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, 703-469-2244.

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. Upcoming events include:

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Flashback, acoustic trio.

Thursday, Feb. 9: Burnt Sienna, modern rock cover band.

Friday, Feb. 10: Chorduroy, modern rock cover band.

Saturday, Feb. 11: DJ 2 Nutz, hip hop/dance.

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Tony Alany, acoustic.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Kristen and The Noise, modern rock cover band.

Friday, Feb. 17: Hyjinx, rock cover band.

Saturday, Feb. 18: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, modern rock cover band.

Sunday, Feb. 19: Presidents' Day Jam with DJ Tricky Dick.

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Flashback, acoustic trio.

Thursday, Feb. 23: DJ Pat Premier, hip hop/club music.

Friday, Feb. 24: Gonzo's Nose, rock favorites cover band.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Frontiers, Journey tribute band.

Sunday, Feb. 28: Fat Tuesday celebration with Naked Grace.

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.

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:

The Asylum Street Spankers perform a mostly acoustic mix of country blues, jump jazz, ragtime, vaudeville and hip hop Thursday, Feb. 16.

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,

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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.

Upcoming events include:

Jefferson Family Galactic Reunion, featuring Jefferson Starship members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Prairie Prince, Slick Aguilar, Diana Mangano and Chris Smith, with special guests Quicksilver Messenger Service co-founder David Freiberg and original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, plus Tim Gorman and Darby Gould. Also with special guest Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and The Fish. Thursday, Feb. 9. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for general admission, $65 for admission plus meet and greet with all of the artists at sound check (approximately 5 p.m.), plus a live professional audio recording of the show.

Paul Green's School of Rock All Stars with special guest Adrian Belew perform Friday, Feb. 10. The Paul Green School of Rock, the inspiration for the movie “School of Rock,” was founded in Philadelphia in 1998. All-ages show. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $16.

Papa Grows Funk gives a New Orleans funk performance Friday night, following the School of Rock show. Doors open at 10 p.m.; show starts at 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $13.

The Recipe with special guest The Wood Brothers plus Laidback give a roots rock/slamgrass performance Saturday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $12.

Subdudes and Shannon McNally give an alternative pop rock/Zydeco performance Friday, Feb. 17.

Chip Franklin and Mike Aronin perform stand-up comedy Saturday, Feb. 18.

Pat Metheny Trio give jazz/fusion performances Sunday, Feb. 19. For the early show, doors open at 5 p.m. and show starts at 6 p.m. For the late show, doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m.

Washington Area Music Association Wammies annual gala awards ceremony to celebrate and recognize outstanding local and regional artists is Monday, Feb. 20. Details and tickets at

DADA plus The Alternate Routes perform alternative rock/pop Thursday, Feb. 23.

Lez Zeppelin, an all-girl tribute to Led Zeppelin, performs Friday, Feb. 24.

Todd Rexx and Justin Schlegal perform stand-up comedy Saturday, Feb. 25.

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 events include:

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Ted Garber, acoustic.

Thursday, Feb. 2: Warehouse, rock.

Friday, Feb. 3: Blue Method, funk, soul.

Saturday, Feb. 4: Laidback, rock.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: John Trupp of Radio Mosaic, acoustic.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Kim Hall and Jodi Harman, acoustic.

Thursday, Feb. 9: 8 Track Jones, rock.

Friday, Feb. 10: Kelly Bell Band, phat blues.

Saturday, Feb. 11: Hyjinx, rock.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Phil Kominski of Lloyd Dobbler Effect, acoustic.

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Mingus Monk Tribute, jazz.

Thursday, Feb. 16: SOJA, reggae.

Friday, Feb. 17: Rain Market, rock.

Saturday, Feb. 18: Rev. Hookums, soulful rock.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Eric Sommer, acoustic.

Wednesday, Feb. 22: S.M.P.H, jazz. Also, fundraiser in the Sandbar for FLOC (For Love of Children), including music, raffle and more. FLOC has been challenging and helping homeless, needy and at-risk children to live better lives for over 30 years.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Taylor Carson Band, rock.

Friday, Feb. 24: Shane Hines Band, rock.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Practically Einstein, rock.

Sunday, Feb. 28: icandi, acoustic. Also, Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Parade in Clarendon starts at 8 p.m.