- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Athenaeum

201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703/548-0035, nvfaa.org

• The Harley String Band. A trio of singer-songwriters who explore traditional American musical forms. 7 p.m. March 3. $10 at the door or through the Web site.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993, www.atlasarts.org

• Congressional Chorus: “A Night at the Speakeasy.” Music from the Prohibition era “speakeasy” cabaret setting. 8 p.m. March 8; 4 p.m. March 9. $30.

• Chaise Lounge. Jazz/swing/pop group founded by Charlie Barnett, with singer Marilyn Older. 8 p.m. March 22. $20-$25.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-ARTS, claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

• An Evening with Chick Corea and Gary Burton. Piano and “four-mallet” vibraphone. Dekelboum Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. March 9. $7, $40.

DAR Constitution Hall

1776 D St. NW. 202/628-1776, www.dar.org/conthall. Tickets 703/573-SEAT, 202/397-SEAT, 410/547-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com

• U.S. Air Force Band Guest Artist Series: Empire Brass. 3 p.m. March 2. Free and open to the public.

• Jill Scott. The Grammy-winning R&B;, soul, and jazz singer and songwriter. 8 p.m. March 11, 12, 14, 15. $57-$84.

• “If You’re Irish.” Conductor Frank McNamara, tenor Derek Moloney, soprano Deirdre Shannon and fiddler Cora Smyth in a “come into the parlor” celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. 7:30 p.m. March 17. $35-$55.

1st Mariner Arena

201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 410/347-2020, www.baltimorearena.com, 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com

• Celtic Woman: A New Journey. The Irish sextet’s repertoire ranges from traditional tunes to modern. 8 p.m. March 8. $32-$67.

• Van Halen. 7:30 p.m. March 9. $49.50-$125.

Focus Music Alexandria

Folk and acoustic music at the Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. All concerts 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $12, $15. 703/380-3151, www.focusmusic.org

• Paul Reisler (formerly of Trapezoid) and Paddy Dougherty. Composer, songwriter and singer. March 9.

• Michael Smith with special guest Chuck Hall. Singer-songwriter (“The Dutchman”) and the Boston singer/writer/song collector. April 13.

Focus Music Rockville

Folk and acoustic music at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 E. Gude Drive, Rockville. All concerts 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $12, $15. 301/275-7459, www.focusmusic.org

• Lea and Doug Alan Wilcox with Wilpower. Wammy-nominated songwriter and singer/composer/guitarist/drummer. March 12.

• Miche Fambro and Randall Williams. Master guitarist/singer and acoustic balladeer. March 26.

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Various venues. All concerts 8-10:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $15 suggested donation unless otherwise noted. 202/546-2228, www.fsgw.org

• Lisa Null. Singer and co-founder of Green Linnet Records, celebrating CD re-release of early Green Linnet recordings. House concert in Laurel; for location see Web site. Feb. 28.

• Martyn Wyndham-Read. British-born Australian troubadour sings of drovers, cane cutters and other bush workers. House concert in Laurel; for location see Web site. March 12.

• Gordon Bok. Singer, guitarist, collector of songs of the sea. Wolman Sanctuary, Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW (16th and Juniper streets NW). 7:30-10 p.m. March 16. $12.50-$25.

• John Roberts. Sea songs. House concert in McLean; for location see Web site. March 22.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468, www.gmu.edu/cfa

• Doc Watson with Richard Watson and David Holt: Hills of Home. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. March 8. $20-$40.

• Monterey Jazz Festival. Terence Blanchard, trumpet; James Moody, saxophone; Benny Green, piano; Nnenna Freelon, vocals; Derrick Hodges, bass; Kendrick Scott, drums. 7 p.m. March 9. $21-$42.

• Leahy. Eight Canadian brothers and sisters in fiddle-driven music, step dancing and vocals drawn from their Irish and Scottish roots, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. 8 p.m. March 15. $22-$44.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Shalom Hanoch. Israeli rocker and composer. 8 p.m. March 4. $35-$75.

• Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington: That ‘80s Show. Culture and counter-culture in the Reagan era. 8 p.m. March 15; 3 p.m. March 16. $10-$50.

• The Heartthrobs with Pokwang. The crowd-pleasing singers from the Philippines, with a comic onboard. 8:30 p.m. March 28. $48-$88.

Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free. 202/467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org

• NSO Pops: Pink Martini. The 12-member band makes its NSO debut with a multilingual program. 7 p.m. Feb. 28; 8 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 1. $20-$85. March 1 performance sold out.

• The 23rd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. Mayor Adrian Fenty hosts an evening of live performances featuring harmonica innovator Frederic Yonnet, actors Robert and Andy Prosky, DJ Christylz, CityDance Ensemble, and more. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. March 17. Free.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free. 202/467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org

• Music In Our Schools Month 2008 Outstanding Performers: Kenmore Middle School Jazz Band, Arlington; the Maurice J. McDonough High School Wind Ensemble, Pomfret, Md. March 4.

• Music In Our Schools Month 2008 Outstanding Performers: The Dunloggin Middle School Percussion Ensemble, Ellicott City, Md.; Lake Braddock Secondary School Guitar Ensemble. March 5.

• The Creative Ticket National School of Distinction awards program: Gocio Elementary School’s Song and Dance Kids of Sarasota, Fla.; Northside Elementary School of the Arts of Rock Hill, S.C. March 6.

• The LK. The duo from Malmo, Sweden, blends abstract sound with pop. March 9.

• Fort Valley State University Choir. The Fort Valley, Ga., choir in sacred and secular choral works. March 12.

• The Creative Ticket National School of Distinction awards program: Students from Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School, Goose Creek, S.C. and D.C.’s own Duke Ellington School of the Arts. March 13.

• The Creative Ticket National School of Distinction awards program: Students from Glacier Valley Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska, perform a locally written play, “The Tides and the Tempest.” March 14.

• The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra. Accomplished student musicians who work to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre. March 16.

• The Christopher Dean Band. New Jersey blues and soul group in tunes from their albums. March 19.

• Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Alumni Quartet. Class of 2007 participants in the Kennedy Center’s music residency program for young people. Saxophonist Alex Lopez, bassist Lauren Falls, pianist Gideon Van Gelder, drummer Martin Urbach. March 20.

• The Tommy Cecil Quintet. Jazz bassist and composer Tommy Cecil leads his group in standards and original tunes. March 23.

• Dang Varmints. The Appalachian roots music trio blend folk, old-time, blues, bluegrass, and Celtic music. March 25.

• Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: Competitively selected, emerging jazz artists wind up their week in the Kennedy Center’s music residency program for young people with a free concert. March 26.

• Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: Competitively selected, emerging jazz artists wind up their week in the Kennedy Center’s music residency program for young people with a free concert. March 27.

• Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: Competitively selected, emerging jazz artists wind up their week in the Kennedy Center’s music residency program for young people with a free concert. March 28.

• Alan Durst and Corey Whitehead. The alto saxophonist and the classical and flamenco guitarist play the sounds of South and Central America. March 29

• The Encore Chorale. Ensemble, directed by Jeanne Kelly, from EncoreCreativity for Older Adults. March 30.

• Los Gringos. George Washington University’s Latin ensemble, directed by percussionist Alejandro Lucini and bassist Tom Williams, specializes in Latin jazz, salsa, and meringue. March 31.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater and Gallery, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Terell Stafford Quintet. The trumpeter and his group in selections from their latest recording. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 7. $25. 7:30 p.m. performance sold out.

• Chip Jackson with Annette Sanders. The bassist and signer perform Billy Taylor’s original compositions. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 8. $25. 7:30 p.m. performance sold out.

• Sarah Morrow. The blues trombonist gives a new definition to urban jazz. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 14. $15. 7:30 p.m. performance sold out.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100, www.strathmore.org

• Chris Bacon. Hip-hop artist and guitarist and his 11-member group. 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 26. $10.

• DBR. Composer, performer and violinist mixes funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music. 7:30 p.m. March 10. $15.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• Mandy Patinkin in Concert. Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Chapin, Schonberg, Berlin and Porter. 8 p.m. March 1. $35-$65. Sold out.

• B.B. King. The King of the Blues. Jazz pianist Henry Butler opens. 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 4. $57-$87. Some seats sold out.

• WPAS: Natalie MacMaster. The Cape Breton fiddler and her five-man band. 8 p.m. March 5. $30-$58.

• BSO Superpops: Pops Goes Vegas! Jack Everly, conductor, and a cast of singers and dancers celebrate Las Vegas. 8 p.m. March 13. $21-$84.

National Geographic Society

Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. 202/857-7700, www.nationalgeographic.com/nglive. Tickets 202/857-7700 or www.tickets.com.

• Carmen Consoli in Concert. Italian song with indie-rock, bossa nova and jazz and blues influences. 8 p.m. March 8. $30, $35.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Metro: Federal Triangle. 202/633-1000, www.nmnh.si.edu

• Music of the Jazz Masters Series: Johnny Hodges and his Small Group with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Favorites including “Castle Rock.” 7:30 p.m. April 5. $18-25. Tickets through Smithsonian Resident Associates at residentassociates.org

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW. 202/783-5000, www.nmwa.org

• In Series: “Mujeres/Women.” A bilingual portrait of Latin American women through the early 20th century poets Juana de Ibarbourou, Gabriela Mistral and Alfonsina Storni and selections sung by Cantare and Friends. 8 p.m. March 7; 3 p.m. March 9. $15-$29. www.inseries.org

The National Theatre

Monday Night at The National in the Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Performances 6 and 7:30 p.m. Admission free; seating limited. Tickets required and are distributed first-come, first-served 30 minutes before show time. 202/783-3372, www.nationaltheatre.org and click on the “Monday Night” logo.

• City At Peace. Teens from the nonprofit organization turn their frustration with life into improvisational theatrical scenes. March 3.

• Nen Daiko: The Power and Beauty of Daiko Drumming. Drummers and dancers in a musical evening. March 10.

Old Brogue Irish Pub

760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Shows 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Reservations in advance through the Old Brogue”s staff: $78 six-concert package, $15 individual concerts. 703/759-3309. For information, www.ionamusic.com/brogueinfo.htm.

• The Andrea Beaton Trio. Hot licks from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, featuring fiddle, keyboard, song and step dance. March 2.

• Iona. Vocals, fiddle, flute, strings and percussion in a tour of all the Celtic nations. March 9.

Patriot Center

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/397-SEAT, www.patriotcenter.com

• Toby Mac and Jeremy Camp. Christian music artists on tour. 7:30 p.m. March 13. $18-$30.

• The Jonas Brothers. 7 p.m. March 14. $30-$50. Sold out.

• Trace Adkins with special guest Bill Engvall. 7:30 p.m. March 16. $39.75.

• Taste of Chaos 2008 Tour. 5 p.m. March 17. $33.

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre

1611 North Kent St., Arlington. 703-276-6701, www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/RosslynSpectrum.htm. Tickets 703/573-SEAT,www.ticketmaster.com

• Planet Arlington: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca. Congolese salsa. 8 p.m. March 15. $20. www.planetarlington.com

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

600 I St. NW. 202/408-3100, www.sixthandi.org, www.ticketmaster.com

• Jose Gonzalez: Green Tour of North America. The singer-songwriter, a Swedish citizen of Argentine descent, plays solo classical guitar and acoustic covers. 8 p.m. March 5. $20.

• EELS. An ever-changing lineup of musicians who play the songs of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett. 8 p.m. March 29. $25.

State Theatre

220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703/237-0300, www.thestatetheatre.com

• Gentleman & the Far East Band and SOJA plus DJ Redemption. Age 21 plus. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $25, $27.

• Politicks, Everyone but Pete, Square Trio. 9 p.m. Feb. 29. $10, $12.

• Maceo Parker plus Pianoramax. 9 p.m. March 1. $26.

• Joseph Israel and Lionize with Zach Deputy. 8 p.m. March 5. $12.

• Hope Line Spring Blast Concert with Tommy Lepson Band, Patty Reese, Margot MacDonald, more. 7:30 p.m. March 6. $20.

• Sematic, Anamide, Envy Insane. 9 p.m. March 7. $11.

• Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez. 8 and 11 p.m. March 14. $59.

• The Legwarmers Retro Dance Party. 9 p.m. March 15. $15.

Verizon Center

601 F. St. NW. 202/397-SEAT, www.verizoncenter.com

• Bon Jovi Lost Highway World Tour, with Daughtry opening. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $49.50-$135.50.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500. See www.wolftrap.org

• Roomful of Blues. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. $22.

• Cherish the Ladies. The Irish traditional music and dance group led by whistle player and flutist Joanie Madden. 8 p.m. March 4 and 5. $25.

• David Wilcox. Folk/pop musician. 8 p.m. March 6. $22.

• The Bobs. The Grammy-nominated vocal wizards. 8 p.m. March 12. $20.

• George Winston. Grammy-winning folk pianist. 8 p.m. March 13 and 14; 7:30 p.m. March 15. Some performances sold out.

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