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.

Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. All shows in the music hall start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or phone charge at 703-573-7328. Visit

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.

Celtic Tiger performs "Ancient Irish Echoes & Medieval Roots" Wednesday, June 29. Reception is at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35.

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:

Wednesday, June 8: Practically Einstein, acoustic.

Thursday, June 9: Reverend Hookems, cover and original rock music.

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

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

Wednesday, June 15: High Strung, acoustic rock cover band.

Thursday, June 16: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance.

Friday, June 17: Liquid A, modern rock cover band.

Saturday, June 18: Frontiers, Journey tribute band.

Wednesday, June 22: Lloyd Dobler, acoustic.

Thursday, June 23: Welbilt, original and cover modern rock.

Friday, June 24: The Reagan Years, 80s cover band.

Saturday, June 25: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance.

Wednesday, June 29: High Strung, acoustic rock cover band.

Thursday, June 30: DJ Pat Premier, hiphop/club.

July 1: Hyjinx, rock cover band.

July 2: DJ TNT, hip-hop/dance.

July 3: 4th of July Jam with DJ Independence.

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.

Evening Star Café, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-549-5051. Live music every Thursday, and wine and jazz every Wednesday in the No. 9 Upstairs Lounge. Free wine tasting in the Daily Planet Wine Shop, Friday, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 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.

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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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Triplicity performs on Monday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. $10 cover charge.

Chris Whitley plays on June 25th

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,

Upcoming events include:

Marwood, an alternative guitar-pop band, performs Wednesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30 p.m.

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.

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-739-9268. Performances are from 8-10 p.m., unless otherwise specified; Sunday performances are from 3-5 p.m.

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

Upcoming events include:

Steel Pulse and Soldiers Of Jah Army, plus DJ Redemption give reggae performances Wednesday, June 8. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25.

Ozomatli, plus R.P.M. (Restoring Poetry in Music) perform Latin pop/rock Thursday, June 9. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17.

Brazilian Music Festival II features various genres, but all are Latin-based. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.

Tuesday, June 14: Midnight Spaghetti with Wirkus, hip-hop/rock/soul/funk.

Wednesday, June 15: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, acid jazz/funk.

Thursday, June 16: Lez Zeppelin, all-girl tribute to Led Zeppelin.

Saturday, June 18: Legwarmers, ‘80s tribute band.

Sunday, June 19: Greg Behrendt with Liz Tuccillo ("Sex in the City" story editor), comedy.

Tuesday, June 21: A Summer Solstice Celebration with Randy Adams and Brindley Bros. plus Sugo.

Saturday, June 25: Jim Norton, stand-up comedy.

Tuesday, June 28: Zen with G-13, folk/rock/jazz/funk.

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 shows include:

Wednesday, June 8: Mingus Monk, jazz.

Thursday, June 9: 3 <pi> Squeegee, rock.

Friday, June 10: 8 Track Jones, rock.

Saturday, June 11: Rev. Hookums, blues/rock.

Tuesday, June 14: Willem Dicke, acoustic.

Wednesday, June 15: To be announced.

Thursday, June 16: Fools and Horses, rock.

Friday, June 17: Domestic Violins, rock.

Saturday, June 18: To be announced.

Tuesday, June 21: William Walter, acoustic.

Wednesday, June 22: SMPH, jazz.

Thursday, June 23: Practically Einstein, rock.

Friday, June 24: Rude Buddah, rock.

Saturday, June 25: Reflex, 80s tribute band.

Tuesday, June 28: Phil Kominski, acoustic.

Wednesday, June 29: Catfish Hodge, acoustic blues.

Thursday, June 30: Flashback, 70s and 80s.