To have an item listed in the calendar, mail to Calendar Editor, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail to Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. If you have any questions, call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449.

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. For more information, visit

* 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

Bistro Europa, 715 King St., Alexandria, 703-549-0533. Live entertainment Tuesday-Saturday. Karaoke Saturday night at 9 p.m.

* Wednesday, live jazz, 8:30 p.m.-midnight with Denise Johnson on drums.

* Thursday, jazz jam session and open mic poetry reading Joshua Carr, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

* Friday, live jazz and entertainment, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

* Saturday, jazz with Sound Mind, 7-10:30 p.m., main dining room.

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

Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount 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.

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

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

* Sept. 16: Shirkaday Trio

* Sept. 17: Robert Lighthouse

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.

* Thursdays: Satin Doll, '30s and '40s swing jazz, 7:30-10 p.m.

* Fridays/Saturdays: Sharon Clark Trio, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

* Sundays: Martini Red, 6-9 p.m.

* Mondays: David Brathwaite, piano, 6-9:30 p.m.

* Tuesdays: Jim Olsen, jazz piano, 6-9:30 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.

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.

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

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.

* Sept. 25: Saxophonist and vocalist Dave Wright. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cover charge $5.

The Village Wharf, 7966 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. 703-765-0661.

* Sept. 17: Lighthorse

* Sept. 18: Black Cat Band

Zig’s, 4531 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-2777. Bands until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment nightly. Comedy at 8 and 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. 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