- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Athenaeum

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

• Second Thursday Series: Valentine’s Day at the Athenaeum: Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers. Contemporary folk. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. $10 at the door or through the Web site.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• Soulive. Neal Evans, organ; Eric Krasno, guitar; and Alan Evans, percussion, blend jazz, soul and hip-hop. Kay Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. $7, $30.

• Take Five: Robert Glasper Trio. Jazz piano trio with overtones of hip-hop, R&B; and alternative rock. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Free.

• Ethos Percussion Group: “Zanu/Pulse.” Rhythms and styles of India, West Africa and the Middle East. Dekelboum Concert Hall. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $7, $35.

• Take Five: Leni Stern. Singer-guitarist integrates African and Western musical forms. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Free.

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: Restless Heart. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. 3 p.m. Feb. 10. Free and open to the public.

• Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson, Ledisi. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. $65.

• The Ojays, the Whispers, Jeffrey Osborne. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $65.

• U.S. Air Force Band Guest Artist Series: Jake Shimabukuro. 3 p.m. Feb. 17. Free and open to the public.

• U.S. Air Force Band Guest Artist Series: Jubilant Sykes. 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Free and open to the public.

1st Mariner Arena

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

• The Ojays, the Whispers, Jeffrey Osborne. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. $60-$70.

• Blue Man Group How To Be a Megastar Tour 2.1. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $51.50-$87.

• Toby Keith: Big Dog Daddy Tour 2008. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $45.75, $62.75.

• Linkin Park with Coheed and Cambria.7 p.m. Feb. 19. $40.50-$56.

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

• Modern Man. David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach lampoon everything from the FBI to ESPN. Feb. 10.

• 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 East Gude Drive, Rockville. All concerts 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $12, $15. 301/275-7459, www.focusmusic.org

• Erica Wheeler. Award-winning singer-songwriter. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.

• Teresa Storch, Danielle Miraglia and Chuck E. Costa. Singer-songwriters. Feb. 27.

• 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

• Rhys Jones and Christina Wheeler. Traditional country vocals on fiddle and guitar. House concert in Chevy Chase; for location see Web site. Feb. 9.

• “Keep on Kipling” with Ken Schatz and Heather Wood. The songs of Rudyard Kipling with experienced roots musicians. Washington Ethical Society auditorium, 7750 16th St. NW (just south of Kalmia Road NW). 8-10 p.m. Feb. 16. $7.50-$15.

• 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

• Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. With Jim Carroll, artistic director, and Byron Stripling, artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, on trumpet. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $19-$38.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: “Cuatro Esquinas” (“Four Corners”). Flamenco singers Carmen Linares and Miguel Poveda, guitarist Juan Carlos Romero and dancer Pastora Galvan range across the form from its Gypsy roots to contemporary innovations. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $35-$55.

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: Tomatito Quintet. Gypsy guitarist Tomatito, his ensemble and Gypsy dancer Jose Maya. 7 p.m. Feb. 10. $35-$55.

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: Gala Flamenca: Mujeres. Three generations of dancers honor the women of flamenco. With Merche Esmeralda, Belen Maya, Rocio Molina, Diana Navarro. 7 p.m. Feb. 12. $35-$60.

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: Ballet Flamenco: Eva Yerbabuena. The prize-winning dancer with her company of dancers and musicians in the Washington premiere of her new show, “Santo y Sena” (“Signs and Wonders”). 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15. $35-$60.

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

• The McCoy Tyner Trio with Savion Glover. The Grammy-winning pianist and jazz master is joined by the Tony-winning choreographer and tap master. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. $20-$45.

• 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.

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

• Oki, his Dub Ainu Band and Marewrew. The world’s most prominent performer on the tonkori (a traditional stringed instrument) with his band and female singers of Marewrew in music that fuses reggae, African rhythms and electronica with Ainu folk melodies. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” Feb. 8.

• Hakata Kinjishi Taiko and Hakata Koma. Jyuraku and Syouraku Chikushi in drumming derived from music used for the Lion Dance, along with their mother Shuraku Chikushi, who demonstrates the art of spinning tops. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” Feb. 9.

• YMCK. A pop trio acclaimed for its 8-bit sound and pixel animation in live performance that reminds people of old game consoles. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” Feb. 10.

• Petrona Martinez. Colombian vocalist and expert in bullerengue, an Afro-Colombian dance rhythm originally sung only by pregnant women confined to their homes. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Colombia. Feb. 26.

Kennedy Center

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

• Laptop Orchestra: “1[000] Breath.” Tokyo-based collaborative blends interactive computer music with Japanese traditional music. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. $18.

Levine School of Music

Jane Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202/686-8000, www.levineschool.org

• Cabaret Evening: Great American Songs. Vocalist Marilyn Moore and the Levine Jazz Trio. Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers and Hart. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. $40, $45 through the Web site.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• WPAS: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. 7 p.m. Feb. 10. $30-$58.

• BSO Superpops: Art Garfunkel with the BSO. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. $21-$84.

• Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour. Terence Blanchard, trumpet; James Moody, tenor/saxophone/flute; Benny Green, piano/music director; Derrick Hodge, bass; Kendrick Scott, drums; special guest vocalist Nnenna Freelon. 8 p.m. Feb. 19. $25-$58.

National Geographic Society

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

• Junoon, featuring Salman Ahmad, with Falu. Arena rock combines with Sufi poetry. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $30, $35.

• 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: The Big Band Works of Quincy Jones with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Favorites including “The Midnight Sun Will Never Set,” “Stockholm Sweetnin” and “Ironside.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $18-25. Tickets through Smithsonian Resident Associates at residentassociates.org

The National Theatre

Monday Night at The National in the Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Performances at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Admission free but 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.

• Ella And Company: “Call Me Madame!” Expert female illusionists in dazzling deceptions. Feb. 11.

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.

• Beth Patterson. New Orleans-based bouzouki player and singer-songwriter in Celtic-Cajun traditional tunes. Feb. 10.

• Maggie Sansone, Andrea Hoag, Rob Greenway, Matthew Bell. Hammered dulcimer, fiddle, flute, percussion in a musical re-enactment of a Celtic faire. Feb. 17.

• Give Way. The four Johnson sisters from Scotland rock out on fiddle, accordion, whistle, piano, guitar bass and vocals. Feb. 24.

• 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

• Matchbox 20 featuring Alanis Morissette and Mute Math. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $55, $75.

• Blue Man Group How To Be A Megastar Tour 2.1. 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 10. $52, $78.

• Don Omar and El Torito. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $48, $68.

State Theatre

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

• Perpetual Groove. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $12, $14.

• Bruce in the USA: A tribute to Bruce Springsteen. 9 p.m. Feb. 8. $18.

• The Mary Ann Redmond Band. 9 p.m. Feb. 9. $13.

• Vast with the Kin. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. $15, $18.

• Georgetown University’s 32nd Annual Cabaret Rock Concert. Feb. 15.

• The Legwarmers. 9 p.m. Feb. 15, 16. $15. Feb. 16 sold out.

• 22nd Annual Wammie Awards. Doors 7 p.m. Feb. 17. $18, $25 at 703/368-3300, 888/843-0933 or through wamadc.com/wama

• The Machine: America’s Premier Pink Floyd Tribute. 9 p.m. Feb. 23. $15, $18.

• The Radiators, Backyard Tire Fire. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. $15, $18.

• 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.

Verizon Center

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

• Barry Manilow. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $9.99-$250. Limit eight tickets.

• The Return of the Spice Girls World Tour. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. $72.50-$122.50.

• 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

• Michelle Shocked with Erin McKeown. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $20.

• Patty Larkin. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $20.

• An Evening with Last Train Home featuring guitarist Steve Wedemeyer. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. $16.

• BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. $24. Sold out.

• The Subdudes. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $25. Sold out.

• John Waite. Acoustic trio. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $35.

• Washington Saxophone Quartet. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $30.

• Celtic Fiddle Festival: Kevin Burke, Christian LeMaitre, Andre Brunet, Ged Foley. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. $22. Sold out.

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

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