- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 27, 2003

No matter what kind of music you like, you can probably find an open mike that features it. The Web sites of the DC Blues Society (www.dcblues.org) and the Songwriters Association of Washington (www.saw.org) list many of the region's jams and open mikes. Here is a selection:


• Bar Nun: 1326 U St. NW. Jazz with spoken word/hip- hop. 8 p.m. Monday. 202/667-6680

• Grog and Tankard: 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Rock. 9 p.m. Monday. 202/333-3114

• Staccato Bar and Piano Lounge: 2006 18th St. NW. Folk, rock, hip-hop, blues, roots. 8 p.m. Tuesday. 202/232-2228

• Zoo Bar: 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. Blues/roots. 9 p.m. Thursday. 202/232-4225


• 94th Aero Squadron: 5240 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Blues open jam. 8 p.m. Wednesday. 301/699-9400

• Half Moon Barbecue: 8235 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Roots. 8 p.m. Tuesday. 301/585-1290


• Bistro Europa: 715 King St., Alexandria. Jazz. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. 703/549-0533

• Iota Club and Cafe: 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Folk, rock, hip-hop, blues, roots. 9 p.m. Wednesday. 703/522-8340

• JV's: 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Roots. 9 p.m. Wednesday. 703/241-9504

• Jammin' Java: 231 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Folk, occasionally blues and rock. 7:30 p.m. Monday. 703/255-1566

Laura Boswell

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