- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 31, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. 703/277-7772

• Diane Winter Pyles, piano; Jean-Francois Bescond, clarinet; Jan Timbers, cello. 12:10 p.m. Sept. 6. Free.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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

• Sally Tims and John Langford. Sept. 9.

U.S. Capitol

First Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• NSO Labor Day Concert with Emil de Cou. 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Free.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202/537-6216

• Richard Pilliner, organ recital. 5 p.m. Sept. 4. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Carter Barron Amphitheater

16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. 202/962-0112.

• D.C. Blues Festival. 1-8 p.m. Sept. 3. Free.

1st Mariner Arena

201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 202/397-SEAT.

• Brad Paisley. 7 p.m. Sept. 10. $25-$60.

MCI Center

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

• Elton John: The Peachtree Road Tour. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $45-$125.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/397-SEAT.

• Jack Johnson and Matt Costa. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. $35.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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

• Madhavi Mudgal. Sept. 6.

National Gallery of Art

Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/737-4215.

• Summer jazz concerts featuring Trio Balanca. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2. Free.

Nissan Pavilion

7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/432-SEAT.

• Alan Jackson, Sara Evans and the Wrights. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $27.50-$62.50.

Wolf Trap

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

• Journey. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $25-$42.

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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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