- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 15, 2004

CLUBS

POP AND ROCK

Bioko

5313 Georgia Ave. NW. 202/722-4800.

• DJ. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

Birchmere Music Hall

3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Shows 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 703/573-SEAT.

• Marshall Crenshaw with Graham Maby. Dec. 17.

• The Clarks with Michael Tolcher. Dec. 18.

• Saffire: The Uppity Blues Woman. Dec. 18.

• Maggie’s Music: A Celtic Christmas. Dec. 19.

Black Cat

1811 14th St. NW. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. weekdays, 6 p.m.-3 a.m. weekends. 202/667-7960 (information); 202/432-SEAT (tickets).

• Bella Lea and Cub Country. Dec. 16.

• The Whips, Jucifer and People Chasing People. Dec. 17.

• The Catfish Shack. Dec. 18.

• Princessed, Del Cielo and Carol Bui. Dec. 21.

• The Hard Tomorrow and Run Silent Run Deep. Dec. 22.

Blue Moon Cafe

11753 Lee Highway, Sperryville, Va. Most shows at 8:30 p.m. 540/987-3162.

• Open-mike night every Friday.

Bohager’s

515 S. Eden St., Fells Point, Baltimore. 410/563-7220.

• Rotating musicians Fridays. Call for schedule. 5 p.m.

Chi-Cha Lounge

1624 U St. NW. 202/234-8400. Shows at 9:30 p.m.

• Los del Barrio. Thursday.

• Gibraltar. Monday.

• Con Candela. Tuesday.

• Patrick de Santos. Wednesday.

Crossroads

3988 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/352-1547.

• DJ. 10 p.m. Wednesday.

• Live music. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

Five

1214-B 18th St. NW. 202/331-7123.

• Passion. Thursday.

• Pearl. Friday.

• Music Makes Magic. Saturday.

• Sunday Mass. Sunday.

• DNB Sessions. Wednesday.

Iota

2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Shows 8:30 and 9 p.m. $8-$15. 703/522-8340.

• Bio Ritmo with the Sons of Disobedience. Dec. 16.

• Last Train Home. Dec. 17-18.

• RPM with Charlie Post and Black Hand. Dec. 19.

• Pale Brother with the Sketches. Dec. 20.

• Shwa and Eric Maring CD release show. Dec. 21.

• Open-mike night. Dec. 22.

Jaxx Nightclub

6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703/569-5940.

• Monster Magnet. Dec. 16.

• Kristmas with Kix. Dec. 17.

• Monsters from the Surf, The Stunt Doubles and Mega Tsunami. Dec. 18.

• Satyricon and Internal Majesty. Dec. 19.

• Ill Nino and 40 Below Summer. Dec. 20.

J.J. Muldoon’s Restaurant and Saloon

16143 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg. Shows 8 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Sunday unless otherwise noted. 301/258-8866.

• Karaoke. Thursday.

Jammin’ Java

231 Maple Ave., Vienna. All shows at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $7-$16. 703/255-1566.

• We’re About Nine plus Naked Blue. Dec. 16.

• Nothin’ Fancy. Dec. 17.

• The Soft Parade. Dec. 18.

• Kelly Minter. Dec. 19.

• “What I Like About Jew” hosted by Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum. Dec. 22.

9:30 Club

815 V St. NW. Shows 6-11 p.m. 202/393-0930.

• Chris Isaak Christmas Tour. Dec. 17.

• Luna “Farewell Show.” Dec. 18.

• John Waters Xmas. Dec. 21.

Old Brogue

760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703/759-3309. Shows 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• Open-mike night every first and third Thursday. 9 p.m.

Platinum

915 F St. NW. 202/393-3555.

• College night. Thursday.

• Paradise. Friday.

• Beautiful Saturdays. Saturday.

• Platinum Sundays. Sunday.

The Ram’s Head Tavern

33 West Street, Annapolis. Shows at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 410/268-4545, www.ramsheadtavern.com.

• Low Millions. Dec. 16.

• Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women. Dec. 17.

• Hard Travelers. Dec. 18-19.

• An Annapolis Christmas. Dec. 20-21.

Recher Theatre

512 York Road, Towson, Md. 703/218-6500.

• Drive-by-Truckers. Dec. 16.

• The Clarks with Michael Tolcher. Dec. 17.

• Carbon Leaf with Fools and Horses. Dec. 18.

Remington’s of Laurel

3340 Fort Meade Road, Laurel. 301/490-7000.

• Karaoke every night

State Theatre

220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. Call for showtimes. $7-$20. 202/432-SEAT.

• Yerba Buena. Dec. 17.

• SOJA and First Rays. Dec. 21.

Whitlow’s on Wilson

2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/276-9693. 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

• Funhouse. Dec. 16.

• Spin. Dec. 17.

• Soldiers of Jah Army. Dec. 18.

• Blake’s Brother Jeff. Dec. 21.

Velvet Lounge

915 U St. NW. 202/462-3213. Shows at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

• Confidence Man, Nemo and Blood Zombie. Dec. 16.

• The Alphabetical Order and Rodeo Jones. Dec. 17.

• Revival and Brad Rice. Dec. 18.

• Wading Girl. Dec. 19.

• Paranoid Social Club. Dec. 20.

• Endless Mike and the Beagle Club and Elementary Thought Process. Dec. 21.

• Morrison Poe and Misadventure. Dec. 22.

Zig’s

4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703/823-2777.

• Damion Wolfe and Idle Ride. Dec. 16.

• Paul Lewis and Big Guise. Dec. 17.

• Joel Burleson. Dec. 22.

JAZZ/BLUES

Basin Street Lounge

219 King St., Alexandria. Shows start at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5 cover charge Friday and Saturday. 703/549-1141.

• Rotating musical acts with focus on jazz artists.

Bistro Bistro

4021 S. 28th St., Arlington. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 703/379-0300.

• Live jazz and dance band with LaMont Mitchell & Friends. Wednesday.

Blues Alley

Wisconsin Avenue south of M Street NW. Shows at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday. Preferred seating with 6 p.m. dinner show. ($9 minimum purchase and $2.25 surcharge for all shows.) 202/337-4141.

• The Capitol Bones All Brass Big Band. Dec. 16.

• Cindy Blackman Group. Dec. 17-18.

• James Bazen Big Band. Dec. 19.

• Terell Stafford Quintet. Dec. 20.

• Allison Miller Group. Dec. 21.

• Glenn Wilson & The Jazz Maniacs. Dec. 22.

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St. NW. 202/299-0800.

• Live jazz and dinner special. 6 p.m. Thursday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ice House Cafe

760 Elden St., Herndon. Shows 8 p.m.-midnight.

• Open mike. Wednesday.

Matsutake Steak & Sushi

4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/351-8787.

• Live jazz and dance band with LaMont Mitchell & Friends. Friday.

Pier 7 Restaurant

Channel Inn Hotel, 650 Water St. SW. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday. 202/554-2500.

• Rotating blues and jazz acts.

ACOUSTIC/FOLK

Fish Market

105 King St., Alexandria. Shows at 8 p.m. 703/836-5676.

• Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Round Table

4859 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 202/362-1250.

• Butch Grant. Sunday and Monday.

COMEDY

The Improv

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 202/296-7008.

• The DC Improv Comedy School Cast. Dec. 22.

• Jim Gaffigan. Through Dec. 19.

JAZZ, PIANO, CABARET

Garden Terrace Lounge

Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/342-0444.

• Live jazz. 3-6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. and 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Grill

Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703/838-8000.

• Pianist-vocalist Pat Rohrer. 8 p.m.-midnight. Thursday-Saturday.

Le Canard

132 Branch Road SE, Vienna. 703/281-0070.

• Pianist Reinhard Liebig. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday.

Lobby Lounge, Tysons Corner

Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. 703/506-4300.

• Rotating pianists 2-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday.

Market Inn

200 E St. SW. 202/554-2100.

• Piano music 6-10 p.m. weekdays. Jazz brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Opus 88

Hilton McLean at Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. 703/761-5159.

• Pianist Michael Terence. 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Town and Country Lounge

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/347-3000.

• Pianist Dan Ruskin. 5:30-8 p.m. Monday-Friday.

• Rotating pianist. 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Saturday.

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