The telephone number for tonight's concert by C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band at the Kennedy-Warren Ballroom is 301-681- 8536. The number was incorrect in yesterday's Weekend section. (Published 12/1/90)
DOCTOR NIGHTLIFE is zydeco-ing to the Kennedy-Warren Ballroom Saturday to see the real red-hot thing -- squeezebox scion C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band ($11; 301/681-8586). Bayou blood is thicker even than bayou water, and this son always rises, anyway. Cash bar, but bring your own Tabasco. Elsewhere: FRIDAY
THE TENOR OF TANIA -- Most scat singers have voices like reed instruments, with the breath-warmed timbre of a fine clarinet, that most human of inanimate voices. When Brazilian jazz sultana Tania Maria scats, she sounds more like an electric guitar: deeply resonant (sometimes well into the tenor tenor) and oddly reserved, her voice blends into the band as another instrument. Her lack of emotion serves her own restless samba-flavored instrumentals well enough, but such covers as "Satisfaction" (which offers very little range for any singer) are strangely disengaged (through Sunday at Blues Alley: $17.50; 202/337-4141).
MOSE-ING ALONG -- In a bluesier key -- but not much more bass -- class-in-himself pianist Mose Allison appears through Sunday at the King of France Tavern in Annapolis ($10; 301/261-2206 or 301/263-2641). Allison says they call him progressive in the South, folkie in the North. That's the play some, mix 'em line. SATURDAY
IT'S A HOOT -- Philadelphia's Hooters were off to a rollicking start -- we can remember doing 360s in the snow to "And We Danced" -- but the last round sounded like "500 Miles" of bad road. Still, as they themselves know, "you can't get blood from a stone," and they've been struggling to freshen up the formula ever since. Live, they can still wind it out (at Hammerjack's: $7.50; 301/752-3302).
MASTER BRASS -- Celebrating 30 years together, the American Brass Quintet offers a concert of Elizabethan consort music; new works by Jan Bach, Eric Ewazen and David Snow; a transcription of three Brahms chorale preludes (Op. 122) and a suite of homegrown American music. At 7:30, a half-hour before curtain time, Franz Streitweisser, founder of the Streitweisser Foundation Trumpet Museum in Pottstown, Pa., will give a lecture explaining some of the antique (and in some cases, obscure) brass instruments from his 400-item collection. Tickets are $17, $14.50 for students and seniors (full-time students with ID can buy remaining tickets at the door for $5); 301/403-4240).
CLASSICAL JAZZ -- Pianist George Shearing and Avery Fisher prize-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman make their first joint appearance -- the beginning of what they see as a long-term collaboration -- at George Mason's Center for the Arts, with a program that includes not only Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and George Gershwin but Bach, Debussy and Stravinsky. Bill Douglas, who also contributes a composition to the program, will add bassoon and piano; Neal Swainson provides bass ($14 to $22; 703/764-7970).
THAT DO-RIGHT SWING THING -- Boogie baby sax symbol Deanna Bogart and her band jump-start the Washington Swing Dance Committee's benefit for the Alzheimer's Association at the National Cathedral School's Whitby Gym (on the cathedral grounds, Woodley Road NW just off Wisconsin). Ken & Donna, the Fred & Ginger of swing dance instruction, offer a workshop at 8, dance at 9 ($15; 301/652-6446).
COASTING INTO THE CHARGE CARD ARENA -- Well, it's that time of year, so if you have to be flashing plastic at Fair Oaks Mall, at least you get a free bit of fun at the same time. The Coasters rehash their hits ("Love Potion No. 9," "Yakety-Yak," etc.) for the holidazed at 11 and 2; next Saturday (Dec. 8) it's the Marvelettes, and Dec. 15 the Drifters do their Santa sleigh thing ("Up on the Roof"). SUNDAY
FRET-FUL FRIPPERIES -- Robert Fripp, the electronic-art guitar darling, leads a new graduating class of his League of Crafty Guitarists school at the Bayou ($15.50; 202/333-2897). Fripp can be fascinating or frustrating; sometimes almost rococo, and often confounding. Almost always, he requires stamina -- yours, not his. TUESDAY
COLOUR THEM HERE -- Living Colour started off with a bang -- the band that was going to forge a new, new-NRG black rock 'n' roll -- but they're still polishing the formula. In their case, live is always better. At the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum ($18.50; 800/543-3041).
KITT-CAT CLUB -- It's hard to know whether to put Eartha Kitt in the category of singer or slinker; her femme fatale act as dancer, singer and Broadway star have all merged to make her an almost mythical marquee marquise. Camp it may be, but it carries a punch. And if, like the Doctor, you carry a torch for those torchy times when a "leather nightclub" referred to the furniture, do your own sultry thing at Anton's 1201 (through Sunday: $26.50; 202/783-1201). THURSDAY
THE X-ISTENTIAL EXENE -- Well, not exactly; but Exene Cervenka remains as knife-sharp (lyrics and vocals) and as unapologetic as she was in the hard times. Cervenka still believes in collaboration; but in her current partnership with late-X addition Tony Gilkyson, she sounds a little riper than in the Doe days (at the 9:30 club: $9; 202/390-0930).