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Nightlife

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Basin Street Lounge at 219 Restaurant, 219 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-1141.

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.

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

* Wednesday Live Jazz

8:30-12 p.m with Denise Johnson on Drums

* Thursday

Jazz Jam Session and open mike poetry reading open mic

Joshua Carr

8:30-12 p.m

* Friday

Live Jazz and Entertainment

8:30-12 p.m

* Saturday

Jazz with Sound Mind

7-10:30 p.m., Main Dining Room

For reservations call 703-549-0533

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.

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

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

Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria

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.

Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, 555 S. 23rd St., 703-685-0555. Comedy Show on Monday nights starting at 8 p.m. Karaoke on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday Champagne brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Drag shows on Sunday nights, starting at 9 p.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.

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

Janet's Java, 5735 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, 703-960-2900.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Pica Deli Gourmet & Wines, 471 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-524-5656.

* Thursdays: Live music, 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-243-0145. Open mike night every Thursday. Shows start 9:30. All shows 21 & over. Usually $5 cover.

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

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

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

* Tuesdays, Practically Einstein.

* Wednesdays, Laurence McKenna of Shag.

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.

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. Open mike nights Monday-Thursday. Bluegrass band every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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

*Saturday, Aug. 7: The Rick Whitehead Trio., from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5 cover charge.

Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant, 501 North Randolph St., Arlington, 703-522-1005.

Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-276-9693. $4 or $5 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Performances from 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. unless otherwise specified.

Zig’s, 4531 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-2777. Bands until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment nightly, Jazz/Blues every Tuesday with Julianne Wae, 8 p.m. Full menu until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

* July 29: Harvest, Joel Burleson

* July 30: Jennifer on Sunday, Michael Pearsal

* July 31: Comedy Zone, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Steven J. Moore performing.

* Aug 1: Here Today Music, 8 p.m.

* Aug. 2: Steve Collins Band

* Aug 5: Free Rein, 10 p.m.

* Aug. 6: ShaRock, 10 p.m.

* Aug. 7: Comedy Zone, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Magicman performing.