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4th Annual Rock at the Row Summer Concert Series. Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon Row. Call 703-413-6691 or visit

July 13: Shane Hines (Pop/Rock);

July 20: Gonzos Nose ('80s and '90s Cover Band);

July 27: Jokers Wild (Swing);

Aug. 3: The Reflex (80’s Cover Band);

J-San and the Analogue Sons will perform at Whitlows in Arlington on Thursday, July 13. Whitlows On Wilson is located at 2854 Wilson Boulevard. This show will begin at 9:30 p.m. and is $5 at the door.

Dennis Jay's Adios to DC/2nd Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration will be on Friday, July 21 at the Iota Club and Café 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 703-522-8340 or visit

Nashville singer/songwriter Anthony Christopher Orio will perform an acoustic show full of rocking country originals and party time favorites at Cowboy Cafe-North on Friday, July 21 from 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Admission to the event is free. Cowboy Cafe is located at 4792 Lee Highway Arlington. Contact Cowboy Cafe at 703-243-8010 or visit

The Handsome Family with Curt Kirkwood will be at the Iota Club and Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., on Saturday, July 22. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and cost is $15. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Grant Lee Phillips will play at the Iota Club and Café in Arlington on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. Visit

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

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.

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, 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

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.

The State Theater has live shows every week. For more details about Public Events and Private Rentals visit 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:

Thursday, July 13: Pedro Suarez-Vertiz (Latin Pop);

Friday, July 14: Bonerama (A New Orleans Funk band featuring 5 trombones);

Thursday, July 20: All-Star Benefit Concert (Varied);

Friday, July 21: Bob Schneider (Singer-Songwriter/ American Traditional Rock/ Roots Rock);

Saturday/July 22: Maldita Vencindad plus Los Abandoned (Latin Rock/ Mexican Rock);

Monday, July 24: Danielson (Independent rock);

Friday, July 28: The Yardbirds (Rock & Roll/ British Invasion/ Blues Rock/ Psychedelic Rock);

Saturday, July 29: Of Montreal (Indie Pop/ Neo-Psychedelia/ Lo-Fi).\

Saturday, Aug. 2: Molotov (Rock en Español/ Rap-Metal/ Alternative Pop/ Rock)

Thursday, Aug 3: Sam Bush (Bluegrass/ Newgrass/ Progressive/ Acoustic Jazz)

Friday, Aug. 4: New Riders of the Purple Sage (Psychedelic Country Rock/ Classic Rock)

Saturday, Aug. 5: Iguanas (Rock/ American Traditional Rock/ Roots Rock/fusion of New Orleans’ styles including—blues, classic R&B, zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex and roots rock and roll.)