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Bistro Bistro, 4021 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-379-0300. Live jazz and dance music by LaMont Mitchell & Friends, every Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. No minimum.
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. Visit www.birchmere.com.
* Oct. 20: Joe Ely with Jessi Alexander. Cost: $20
* Oct. 21: Shawn Colvin with Lori McKenna. Cost: $45.
* Oct. 22: Shawn Colvin with Lori McKenna. Cost: $45.
* Oct. 23: Suzanne Westenhoefer. Cost: $27.50
* Oct. 25: Richard Thompson: 1,000 Years of Popular Music.
* Oct. 26: Richard Thompson: 1,000 Years of Popular Music
* Oct. 27: Patty Loveless. Cost: $39.50
* Oct. 28: Joan Baez with Thea Gilmore. Cost: $39.50
Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-469-2244. www.clarendonballroom.com.
* Oct. 21: Love Seed Mama Jump
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. www.cgrill.com.
* Oct. 20: Jake & Joe
* Oct. 21: The Reflex
* Oct. 22: Slipdisk
* Oct. 23: DJ Shock !
* Oct. 25: Salsa Night, free dance lessons and Salsa music
* Oct. 27: High Maintenance
Cowboy Cafe North, 4792 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-8010.
Cowboy Cafe South, 2421 Columbia Pike, Arlington, 703-486-7455.
Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 703-528-4660. Sunday-Wednesday, 5 p.m.-midnight. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. www.drdremo.com. Open mic comedy, every Wednesday 8-10 p.m.
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 tasting in the Daily Planet Wine Shop, Friday, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
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.
* Oct. 20: Hump Nite DJ
* Oct. 23: Rambling Shadows, King Radio
* Oct. 24: Brian Rise and the Ornery Bros., Boxstep
* Oct. 25: Pallino, Roh Delikat
* Oct. 26: Rumwerks DJ
IOTA Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. Open mic nights every Wednesday at 9:30; free.
* Oct. 20: Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m.
* Oct. 21: Sam Phillips with The Section, 9 p.m., $18
* Oct. 22: Drew Emmitt, of Leftover Salmon, 9:30 p.m., $15
* Oct. 23: Toby Lightman with Loque, 3 p.m., $12
* Oct. 23: Vic Chesnutt, 9:30 p.m., $15
* Oct. 24: Farmer Jason — Children's Show. 3 p.m. $6 children, $10 adults
* Oct. 24: Jason Ringenberg Band with John Brannen. 8:30 p.m., $12
* Oct. 25: Augie March, 8:30 p.m., $10
* Oct. 26: Sondre Lerche with The Golden Republic, 8:30 p.m., $12
Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-3600. www.irelandsfourcourts.com. Live music Tuesday through Saturday, 9 p.m.
Janet's Java, 5735 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, 703-960-2900. www.janetsjava.com.
Joseph’s Restaurant, 2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-524-2722.
King Street Blues, 112 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, 703-836-8800.
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. No cover charge. www.lunaparkgrille.com.
Mango Mike’s, 4111 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-1166. Swing to the sounds of the Caribbean at the café with an island twist. www.mangomikes.com.
Matsutake Steak & Sushi, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-351-8787. Live jazz and dance music Fridays 8-11 p.m. by La Mont Mitchell & Friends. No cover. No minimum.
Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, 703-838-8000. Piano bar is featured Thursday-Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to closing. www.morrisonhouse.com.
Murphy’s Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria, 703-548-1717. Old World Irish Pub offers Irish-style entertainment nightly. www.murphyspub.com.
Pat Troy’s, 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-549-4535. Pat Troy’s Irish restaurant and pub offers a nightly entertainment schedule. www.pattroysirishpub.com.
Pica Deli Gourmet & Wines, 471 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-524-5656. Live music Thursdays, 5:30-9 p.m. www.picadeligourmet.com.
Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-243-0145. Open mic night every Thursday. Shows start 9:30 p.m. All shows 21 and over. Usually $5 cover. www.rhodesidegrill.com.
Santa Fe East, 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-548-6900. Pianist Joe Forry plays 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. 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
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. www.stelmoscoffeepub.com.
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 mic 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.
Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant, hosts occasional opera nights, 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. www.whitlows.com.
* Oct. 20: John Previti’s tribute to Mingus/Monk
* Oct. 21: Evick
* Oct. 22: Soldiers Of Jah Army
* Oct. 23: Dog Nation
* Oct. 26: Taylor Carson
* Oct. 27: Stephanson, Mitchell, Previti & Hart- jazz
Zig’s, 4531 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-2777. Bands until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment nightly, open mic Tuesdays, full menu until 2 a.m., seven days a week. www.homestead.com/zigsbar/.
* Oct. 27: Kevin Klien, Daddy
* Oct. 28: Fooling April, Idle Ride