Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. All shows in the Music Hall start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or phone charge at 703-573-7328.

*Dec. 4: A Judy Collins Christmas with The Georgetown Chorale, $49.50

*Dec. 5: Roy Clark Christmas Show, $39.50

*Dec. 6: Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Susan Werner & The Kennedys, $19.50

*Dec. 7: An Evening with Leftover Salmon In the Band Stand, $17.50

*Dec. 8: Taj Mahal (Trio), $35.00

*Dec. 9: Taj Mahal (Trio) with E.G. Kight, $35.00

*Dec. 10: Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady: An evening with the original acoustic Hot Tuna. With Ramsay Midwood, $26.50

*Dec. 17: The Bacon Brothers (Show rescheduled from Oct. 29. All Oct. 29 tickets honored. Tickets for the new date on sale now), $27.50

*Dec. 19: Iris Dement, David Massengill, $25.

Bistro Europa, 715 King St., Alexandria, 703-549-0533. Live entertainment Tuesday-Saturday. Jazz on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Suzy Francis on the piano Friday and Saturday evenings. Karaoke Saturday night at 9.

Calvert Grille, 3110 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-836-8425. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30 p.m.

Chadwick's, 203 S. Strand St., Alexandria. 703-836-4442. Acoustic music Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, 703-524-7455. Party D.C. Events every Wednesday. Live dance music from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., plus micro brews, specials and more. No cover charge.

*Dec. 11: No Soap Radio (featured in “The Sopranos”)

Cowboy Cafe North, 4792 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-8010.

Cowboy Cafe South, 2421 Columbia Pike, Arlington, 703-486-7455.

Evening Star Café, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-549-5051. Live music every Thursday, and Wine and Jazz every Wednesday in the No. 9 Upstairs Lounge. Free wine tastings in the Daily Planet Wine Shop, Friday, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

Fast Eddie’s, 6220 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, 703-660-6966. Features 27 pool tables and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday.

Fish Market, 105 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-5677. Piano player Daryl Ott appears Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Foxhole, 555 S. 23rd St., Arlington, 703-685-0555. Karaoke Tuesday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-8646. Live music Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. No cover charge. Shows begin at 9:45 p.m.,

*Dec. 7: Metropolitan, The Rosebuds (from North Carolina)

*Dec. 8: The Cassettes, Meredith Bragg

*Dec. 14: Villa Rosie, Darby Jones (from New York)

*Dec. 15: Shelley Winters Project (from Boston),The Flashing Astonishers (from Syracuse, N.Y.)

*Dec. 16: Victim of the Modern Age (from Louisiana), Collapse (from Athens, Ohio)

Hilton, Old Town Alexandria. 1767 King St., 703-837-0440. Pianist and vocalist Rick Normoyle performs Tuesday-Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340.

Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-3600.

*Dec. 4-7: Brendan’s Voyage

*Dec. 10: Sandford Markley

Joseph’s Restaurant, 2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-524-2722.

King Street Blues, 112 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, 703-836-8800.

Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, 703-560-5288

Laporta’s, 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-683-6313. Laporta’s Restaurant offers live jazz every night Monday through Saturday with free parking and no cover or minimum.

*Dec. 4: Iva Jean Ambush, (full scope jazz,) 7-10 p.m.

*Dec. 5: Satin Doll, (30s and 40s swing jazz)

*Dec. 6-7: Sharon Clark Trio, Fabulous Scat (big time jazz), 7:30-11:30 p.m.

*Dec. 9: Jim Olsen, (jazz piano), 6:30-9:30 p.m.

*Dec. 10: Vincent Franco (romance piano), 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Las Tapas Restaurant, 710 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-4000. Authentic flamenco performances are accompanied by live Spanish guitar music on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 and 9 p.m.

Laughing Lizard Lounge, 1324 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-7885. Disco Thursday through Saturday.

Luna Park Grille, 5866 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, 703-237-5862. Live bands Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

*Dec. 5: Jonny B.

*Dec. 6: Land of Malls

*Dec. 7: The Creampuffs

Mango Mike’s, 4111 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-1166. Swing to the sounds of the Caribbean at the café with an island twist.

Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, 703-838-8000. Piano bar is featured Thursday-Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to closing.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria, 703-548-1717. Old World Irish Pub offers Irish-style entertainment nightly.

Nick’s Restaurant, 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, 703-751-8900. Full-service restaurant and bar serving food and beverages.

*Tuesdays and Thursdays: The Southern Winds Band

Pat Troy’s, 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-549-4535. Pat Troy’s Irish restaurant and pub offers a nightly entertainment schedule.

*Dec. 4-7: Brook Yoder

*Dec. 8: Mary Smith

*Dec. 9: Jim and Holly Lawrence

*Dec. 10: Pat Garvey

Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-243-0145. Open mike night every Thursday.

Rock It Grill, 1319 King St., Alexandria, 703-739-2274. Join them for karaoke seven days a week from 9:30 p.m.- closing.

Santa Fe East, 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-548-6900. Pianist Joe Forry will be playing every Friday and Saturday evening from 9 p.m.-closing.

Sala Thai, 2900 N. 10th St., Arlington, 703-465-2900. Live bands Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m.

Shark Club Alexandria, 8794 Sacramento Drive, Alexandria. 703-360-8283. Open seven days a week until 2 a.m. Karaoke Wednesday and Sunday. Live bands Friday and Saturday. Acoustic guitar player every Thursday. Five hours of pool for $5 every Sunday.

Southside 815, 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria, 703-836-6222.

* Tuesdays, Practically Einstein

* Wednesdays, Laurence McKenna of Shag

Taverna Cretekou, 818 King St., Alexandria, 703-548-8688.

* Wednesdays, singer Maria Isolina and her band, Sol y Rumba, 8 p.m.

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-739-9268. Performances are from 8-10 p.m., unless otherwise specified; Sunday performances are from 3-5 p.m.

*Dec. 4: Jeff Stapleton (folk)

*Dec. 5: Not So Modern Jazz Band

*Dec. 6: Morrigan (acoustic folk rock)

*Dec. 7: Too Blue (blues)

Tiffany Tavern, 1116 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-8844. Live music Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Open-mike nights Monday-Thursday.

*Dec. 6: New Mode Grass

*Dec. 7: Sayter Hill

Two Nineteen, 219 King St., Alexandria, 703-549-1141. Jazz musician John Cocuzzi plays Tuesday through Saturday.

Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-276-9693.

*Tuesdays, Acoustic music

*Wednesdays, Jazz

*Thursdays - Saturdays, live bands

*Dec. 4: Hillbilly Jazz (jazz)

*Dec. 5: Tommy Lepson and The Lazy Boys (blues)

*Dec. 6: Domestic Violins (rock)

*Dec. 7: Catfish Hodge (blues)

*Dec. 8: Acoustic Open Mic w/ Kenny Haddaway in the Sandbar, 7-11 p.m.

*Dec. 10: Jon Kaplan Acoustic

Zig’s, 4531 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-2777. Bands until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment nightly, open mike Tuesdays, full menu until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

*Dec. 4: Black Eyed Susan

*Dec. 5: Chaotika, Battle of the DJs

*Dec. 6: Otis Finch, Andrew Winn

*Dec. 7: Penny Dreadful, Comedy Zone

*Dec. 10: Open Mic with Jon Kaplan

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