Fax current information to 703-917-0991, or e-mail to email@example.com.This free community listing is reserved to events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.
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. www.birchmere.com.
* Sept. 24: Doc Watson
* Sept. 25: WAR
* Sept. 26: Nick Lowe with Geraint Watkins
* Sept. 27: The Incredible String Band with The Espers
* Sept. 29: Donovan
Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-469-2244. www.clarendonballroom.com.
* Sept. 24: Puddle of Mudd
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. 22: Jake Phillip and Friends
* Sept. 23: DJ Shaun
* Sept. 24: Liquid A
* Sept. 25: Frontiers; a Tribute to Journey
* Sept. 29: High Maintenance
Cowboy Cafe North, 4792 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-8010.
* Sept. 23: Band of Blue
* Sept. 24: Bob and Jerry
* Sept. 25: Dan Chute
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.
* Sept. 25: Rotoscope with Rockmaster General
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. www.fasteddies.com.
* Sept. 24: N-Dowed
* Sept. 25: Nightwork
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. 22: Hump Nite DJ
* Sept. 25: Travis Morrison, Samuel Kim
* Sept. 26: Shelly Blake, The Wading Girl
* Sept. 27: The Narrator, The End of the World
* Sept. 28: Rumpwerks! DJ
* Sept. 29: Hump Nite DJ
IOTA Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com.
* Sept. 22: Open Mic Night
* Sept. 23: By Divine Right with Sweetiepie Jones
* Sept. 24 and 25: The Tarbox Ramblers with the Five O'Clock Shadows
* Sept. 26: Erich Russeck with Drew Gibson and Brother Sean
* Sept. 27: Wine Night and the Redskins vs. Dallas
* Sept. 28: Rachel Yamagata with Tom McCrae
* Sept. 29: Open Mic Night
Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-3600. www.irelandsfourcourts.com.
* Sept. 21- 25: Rocky Guttman
* Sept. 26: Chad Konchak
* Sept. 28- Oct. 2: Kevin James
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.
* Sept. 26: Soulbender hosts Luna's Band Jam
* Sept. 27: Righteous Sinners
* Sept. 28: Jason Ring
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.
* Sept. 22: Double Down
* Sept. 23- 25: Double Down, Kevin James
* Sept. 26 and 27: Kevin James
* Sept. 28 and 29: Double Down
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.
* Sept. 22- 25: Pat Garvey
* Sept. 26: Patrick O'Flaherty
* Sept. 28 and 29: Don Cobert & Fergus Kennedy
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. All shows 21 & over. Usually $5 cover. www.rhodesidegrill.com.
* Sept. 22: Live acoustic with Michael Mulvany
* Sept. 23: Pallino
* Sept. 24: Copper Sails
* Sept. 25: The Fragments
* Sept. 29: Live acoustic with Herb & Hansen
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.
* Sept. 22: OKTBRWRLD Unplugged!
* Sept. 23: Not So Modern Jazz Band
* Sept. 24: Philip Kershner
* Sept. 25: Bob Dowson & Friends
* Sept. 29: Shawn Slattery
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.
* Sept. 22: John Previti’s tribute to Mingus/Monk
* Sept. 23: Monticello Road
* Sept. 24: Right Foot Red
* Sept. 25: Me 3
* Sept. 26: Comedy: Improv Nation in the Sandbar. 8 p.m.
* Sept. 28: Jen & Scott from Naked Blue.
* Sept. 29: Stephanson, Mitchell, Previti, 7 Hart
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/.
* Sept. 23: Joel Burleson, Rusket Band
* Sept. 24: The Dreamscapes Project with Marlon Spike