- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 22, 2004

CLASSICAL

Kennedy Center

Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28-30; 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1-2 $25-$150.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS

J. Patrick’s

1371 Andre St., Baltimore. 410/244-8613.

• Laura Byrne and Jimmy Eagan lead 9 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays. Peter Fitzgerald leads 9 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Beginner session 8-11 p.m. Mondays (no leader).

Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703/255-1566.

• Young people’s session led by Betsy O’Malley, 1-3:30 p.m. second Sunday of the month. Beginners 1-2 p.m., intermediates 2-3:30 p.m. Contact betsy.omalley@verizon.net.

Mrs. O’Leary’s Bar and Restaurant

555 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg. 301/947-1993.

• Young people’s session led by Karen Ashbrook second Monday of each month beginning in January. 7-8:30 p.m. beginners, 8:30-9 p.m. intermediate and advanced. Parents welcome. Contact mail@karenashbrook.com, 301/592-0101.

Nanny O’Brien’s Bar

3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/686-9189.

• Longest running Irish session in the area. No designated leader. 8 or 9 p.m. to closing every Monday. Karen Ashbrook leads young people’s session 7-8:30 p.m. second Monday of each month through December.

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling. 703/444-9796.

• Jim Wade and Betsy O’Malley lead. 6-9 p.m. Sundays. Mainly for players of intermediate proficiency. Beginners may attend and are encouraged to tape record. Contact betsy.omalley@verizon.net.

Ri-Ra Pub and Restaurant

4931 Elm St., Bethesda. 301/657-1122.

• Philippe Varlet and Rob Greenway lead. 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Sundays. The first hour is a slower jam so that less experienced players may participate. Contact philvar@erols.com.

The Royal Mile Restaurant and Bar

2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301/948-4511

• Sessions on the fourth Sunday of each month. Adult session 7 p.m.-closing, led by Dennis Botzer. Children’s session 5-6:30 p.m., led by Mitch Fanning.

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