Bistro Bistro, Live jazz and dance music by LaMont Mitchell & Friends, every Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4021 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-379-0300. No cover. No minimum.

Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington,

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. Party D.C. events every Wednesday. Live dance music from 9:30-12:30 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. During football season, the NFL Sunday Ticket is every Sunday.

Sept. 21: Flashback, acoustic trio.

Sept. 22: Jah Works, reggae/hip-hop cover band.

Sept. 23: Liquid A, modern rock cover band.

Sept. 24: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance.

Sept. 29: Gonzo's Nose, local cover band.

Sept. 30: 2U, U2 tribute ban.ance.

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. Open mic comedy every Wednesday 8-10 p.m.

Comic Relief. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, open mic night will be free, with a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds will go to to help rebuild public schools in New Orleans.

To celebrate Blocktoberfest Sept. 24, Dr. Dremo's will serve from the first full barrel of beer tapped in Virginia since prohibition, starting at noon. There will also be an oompah band, girls in lederhosen and German drinking songs, as well as a menu including grilled wursts and German potato salad.

Extra Virgin, Live jazz and dance music by LaMont Mitchell & Friends, every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. at 4053 S. 28th St, Arlington, 703-998-8474

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.

IOTA Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340. Open mike nights every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., free. Upcoming events include:

Susan Cowsill will perform Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9:00 p.m. There will be an $11 cover charge.

The Sketches with Upwelling and Rob Pieriangel will perform Friday, Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge.

Soldiers of Jah Army with DJ Redemption will perform Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge.

Alana Davis with Suzanne Brindamour will perform Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. There will be a $15 cover charge.

Stephanie Dosen with Cynthia Lin will perform Monday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge.

Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-3600. 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.

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.

Rock Bottom, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1256 inside the Ballston Common Mall, 703-516-7688,

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, 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.

State Theatre, 220 Lee Highway, Falls Church, 703-237-0300. Visit Monday-night football on a 24-foot screen every Monday, beginning Sept. 12.

Upcoming events include:

Edwin McCain performs acoustic, adult alternative music Thursday, Sept. 22. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $18 in advance, $21 day of show.

Blue Öyster Cult, renowned classic rock band, performs Friday, Sept. 23. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $25.

Tea Leaf Green and Calf Mountain Jam give a jam-rock performance Saturday, Sept. 24. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $11.

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Traveling Troy’s

Tuesday Jam with Brotherhood of Groove.

Friday, Sept. 30: Burning Spear, Jamaican-roots reggae.

Saturday, Oct. 1: Taste of Falls Church, with food, music and art. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission. Saturday night: Greg Giraldo plus Erik Myers, stand-up comedy.

Sunday, Oct. 2: Sunday Skins Football: Seattle vs. Washington on a 24-foot screen. Doors open at noon; kick-off at 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 3: Helmet plus Fight of Your Life, alternative metal. No Monday night football.

Tuesday, Oct. 4: Traveling Troy’s Tuesday Jam, with Mandorico.

Thursday, Oct. 6: Women of Rock Tour: Niki Barr, Grace Potter, Laura Burhenn, Kristen Diable.

Friday, Oct. 7: Charlie Sexton, Bob Dylan’s guitarist.

Saturday, Oct. 8: The Soft Parade, Doors tribute band.

Sunday, Oct. 9: Sunday Skins Football: Washington vs. Denver on a 24-foot screen. Doors open at 3 p.m.; kick-off at 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 11: John Scofield, contemporary jazz fusion.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Steve Hackett Trio: Unplugged, progressive rock.

Friday, Oct. 14: The Frames plus Josh Ritter, alternative pop rock.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Donna the Buffalo, jam band/progressive bluegrass.

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Traveling Troy’s Tuesday Jam, with New Monsoon plus Hot Buttered Rum String Band and Laidback.

Friday, Oct. 21: Steve Kimock Band with Rodney Holmes, Reed Mathis, Robert Walter, jam rock.

Saturday, Oct. 22: Yonder Mountain String Band, slamgrass jam band.

Sunday, Oct. 23: Sunday Skins Football: San Francisco vs. Washington. Doors open at noon; kick-off at 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29: Party D.C. — Fright Night Halloween Bash with The Reflex and Flashback, dance bands. Best costume cash prize.

Sunday, Oct. 30: Sunday Skins Football: Washington vs. N.Y. Giants. Doors open at noon; kick-off at 1 p.m.

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.

Upcoming shows include:

Sept. 21: Mingus/Monk tribute, jazz.

Sept. 22: Duenow, rock.

Sept. 23: Junkfood, rock.

Sept. 24: The Reflex, 80s tribute.

Sept. 27: Willem Dicke, acoustic.

Sept. 28: S.M.P.H, jazz.

Sept. 29: Shag, rock.

Sept. 30: Back To Zero, funk.