- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra with Emil de Cou. 6 p.m .June 29. Free.

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

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

Washington National Cathedral

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

• The Dave Brubeck and the Cathedral Choral Society. 7:30 p.m. July 1. Free.

• Naji Hakim, organ. 5 p.m. July 2. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

• Angels and Airwaves and Taking Back Sunday. 6:30 p.m. July 7. $27.

Nissan Pavilion

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

• Kelly Clarkson and Rooney. 7:30 p.m. July 6. $25-$75.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW. 202/432-SEAT. For information, 202/628-1818.

• Ashlee Simpson and Ashley Parker Angel. 7:30 p.m. June 30. $42.50.

Wolf Trap: Filene Center

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

• Bonnie Raitt and Keb’ Mo’. 8 p.m. July 3, 5. $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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