1600 21st St. NW. All performances at 5 p.m. and free with museum admission. 202/387-2151.
Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, piano. 5 p.m. Dec. 18.
POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER
Seventh and F streets NW. 202/397-SEAT.
Bon Jovi and Honor by August. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. $49.50-$98.
Strathmore Hall Music Center
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202/433-4011.
The Pointer Sisters. 8 p.m. Dec. 16-17. $23-$65.
IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS
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).
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@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.