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.

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:

Wednesday March 1: Practically Einstein, a band from Arlington, are having a CD release party for their latest EP "Pressing the Flesh and Other Steps to Success." 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 5: Garrison Starr performs, touring on her forthcoming release, "The Sound of You and Me." 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

Tuesday, March 7: Deadstring Brothers perform blues rock/hard country, touring on their latest album, "Starving Weather Report."

Sunday, March 26: Iain Campbell Smith CD release party for the CD "Bagarap Empires," which won the Screensound Australia Award for Best New CD Release. 8-10 p.m.

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:

The Benevento and Russo Duo give a genre-bending jam performance Thursday, March 2 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $14 day of show.

Leon Russell, rock singer/songwriter, has recorded with or written for musicians ranging from The Byrds to Frank Sinatra to Ike and Tina Turner. He performs Friday, March 3 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $19.

Hayseed Dixie give a hillbilly heavy metal performance Saturday, March 4. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $12.

Wednesday, March 8: Tea Leaf Green plus The Breaks, rock/jam rock.

Friday, March 10: Bob Margolin and The Nighthawks, electric blues.

Saturday, March 11: The Soft Parade, tribute to The Doors.

Wednesday, March 15: Alpha Blondy, reggae.

Thursday, March 16: Seven Nations and Black 47, Celtic rock.

Friday, March 17: Jazz is Dead, jazz/rock.

Saturday, March 18: The Legwarmers, '80s rock. No dining tables.

Wednesday, March 22: Monte Montgomery, acoustic, finger-style guitar.

Thursday, March 23: Auktyon, Russian rock.

Friday, March 24: Nick Swardson, stand-up comedy. Early show: doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Late show: doors at 10 p.m. and show at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 25: Mates of State, indie rock.

Wednesday, March 29: Garaj Mahal, jam.

Friday, March 31: Jah Works, reggae.

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, March 1: Brad Pugh of Practically Einstein, acoustic.

Thursday, March 2: Bally Hoo!, rock.

Friday, March 3: Domestic Violins, rock.

Saturday, March 4: Radio Mosaic, rock.

Tuesday, March 7 High Strung, acoustic.

Wednesday, March 8: Ted Garber, acoustic.

Thursday, March 9: Warehouse, rock.

Friday, March 10: RainMarket, rock.

Saturday, March 11: Stephan Couture and the Campfire Orchestra, rock.

Tuesday, March 14: Joe Daniels of Rev. Hookems.

Wednesday, March 15: Mingus/Monk tribute, jazz.

Thursday, March 16: Taylor Carson Band, rock.

Friday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day celebration. Live traditional Irish music from 4-7 p.m.; Irish dancers at 5 p.m.; bag pipes at 7 p.m.; Irish rock by Johnny Jump Up from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday, March 18: Shag, rock.

Tuesday, March 21: Bobby Thompson, acoustic.

Wednesday, March 22: S.M.P.H., jazz.

Thursday, March 23: Junkfood, rock.

Friday, March 24: Marlies Trimble Band, rock.

Saturday, March 25: Johnny Law, rock.

Tuesday, March 28: icandi, acoustic.

Wednesday, March 29: Jon Kaplan of the Bicycle Theives, acoustic.

Thursday, March 30: Back to Zero, funk.

Friday, March 31: The Reflex, '80s classics.