Bistro Bistro, 4021 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-379-0300. Live jazz and dance music by LaMont Mitchell & Friends, every Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 p.m.-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 include:

July 13: FlashBack, acoustic trio.

July 14: DJ Pat Premier, hip-hop/club music.

July 15: LRS, rock 'n' roll covers.

July 16: DJ Shock, hip-hop/techno.

July 20: Lloyd Dobler, acoustic.

July 21: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance.

July 22: The Reflex, '80s covers.

July 23: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, modern rock covers.

July 27: FlashBack, acoustic trio.

July 28: 8 Track Jones, rock covers.

July 29: Chorduroy, modern rock covers.

July 30: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance.

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 mike comedy, every Wednesday 8-10 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.

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

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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.

State Theater, 220 Lee Highway, Falls Church, 703-237-0300. Visit

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The International Reggae Tour, featuring Soldiers of Jah Army, Gomba Jahbari, Kwame and Jahcoustix is Wednesday, July 13. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12.

Beausoleil performs Cajun music Thursday, July 14; Michael Doucet opens. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $19.

VH1’s Best Week Ever with special guests The Brindley Brothers, who will perform comedy and live pop/rock acoustic music during the dinner hour Friday, July 15. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17.50 in advance; $20 the day of the show.

The Tuesday Jam features Traveling Troy and the Phish cover band, Phix on Tuesday, July 19. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show.

The Samples and Shane Hines play jam rock Thursday, July 21. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18.

Jaguares perform their mystical style of Latin rock Saturday, July 23. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $29.50.

The Dragonflys, featuring Jimmy Herring and Rob Barraco, give an eclectic jam performance Sunday, July 24. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12.

Tuesday, July 26: Xavier Rudd, eclectic, acoustic rock/blues.

Thursday, July 28: Niki Barr plus Daphne Loves Derby, Sherwood and This Providence, pop/rock.

Friday, July 29: Gonzo’s Nose plus The Reflex, '80s/'90s rock.

Saturday, July 30: The Legwarmers, 80s tribute band.

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.