- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 17, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Suspicious Cheese Lords. 12:10 p.m. May 23. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• The Choral Arts Society of Washington: 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert. 5 p.m. May 21. $20-$100.

Kennedy Center

Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Washington National Opera, “La Clemenza di Tito.” 7 p.m. May 22, 27; 7:30 p.m. May 19. $45-$290.

• Washington National Opera, “L’Italiana in Algeri.” 7 p.m. June 3; 7:30 p.m. May 18, 24, 26, 30; 2 p.m. May 21. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• WPAS: Wonny Song, piano. 2 p.m. May 20. $33.

• Washington International String Competition. 2 p.m. May 21.

• Kennedy Center Fortas Chamber Music, “The Turn of the Screw.” 7:30 p.m. May 22. $35-$50.

Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW. All performances at 5 p.m. and free with museum admission. 202/387-2151.

• Contemporary music forum. May 21.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: The 1950s, Golden Age of Black & White. 8 p.m. May 18. $43.

• National Philharmonic: All-Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. May 20. $25-$80.

• MCYO 60th Anniversary Concert. 2 p.m. May 21. $5-$15.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-6216

• Cathedral Choral Society, Britten’s “War Requiem.” 4 p.m. May 20. $20-$60.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Institute of Musical Traditions

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. 301/754-3611

• Dylan 65, a birthday tribute. 7:30 p.m. May 22. $14 advance, $17 door.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Gallery, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Christian McBride, bass. 7 and 9:30 p.m. May 18, 20. $25.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Oneside. 6 p.m. May 19. Free.

Nissan Pavilion

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

• Depeche Mode and She Wants Revenge. 7:30 p.m. May 21. $20-$75.

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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