- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Athenaeum

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

• Lisa Taylor. Wammie-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer. 7 p.m. March 13. $10.

• Carey Colvin and Granger Helvey. Acoustic guitar, electric bass, percussion, vocals. 7 p.m. April 10. $10.

• Laura Baron. Singer. 7 p.m. May 8. $10.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

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

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

• Indigo: “Songs from the Heart and Other Vital Organs.” Atlas’ Cabaret series features singer and voice teacher Doug Bowles and pianist/arranger/composer Howard Brietbart for selections from the Great American Song Book. In the Loft. 9 p.m. March 22. $17.50, $22.50 plus two drink minimum.

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

• Jill Scott. The Grammy-winning R&B;, soul and jazz singer and songwriter, with Raheem Devaughn and Malik Yusef. 8 p.m. March 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.

• Second Annual Capitol Blues Festival, with Bobby Blue Bland, Clarence Carter, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Marvin Sease, Roy C., The Soul Children, Shirley Brown. 8 p.m. March 28. $65.

• Ultimate Doo Wop Show. The Drifters featuring Charlie Thomas, Terry Johnson’s Flamingos, Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Clovers, Barbara Lewis, The Marcels, Johnnie & Joe, The Rama Lama Big Band. 8 p.m. March 29. $55, $65.

1st Mariner Arena

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

• Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z: Heart of the City Tour. 7:30 p.m. March 26. $49.75-$124.75. Sold out.

• Casting Crowns. 7 p.m. March 27. $19.50-$77.

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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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 on board. 8:30 p.m. March 28. $48-$88.

• East Village Opera Company. Classic arias reinterpreted as rock songs. 8 p.m. March 29. $20-$40.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Library Building, 801 K St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Kiplinger Research Library 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Women’s History Month programs. All events free but registration encouraged through 202/383-1850 or [email protected] 202/383-1850, www.historydc.org

• Concert: “From Baroque to Contemporary with a Latin Tinge.” An evening with pianist Ruth Rose. 6:30 p.m. March 26.

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 23rd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. Mayor Adrian M. 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.

• WPAS: Men and Women of the Gospel Mass Choir. With the Heritage Signature Chorale and guest soloists in “Done Made My Vow,” based on melodies from spirituals. 4 p.m. March 30. $25-$58.

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

• 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 free concerts. March 26, 27, 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 Encore Creativity 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

• 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.

• Winard Harper. Jazz drummer mixes post-bebop and Afro-centric sensibilities. Part of the Kennedy Center KC Jazz Club Series. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 21. $25. 7:30 p.m. performance sold out.

Mexican Cultural Institute

2829 16th St. NW. 202/728-1647, portal.sre.gob.mx/imw

• In Series: Viva Zarzuela! A Spanish light opera combo: “Cecilia Valdes” (1932) and “La revoltosa” (1897). With a serenade of Mexican songs. 8 p.m. March 28, 29 and April 4; 6 p.m. March 30; 3 p.m. April 5 and 6. March 28-April 6. $18-$33. 202/315-1323, 202/315-1325, www.inseries.org

National Geographic Society

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

• St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Grada. Traditional and contemporary Irish music mixed with Breton, Eastern European, and other regional styles from a group based in Dublin and Galway. 7:30 p.m. March 17. $24, $28.

National Geographic Society

“Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad” at Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. Performances by jazz and urban musicians who have been selected to represent the United States overseas. 6 and 7:15 p.m. Free; no reservations or tickets required. 202/857-7700, www.nationalgeographic.com/nglive

• The Maya Azucena Band bridges soul, hip-hop, world and funk, 6 p.m.; Alvin Atkinson and the Sound Merchants meld heavy jazz and blues with international rhythms and melodies, 7:15 p.m. March 27.

National Museum of Natural History

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


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.

• The Laureen O’Neill-James Irish Dancers. Jigs and step dances for St. Patrick’s Day. March 17.

• Clancyworks Dance Company In “Taking Steps.” An evening of dance with walls, people and ladders. March 24.

• The $inging $tockbrokers’ Razz-M-Tazz Revue. A musical cabaret of American standards, laughs and ‘Ol Blue Eyes himself. March 31.

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 with Bullet For My Valentine. 5 p.m. March 17. $33.

• Juanes. 7 p.m. March 30. $48-$78.

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

• 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

• Hurt, Course of Nature, Revel. 8:30 p.m. March 13. $10.

• 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.

• Toubab Krewe. 8:30 p.m. March 19. $10, $12.

• Auktyon. Russian rock ‘n’ roll. 8:30 p.m. March 20. $20, $23.

• Leon Russell. 9 p.m. March 21. $19.

• Johnny Winter. 9 p.m. March 22. $26.

• Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers. 8:30 p.m. March 27. $13, $15.

• Victor Wooten. 9 p.m. March 28. $25.

• The Speaks with Dreaming of Eden, Square Trio, P.I. 8 p.m. March 29. $11, $13.

Strathmore: The Mansion

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 26. $10.

Strathmore: The Music Center

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

• 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.

• Anne Murray. The Grammy-winning Canadian singer. 8 p.m. March 18. $35-$68.

• Angelique Kidjo. The Benin-born four-time Grammy nominee blends Jazz, funk, salsa, reggae, rumba, souk and makossa. 8 p.m. March 26. $18-$40. Some seats sold out.

• The Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Modern bluegrass. 8 p.m. March 28. $19-$40.

Voice of America

Auditorium, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W. 202/203-4959, www.voanews.com

• Smithsonian’s 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 202/633-3030 or residentassociates.org

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/255-1900, 703/255-1868, www.wolftrap.org. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500.

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

• Austin Lounge Lizards. Progressive country-bluegrass band. 8 p.m. March 20. $20.

• Girlyman. New York folk trio with special guest We’re About 9. 8 p.m. March 26. $16.

• Jonathan Edwards. Former member of the Seldom Scene. 8 p.m. March 27. $20.

• John Eaton Series: Celebrating 20 Years at Wolf Trap. Jazz, blues, and Broadway with jazz bassist Tommy Cecil. 7:30 p.m. March 29. $25.

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