- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 25, 2006


George Mason University

Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468.

• Virginia Music Teachers Association Concerto Concert with GMU Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Free.

• Chanticleer, “Love’s Messengers.” 7 p.m. Oct. 29. $22-$44.

The Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra Pops: Marvin Hamlisch, conductor; “Marvin’s Halloween Monster Mash.” 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27; 8 p.m. Oct. 28. $20-$80.

• NSO Family Concert: Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 29. $15-$18.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• BSO at Strathmore: The von Trapp Children. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $43-$80.

• BSO at Strathmore: Soulful Symphony in a Strange Land. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. $18-$55.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER DAR Constitution Hall

18th and C streets, Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

n The Fray. 8 p.m. Oct. 28. $34.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

n Bernadette Peters. 2 p.m. Oct. 29. $32-$78.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

n Sweet Honey in the Rock. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. $27-$57.

n Zappa plays Zappa. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $50-$75.

Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

n The Avett Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. $18.

n Paul Thorn. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. $20.


Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. 703/255-1566.

n 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.

n 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’Briens

3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/686-9189.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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

n 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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