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The Hickories will open for Frog Holler at Iota Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington on Aug. 11 at 9:30 p.m. They are a folk/rock rhythms band with polished female harmonies. Call 703-522-8340 or visit www.thehickories.com.

Hi-Ball presents a DJ Spin-Off Bash at the Clarendon Ballroom, 185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. Cost is $5 early and $10 later. For ages 21 and up.

Kentucky born and bred songwriter, the intense Chris Knight returns to the DC area for one special solo show on Sunday, Aug. 13 at Arlington's Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd. For more info on the 9:30 p.m. show, the public can call 703-522-8340.

The Boston based band Bravestate will be performing at Clarendon Grille on as part of a fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Team in Training on the night of Wednesday, Aug. 23. Sam Aydlette, a local boy attending Berklee School of Music in Boston is the drummer for this band. Sam attended George Mason High School and later graduated from Robinson HS in 2005. To hear their music go to myspace.com/bravestate.

Tandoori Nights, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, will offer special mixology classes at the bar three Monday nights in September from 6-7 p.m. Priced at $20 per person, classes include instructions on how to make a few of their signature cocktails, including the popular Basil Ginger Grand Martini, as well as a few classics which will be paired with authentic Indian appetizers. Seating is limited to the first 10-15 people, so reservations are required. To reserve, call 703-248-8333. The nights are Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25.

Marwood will perform at the Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington. on Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. Call 703-524-7455. With the new release, “One Mile Down The Road,” Marwood pop-harmony-meets-alt-country-rock is more experimental and musically diverse than previous efforts.

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.

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 mic comedy every Wednesday 8-10 p.m.

Extra Virgin has acoustic solo or duos music Wednesday through Saturday nights starting around 9 p.m. at 4053 S. 28th St., Arlington, 703-998-8474. has acoustic solo or duos music Wednesday through Saturday nights starting around 9 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.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Aug. 12: The Antiques

Sunday, Aug. 13: Jakuta and Carl

Saturday, Aug. 19: The Skydivers

Sunday, Aug. 20: Mad Happy

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.

Pica Deli Gourmet & Wines, 471 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-524-5656. Live music Thursdays, 5:30-9 p.m. Go to 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.

Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant, hosts occasional opera nights, 501 N. Randolph St., Arlington, 703-522-1005.

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.

Clarendon Grill

Pub Trivia. Come to Gaffneys in Ballston on Monday nights for Headgames, an irreverent pub trivia contest. Compete to win $30, $20, and $10 gift certificates based on knowledge of things tawdry and tasteful, academic and trashy. From 7-8:30 p.m. No admission charge. Gaffneys is located at 4301 Fairfax Drive.

Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, 703-524-7455. www.cgrill.com. Party D.C. events every Wednesday. Live dance music from 9:30-12:30 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.

Upcoming events:

Aug. 10: Everyone But Pete (Rock Originals & Favorites)

Aug. 11: Mofaux (Modern Rock Cover Band)

Aug. 12: DJ 2 Nutz (Hip Hop / Dance Music)

Aug. 17: DJ Pat Premier (Hip Hop / Techno Music)

Aug. 18: Hyjinx (Rock Favorites Cover Band)

Aug. 19: DJ Shock (Hip Hop / Techno Music)

Aug. 24: Gonzo's Nose (Rock Favorites Cover Band)

Aug. 25: The Reflex (80's Music Cover Band)

Aug. 26: DJ Dance Party (Hip Hop / Dance Music)

Aug. 31: One Stop (Rock Originals & Covers)

The State Theater has live shows every week. For more details about Public Events and Private Rentals visit www.thestatetheatre.com. The Box Office is open from Noon - 5 p.m. on Weekdays and Noon - 11 p.m. on Showdays. Call 703-237-0300. Tickets are available in person at The State’s Box Office, Ticket Master Outlets on-line through the web site.

Table reservations are available through the Box Office; otherwise seating is first-come, first-seated. The State Theatre is located at 220 North Washington Street (also called Lee Highway and Rt. 29), Falls Church.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Aug. 9: The Church plus Rob Dickinson from The Catherine Wheel (Alternative Pop Rock)

Friday, Aug. 11: Pinetop Perkins with fellow Muddy Waters bandmate Bob Margolin and special friends Mookie Brill and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (True Blues Legend/ Electric Blues)

Saturday, Aug. 12 (Early Show): Paul Green’s School of Rock Allstars (Rock)

Saturday, Aug. 12 (Late Show): Herring, Rogers & Sipe with Mark Van Allen and Neal Fountain (Rock/ Jam)

Wednesday, Aug. 16: Thin Lizzy (Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal)

Friday, Aug. 18: Octavia (Latin Rock/ Pop-Rock)

Saturday, Aug. 19: Patton Oswalt (Stand-up Comedy)

Friday, Aug. 25: The Legwarmers (D.C.’s biggest, ‘80s Rock-n-Roll, retro dance party)

Saturday, Aug. 26: The Legwarmers (D.C.’s biggest, ‘80s Rock-n-Roll, retro dance party)