, Handel, Chilcott). Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

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 Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Rich Ridenour & vocalist Kathy Wagner in a pops concert of big band music. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, and Sun 4/18, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS CHOIR Jason Flask, conductor, with brass quartet Sotto Voce (Stevens, Ewazen & others). Sat 4/17, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 256 E. Chicago, Elgin. 847-214-7302.

KRISTIN FIGARD viola, with pianist Tracy Figard. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

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.

RENEE FLEMING soprano. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/16, 12:10 PM, organist Caroline Chin. 312-787-4570.

DENYCE GRAVES mezzo-soprano, with pianist Lee Musiker & others in a benefit for Dominican University student scholarships. Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 708-524-6299.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francesco Milioto, conductor, with cellist Janos Starker & violinist Alexandra Preucil in a free concert (Dohnanyi, Bartok, Saint-Saens, J.C. Bach). Sun 4/18, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

SALLY KIM cello. Mon 4/12, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE & COMMUNITY BAND & STUDENT PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Vaughan Williams & others). Thu 4/15, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

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.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with the Lincoln Hall Junior High School String Orchestra in a free concert (Dvorak, R. Strauss). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-920-9569.

NIAN LIU viola, with pianist Jelena Dirks in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Clarke, Bruch, Enescu). Wed 4/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Mark A. Taylor conducts a free concert (Mendelssohn, Wagner, Stamp, Begley & others). Tue 4/13, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE with guitarist James Baur & cellist Lilianna Wosko (Azarova, Baur, Maxwell Davies, Ligeti, Mejer, Musto, Raynovich). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 312-771-4916.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, with soprano Ellen Hargis (Purcell, Handel, Croft). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez, conductor (Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Mussorgsky, Mascagni, Wagner, Bizet). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-4019.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with woodwind soloist Larry Combs (Bach, Ives, Husa, Beal, Reed). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 773-944-5939.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SYMPHONIC CHOIR Robert A. Harris, conductor, with soprano Cynthia Haymon, baritone Daniel Washington & mezzo-soprano Karen Brunssen in an all-Brahms program. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OAKTON SIX PIANO ENSEMBLE Glenna Sprague, conductor (Dvorak, Schubert, Clementi, Rachmaninoff & others). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, and Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

P.D.Q. BACH Peter Schickele with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Tue 4/13, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/10 and Sat 4/17, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RENOIR TRIO (Saint-Saens, Rands, Andres, Raimi, Debussy). Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

GIORA SCHMIDT violin. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

ROSE SPERAZZA & COLLIN ANDERSON clarinet & bassoon (Yadzinski, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Tansman, Anderson). Wed 4/14, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

MEMBERS OF THE SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST in a chamber concert (Scheidt, Desaye, Bizet, Beethoven, Dvorak, Arensky, Stravinsky). Sun 4/18, 4 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

LES TALENS LYRIQUES with harpsichordist Christophe Rousset & soprano Anna Maria Panzarella (Lambert, Lully, LeClair, Monteclair, A. Scarlatti, Handel). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

MEGAN TIMPE percussion, in a free concert. Fri 4/16, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

PETER WATCHORN harpsichord, in a free concert (Bach, Froberger, Boehm). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

MICHAEL WEIS & YOKO YAMADA-

SELVAGGIO trombone & piano, in a free concert (Pergolesi, Vaughan Williams, Dorsey). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

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 CONCERT CHOIR Guy E. Jansen, conductor, with organist Edward Zimmerman (Faure & others). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

THOMAS WIKMAN organ. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

WOOD LOUNGE QUARTET in a free concert. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

Miscellaneous

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

THADDEUS REX Free children's concert. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0320.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 4/9, Rondalla de Saltillo Guitar Ensemble. Mon 4/12, Sue Nigro & Mark A. Lindeblad. Wed 4/14, Allegro String Ensemble. Thu 4/15, Blues Brothers Revival. Fri 4/16, Wyoming Valley West High School Band and Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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