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.
Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-469-2244. www.clarendonballroom.com.
Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg offer swing dancing every Tuesday from 9-11 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 703-359-9882.
Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, 703-524-7455. www.cgrill.com. 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. Mondays are Salsa night, with free dance lessons and salsa music. Tuesdays are Poker Night, with free Texas Hold-'Em tourneys.
Cowboy Cafe North, 4792 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-8010.
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 mike comedy, every Wednesday 8-10 p.m.
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. Sunday champagne brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Drag shows on Sunday nights starting at 9.
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.
IOTA Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. Open mike nights every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., free. Upcoming events include:
Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-3600. www.irelandsfourcourts.com. Live music Tuesday through Saturday, 9 p.m.
Joseph’s Restaurant, 2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-524-2722.
Matsutake Steak & Sushi, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-351-8787. Live jazz and dance music Fridays, 8-11 p.m. by LaMont Mitchell & Friends. No cover. No minimum.
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 mike night every Thursday. Shows start 9:30 p.m. All shows 21 and over. Usually $5 cover. www.rhodesidegrill.com.
Rock Bottom, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1256 inside the Ballston Common Mall, 703-516-7688, www.rockbottom.com.
Upcoming events include:
Sala Thai, 2900 N. 10th St., Arlington, 703-465-2900. Live bands Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m.
Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington, 703-415-4420. Live jazz and dance music Saturdays, 8-11 p.m. by LaMont Mitchell & Friends. No cover. No minimum.
SoBe Seafood Co., 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 703-528-0033, www.sobeseafood.com. Outdoor bar, food and drink specials, a DJ and open-air dancing every Saturday night. DJ starts at 10 p.m. No cover charge. Flip-flops welcome. Live music Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Upcoming events include:
Aug. 11: Willem Dicke of Flashback.
Aug. 18: Norman Voss.
Aug. 25: Shane McLaughlin of Band of Blue.
State Theater, 220 Lee Highway, Falls Church, 703-237-0300. Visit www.thestatetheater.com.
Upcoming events include:
Garaj Mahal, jam band performs with Fareed Haque Friday, Aug. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $12.
The John Hammond Trio gives a blues performance Sunday, Aug. 14. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15.
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Alpha Blondy; reggae.
Saturday, Aug. 20: The Radiators; New Orleans rock 'n' roll/funk.
Friday, August 26: David Allan Coe; alternative country/rock-a-billy/eclectic.
Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant, hosts occasional opera nights, 501 N. 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.
Upcoming shows include:
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Band of Blue, acoustic.
Thursday, Aug. 11: Practically Einstein, rock.
Friday, Aug. 12: Monticello Road, rock.
Saturday, Aug. 13: Seed Is<sum>, urban hip-hop/soul.
Tuesday, Aug. 16: Ajit Verghese, acoustic.
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Mingus/Monk Tribute, jazz.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Brother Shamus, rock.
Friday, Aug. 19: Soldiers of Jah Army, reggae.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Warehouse, rock.
Tuesday, Aug. 23: William Walter, acoustic.
Wednesday, Aug. 24: S.M.P.H., jazz.
Thursday, Aug. 25: Creekside, classic rock.
Friday, Aug. 26: Ballyhoo, rock.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Back To Zero, funk.
Tuesday, Aug. 30: Hi-Strung, acoustic.
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Bobby Thompson, acoustic.