The week starts out slow, then builds to a large St. Patty's Day schedule.
Monday, March 11.
Compass at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Rd, Mundelein. 7 PM.
Tuesday, March 12.
Steve Justman at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave, Lansing. 10:30 AM.
"Festival Mixer" on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM or wdcb.org. 7 PM.
Froehliche Geburstag to whomever for which it applies.
Wednesday, March 13.
Leonard Cohen at The Chicago Theater, 175 N. State St, Chicago. 8 PM. $29.50 - $253. How to they come up with a price of exactly $253? $254 would be too much?
Dave Spector's Adventures in Guitar, with Steve Freund, at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 8 PM. $12 - $22.
Trillium at the Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale.7 PM.
Stephanie Rogers, et al, at Bill's Blues Revisited, in the Indigo Lounge of the Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington, Evanston. 5 PM.
Thursday, March 14.
Kristin Cotts at Fitzgerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 8 PM. $5.
Trillium at Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Dr, Geneva. 7 PM.
Friday, March 15.
Elaine Rominelli at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
The Drovers at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Greace, Chicago. 10 PM.
Amy Dixon-Kolar at Just Goods, 201 7th St, Rockford.7 PM.,
Merv Collins at Nirvana Grillerie, 701 N. Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills. 7 PM.
Mark Dvorak, Alex Hoffer, and Pat Nelson at Rivers Edge, 217 Bridge St, Yorkville.8 PM. $12.
Saturday, March 16.
Merv Collins in the big tent outside of Durty Nellie's, 180 Smith St, Palatine. 8 AM (that's right, AM).
then Merv puts on his thick glasses and performs with Guyz with Bad Eyez, same location. 11 AM.
Eric Lambert at Maple Street Chapel, 220 Main St, Lombard. 7:30 PM. $15.
Sunday, March 17.
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at Lake County Folk Club, at In-Law's Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee. 7 PM. $12.
Lee Murdock at the Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Rd, Bartlett. 2 PM.
Compass at Bridie McKenna's, 254 Green Bay Rd, Highwood. 3 PM.
David Hawkins and Buddy Mondlock at the Unity Center, 225 W. Calhoun, Woodstock. 2 PM.
Trillium returns to Claddaugh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Dr, Geneva. 3 PM.
Mustard's Retreat performs a house concert at the Clark's in Oak Park. Call (708)848-2205 for info and reservations. 3 PM.
February Sky at the Lisle Public Library, 777 Fropnt St, Lisle. 2 PM.
Dean Milano at Hackney's, 880 N. Old Rand Rd, Lake Zurich. 4 PM.
The Andina and Rich Comedy Hour, online at reddragontv.tv 7 PM.
On this holiday Sunday, remember: if you drink, don't drive. If you drive, don't drink. If you drink and drive, stay off the streets near me.