- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 4, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Levine School of Music. 12:10 p.m. Jan. 10.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO Pops, “The Fifties: The Golden Age of Black and White.” 7 p.m. Jan. 5; 8 p.m. Jan. 6-7. $20-$80.

• The Choral Arts Society of Washington 18th Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8. $15.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO Ensemble Concerts,”Connections, Science and Music.” 1 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8. $15.

Kennedy Center

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

• Vocal Arts Society, Lawrence Brownlee with Howard Watkins. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. $38.50.

• The Dryden String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. $34.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• National Philharmonic, “Vilvaldi’s Four Seasons.” 8 p.m. Jan. 7. $25-$80.

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. 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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