- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 27, 2006

JAZZ/BLUES

Blues Alley

Wisconsin Avenue, south of M Street Northwest. Shows at 8 and 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.

• Ahmad Jamal Trio. Through Dec. 30.

• U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble. Jan. 3.

Bohemian Caverns

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

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

COMEDY

The Improv

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

• Ted Alexandro. Dec. 28-31.

• Jim Short. Jan. 2-7.

Zig’s

4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. 703/823-2777.

• Comedy Zone featuring national comedians. Dec. 29-30.

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.

Le Canard

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

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

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 pianists. 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Saturday.

CLUBS

POP AND ROCK

Birchmere Music Hall

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

• Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Dec. 28.

• Virginia Coalition. Dec. 29.

• Hank Williams Tribute. Dec. 30.

• Seldom Scene and Good Deale Bluegrass. Dec. 31.

• Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Jan. 5.

Black Cat

1811 14th St. NW. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. weekdays, 6 p.m.-3 a.m. weekends. 202/667-7960 (information), 202/397-SEAT (tickets).

• Black Lips and Lions & Tigers. Dec. 28.

• The Hidden Hand and Wooly Mammoth. Dec. 29.

• The Whips and Olympia. Dec. 30.

• Black Cat New Year’s Eve Ball. Dec. 31.

• Ayin and Danke. Jan. 3.

Club Five

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

• Latin Flava. Every Thursday.

• Absolute Addiction and Pearl. Every Friday.

• M3. Every Saturday.

Trade. Every Sunday.

Iota

• 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Shows 8:30 and 9 p.m. $8-$15.

• WD Miller and Brandon Butler. Dec. 28.

• Slickee Boys and Switchblade. Dec. 29.

• The Federal Reserve Collective’s New Year’s Eve. Dec. 30.

Last Train Home. Dec. 31.

Jammin’ Java

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

• The Saviours and the Blues Vultures. Dec. 28.

• Sons of Odin: Stormblast Metalfest with Marc Rizzo. Dec. 29.

• Deanna Bogart Band. Dec. 30.

• The Blackjacks and Pepper’s Ghost. (Late Show) Dec. 30.

• Jammin’ Java New Year’s Party with BOB, Business of Files and The Drugstore Cowboys. Dec. 31.

• Maylen and Height of Fashion. Jan. 2.

Lemonface and Moon Hostage Rebellion. Jan. 3.

9:30 Club

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

• Railroad Earth. Dec. 28.

• Chuck Brown. Dec. 29.

• Greyboy Allstars and Soulive. Dec. 30-31.

The Rams Head Tavern

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

• Carbon Leaf. Through Dec. 30.

• Tea Leaf Green. (Late Show) Dec. 30.

• Virginia Coalition New Year’s Eve. Dec. 31.

• Maggie Sansone’s Celtic New Year Celebration. Jan. 1.

State Theatre

220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. Call for showtimes. $7-$20. 202/397-SEAT.

• Benevento and Russo Duo. Dec. 28.

• Tea Leaf Green. Dec. 29.

• The Nighthawks. Dec. 30.

• Psychedelic Furs. Dec. 31.

Velvet Lounge

915 U St. NW. 202/462-3213.

• Project Applesauce and Kathi Kowski. Dec. 29.

• Fors-Major. Dec. 30.

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