- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 14, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Brass of Peace with Sylvia Alimena, director. 12:10 p.m. June 20. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO: Composer Portraits. 7 p.m. June 15-17. $20-$79.

• NSO Family Concerts: The Magic of the Firebird. 1 and 3 p.m. June 18. $15-$18.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: Hollywood — The Hollywood. 8 p.m. June 22. $43.

• Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Ochestra. 8 p.m. June 23. $15-$25.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-6216.

• Karel Paukert, organ. 12:30 p.m. June 18. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

• Vans Warped Tour with NOFX, Rise Against, Thursday, Saves the Day and many more. 11 a.m. June 15. $29.75.

• Gretchen Wilson and Blaine Larsen. 6 p.m. June 18. $30-$45

Nissan Pavilion

7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/397-SEAT.

• Dave Matthews Band and Gomez. 7 p.m. June 24. $39.50-$59.50.

• The Allman Brothers Band and The Derek Trucks Band. 6:30 p.m. June 25. $15-$45.

Wolf Trap Filene Center

1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• Elvis Costello and The Imposters. 8 p.m. June 15. $25-$42.

• The Temptations and The Four Tops. 8 p.m. June 16. $22-$38.

• B.B. King and Jackie Greene. 8 p.m. June 19. $25-$42.

• Doobie Brothers. 8 p.m. June 20. $25-$40.

• Los Lonely Boys. 8 p.m. June 21. $22-$38.

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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