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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.

*Nov. 3: Kevin Salem to open for Bob Mould.

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 Street. Alexandria. 703-836-4442. Acoustic music Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Clarendon Grill, Arlington. 703-524-7455. Party DC Events Every Wednesday Live dance music from 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., plus micro brews, specials, outdoor patio and more. No cover charge.

*Oct. 31: The Lloyd Dobler Effect

*Nov. 1: The Reagan Years: 80's Tribute Band

*Nov. 2: Fine Swiss Cheese

Evening Star Café, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria 703-549-5051. Live music every Thursday, and Wine & 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 South 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.www.galaxyhut.com.

*Oct. 31: Special Halloween Show featuring ASSWAX

*Nov. 2: We Ragazzi, Mo Matching Drapes

*Nov. 3: Snow Globe (memphis), TBA

*Nov. 4: Christmas Decorations, EBSK, Octopus Project

*Nov. 6: Hump Nite DJ

*Nov. 9: Antelope, The Others

*Nov. 10: Her Flyaway Manner, David Singer & the Sweet Science

*Nov. 11: Volcano, I'm Still Excited, Hard Raisin (bluegrass)

*Nov. 12: Karaoke

Geno’s Restaurant, 1300 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-1796. Piano music by Fred Krafft every Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m.

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.

*Nov. 1: Cast Iron Filter, 9:30 p.m., $10.00

*Nov. 3: Susan Gibson (ex-Groobees), 8:30 p.m., $10.00

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

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

*Nov. 7: Tim and the Tbones

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.

*Nov. 6: Iva Jean Ambush (full scope jazz), 7 - 10:30 p.m.

*Nov. 7: Satin Doll, 30's and 40's swimg jazz

*Nov. 8-9: Sharon Clark Trio, Fabulous Scot (big time jazz), 7:30 - 11: 30 p.m.

*Nov. 11: Jim Olsen (jazz piano), 6:30 - 9:30

*Nov. 12: Vincent Franco (romance piano), 6:30 - 9:30

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.

*Oct. 31: Luna's Band Jam

*Nov. 1: Eric King & the Thin Line

*Nov. 2: Laughing Man

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.

*Nov. 1: Razin Kane

*Nov. 2: Razin Kane

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

*Nov. 1-2: Brendan’s Voyage

*Nov. 3: Mary Smith

*Nov. 4: Jim and Holly Lawrence

*Nov. 5-9: Brendan’s Voyage

*Nov. 11: Patrick O'Flaherty

*Nov. 12-13: Brendan's Voyage

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 p.m. - 11 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.

*Oct. 30: Jeff Stapleton (folk)

*Oct. 31: Psycic readings with Karen Kline, 7-10 p.m.

*Nov. 1: Janna Audey (folk)

*Nov. 5: Poetry reading, 7-9 p.m.

*Nov. 6: Rose (classical piano)

*Nov. 7: Not So Modern Jazz Band, 8 - 10 p.m.

*Nov. 8: Don Keyser and His Country Rhythm Boys (bluegrass)

*Nov. 10: Daniel Jacobs (folk), 3 - 5 p.m.

*Nov. 13: Eric Maning (folk), 8 - 10 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.

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.

*Nov. 8: Bad Dog

*Nov. 9: Orange Lime Special

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

*Nov. 6: Hillbilly Jazz - Jazz

*Nov. 7: Georgia Avenue - Rock

*Nov. 8: 3/4 Squeegie - Rock

*Nov. 9: *Jamfest - fundraiser benefiting the Parents Project & Jammin' for a Cause. (MS) Music starting at 9 p.m. featuring Jame Adams, MaryAnn Redmond, Mary Shaver, SouthernXcess and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (of The Doobie Brothers /Steely Dan)

*Nov. 10: Acoustic Open Mic With Kenny Haddaway, 7-11 P.M.

*Nov. 12: Lou Prang And Kathy Martin - Acoustic Rock, Blues

*Nov. 13: Stephanson, Mitchel, Previti, & Hart - Jazz

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.