- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St., NW. 703/277-7772.

• Washington Saxophone Quartet. 12:10 p.m. Jan. 31.

Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• NSO: Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio.” 7 p.m. Jan. 26; 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28. $20-$79.

• WPAS: Men and Women of the Gospel Mass Choir. 3 p.m. Jan. 29. $30-$55.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Misha and Cipa Dichter, piano. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. $34.

• WPAS: Calder Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. $27.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

• BSO at Strathmore: Riders in the Sky. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $43-$78.

• BSO at Strathmore: A Morning with Bach. 11 a.m. Jan. 27. $25.

• BSO at Strathmore: An Evening with Bach. 8 p.m. Jan. 28. $43.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1624 Trap Road, Vienna.Information,703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• Alan Held, bass-baritone; Kim Pensinger Witman, pianist. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. $30.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Hylton Memorial Chapel

14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge. 703/590-0076.

• “The Indescribable Tour” with Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Louie Giglio. 7 p.m. Jan. 28. $21-$24.

MCI Center

Seventh and F streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

• Bon Jovi. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. $49.50-$98.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $18.

• Cravin’ Dogs. 8 p.m. Jan. 27. $16.

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. 7-8:30 p.m. beginners; 8:30-9 p.m. intermediate and advanced. Parents welcome. Contact 301/592-0101, mail@karenashbrook.com

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.

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling, Va. 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 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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