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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. www.birchmere.com
* Sept. 15: Alton with Flook
* Sept. 16: Seven Nations
* Sept. 17: Sam Bush Band
* Sept. 18: Shooner Fare
* Sept. 19: The Commitments
* Sept. 20: The Commitments
* Sept. 21: Julia Fordham
Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-469-2244. www.clarendonballroom.com.
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.
* Sept. 15: High Maintenance
* Sept. 16: Pat Premier
* Sept. 17: Chorduroy
* Sept. 18: DJ 2 Nutz
* Sept. 22: Jake Phillips & Friends
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.
* Sept. 18: Paul Bonsiero
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.
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.
* Sept. 15: Hump Nite DJ
* Sept. 18: Zero Bridge, Benjamin Cartel
* Sept. 19: Portions Toll, featuring John Masters, Stars on String
* Sept. 20: Shellshag, The Branches
* Sept. 21: Rumpwerks DJ
* Sept. 22: Hump Nite DJ
IOTA Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com.
* Sept. 15: Open Mic Night
* Sept. 16: Joseph Arthur
* Sept. 17: John Dee Graham, the Silos
* Sept. 18: The Ocean Blue with Riverside
* Sept. 22: Open Mic Night
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. No cover charge. www.lunaparkgrille.com.
* Sept. 17: Caraway
Mango Mike’s, 4111 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-1166. Swing to the sounds of the Caribbean at the café with an island twist.
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.
Murphy’s Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria, 703-548-1717. Old World Irish Pub offers Irish-style entertainment nightly.
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. Live music Thursdays, 5:30-9 p.m.
Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-243-0145. Open mic night every Thursday. Shows start 9:30. All shows 21 & over. Usually $5 cover.
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.
* Sept. 15: Open Mic with Verlette Simon
* Sept. 16: Not So Modern Jazz Band
* Sept. 17: Mike Elosh
* Sept. 18: Braided Cord
* Sept. 22: OKTBRWRLD Unplugged!
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.
* Sept. 15: Frog Liquor
* Sept. 16: Soldiers of Jah Army
* Sept. 17: The Worry Stones
* Sept. 18: Jerx
* Sept. 21: Blake's Brother Jeff
* Sept. 22: John Previti’s tribute to Mingus/ Monk
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.
* Sept. 15: Chris Anderson
* Sept, 16: DNA, Damion Wolfe
* Sept. 17: EFT, Steve McWilliams
* Sept. 18: Comedy Zone 8 and 1030
* Sept. 19: Cedar Hawk