- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• The Washington Bach Consort. 12:10 p.m. March 7. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Harris Theater, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 202/433-4011.

• GMU Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 9. $5-$7.

Kennedy Center

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

• Sharon Isbin, guitar; Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano. 7:30 p.m. March 8. $34.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. Free. 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 202/467-4600.

• Ocean Orchestra. March 3.

• T.C. Williams High School Ensemble. March 6.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: Khatchatryan’s Sibelius. 8 p.m. March 2. $43-$78.

• Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. 8 p.m. March 5, 12. $15.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

18th and D streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

• Michael Buble. 8 p.m. March 3. $50-$65.

Institute of Musical Traditions

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. 301/754-3611

• Grace Griffith “My Life” CD release. 7:30 p.m. March 6. $14 advance, $17 door.

• The McDades. 7:30 p.m. March 13. $14 advance, $17 door.

MCI Center

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

• Coldplay and Fiona Apple. 8 p.m. March 2. $36-$80.50.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT. For information, 202/628-1818.

• Donald Fagen. 8 p.m. March 6. $55-$65.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• HAPA. 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 2. $22.

• Karen Akers. 8 p.m. March 3-4. $30.

• Hothouse Flowers. 7:30 p.m. March 5. $20.

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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