Cabaret, Etc.

CAFE PROMENADE -- Helen Day, Saturday. 5225 Pooks Hill Rd., Bethesda. 301-897-5020.

MAMA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT -- Danielle Westphal & Company, Thursday. 9715 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-385-2646.

MURDER MYSTERY PLAYERS -- "A Vote for Murder," Saturday at 8. Dave & Buster's, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-230-5151.

MURDER UPON REQUEST -- "Just Killing Time," Friday and Saturday at 8. Arlington Hilton Hotel, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-379-8108.

SAVOY SUITES -- The Mayor Faith & Jude Quintet, Friday. 2505 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-625-5060.

Comedy

THE IMPROV -- Pablo Francisco, Friday-Sunday; Sue Murphy, Thursday. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008.

JAMMIN' JAVA -- Screaming Puppets Improv Comedy, Sunday. 231 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566.

JOKES ON US -- Xantha, Thursday. 312 Main St., Laurel. 301-490-1993.

PREMIERE -- Brad Reeder, Friday-Saturday. Best Western Fairfax, 3535 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-257-3869.

RAM'S HEAD TAVERN -- The Capitol Steps, Friday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-5111 or 410-268-4545.

WISEACRES -- Nancy Ryan and Jon Miller, Friday-Saturday. Tysons Westpark Hotel, 8401 Westpark Dr., McLean. 877-947-3227 or 703-734-2800.

ZIG'S -- Dennis Sheehe and Brad Tassel, Saturday. 4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

Country

NICK'S -- Laredo, Friday-Saturday; Southern Winds, Tuesday and Thursday. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. 703-751-8900.

Dance Bands

AMERICA -- Orquestra Melao, Thursday. 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202-682-9555.

EASTPORT CLIPPER -- Bayside Big Band, Monday. 400 6th St., Annapolis. 301-261-1871 or 410-280-6400.

MELROSE -- The James Jelasic Dance Band, Friday-Saturday. Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M NW. 202-789-1234.

Jazz

ANDAMAN THAI -- Karen Gray & Friends, Friday. 4828 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4676.

BANGKOK BLUES -- The Orpheus Jazz Ensemble, Sunday; Esther Haynes, Tuesday; the Charles Wright Trio, Thursday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095.

BISTRO EUROPA -- Rex Bauer & Friends, Friday; Suzy Francis, Friday-Saturday; Joshua Carr, Tuesday; Fred Barrett & Friends, Wednesday; open mike, Thursday. 715 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-0533.

BLUES ALLEY -- The Christian McBride Group, Friday; Los Hombres Calientes, Saturday-Sunday; Doc Blues & His Screamin' Blue Orchestra, Monday; Black Heritage, Tuesday; the Mark Stanley Quartet, Wednesday; Gato Barbieri, Thursday. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS -- Terry S., Friday; Eddie Jones & Young Buck, Saturday. 2001 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800.

CADA VEZ -- Travessia, Friday. 1438 U St. NW. 202-667-0785.

CAFE MILANO -- The Eric Byrd Trio, Wednesday. 3251 Prospect St. NW. 202-333-6183.

CALVERT HOUSE INN -- The Eric Byrd Trio, Saturday. 6211 Baltimore Ave., Riverdale. 301-864-5220.

CAT'S EYE PUB -- The Phil Cuneff Jazz Trio, Monday. 1730 Thames St., Fells Point, Baltimore. 410-276-9866.

COL. BROOKS TAVERN -- Federal Jazz Commission, Tuesday. 901 Monroe St. NE. 202-529-4002.

COLUMBIA STATION -- The Peter Edelman Trio, Monday. 2325 18th St. NW. 202-462-6040.

CRYSTAL GATEWAY MARRIOTT -- Dan Skoler, Jerry Freshley & Dick Green, Wednesday-Thursday. 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington. 703-920-3230.

ELLINGTON'S -- Keith Washington & Amafujo, Friday; Nicholas Mack & Dennis Turner, Saturday; Vince Evans & Donna Curtis, Thursday. 424 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-8308.

FELIX -- The Satin Doll Trio, Monday. 2406 18th St. NW. 202-483-3549.

FINO -- The Peter Edelman Trio, Tuesday; Project Natale, Wednesday. 3033 M St. NW. 202-337-4500.

49 WEST -- Rob Levit & Company, Thursday. 49 West Street, Annapolis. 410-626-9796.

ICE HOUSE CAFE -- The Mike Geller Quartet, Friday; Judy Willing, Saturday. 760 Elden St., Herndon. 703-437-4500.

LAPORTA'S -- Jim Olsen, Monday; Vincent Franco, Tuesday; Satin Doll Trio, Thursday. 1600 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-683-6313.

MADAM'S ORGAN -- One Night Stand, Monday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

MARCELLO'S -- The Web Grant Trio, Sunday. 774-A Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-7401.

MARKET INN -- Mike Flaherty's Dixieland Direct, Sunday brunch. 200 E St. SW. 202-554-2100.

MARKET STREET GRILL -- The Mykle Lyons Band, Friday-Sunday. 1800 Presidents St., Reston. 703-709-6262.

MR. HENRY'S -- The Kevin Cordt Quartet, Friday-Saturday. 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-546-6886.

NEW DEAL CAFE -- John Guernsey, Saturday. 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642.

OCEANGRILL -- Frank Plumer & Mary Ann Borrelli, Friday-Saturday. 4866 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-941-9059.

PAISANO'S -- The James Bazen Big Band, Wednesday. 316 N. Washington St., Rockville. 301-424-0444.

RED TOMATO -- The Joker's Wild, Thursday. 2030 M St. NW. 202-463-9030.

RITZ-CARLTON/ARLINGTON -- The Satin Doll Trio, Saturday. 1250 Hayes St., Arlington. 703-415-5000.

ST. ELMO'S COFFEE PUB -- The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet, Thursday. 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-739-9268.

SALA THAI/ARLINGTON -- Danielle Westphal & Company, Saturday. 2900 N. 10th St., Arlington. 703-465-2900.

SALA THAI/D.C. -- Steve Herberman, Thursday. 3507 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-237-2777.

SANTA FE EAST -- Joe Forry & Friends, Friday-Saturday. 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-548-6900.

SIGNATURE'S -- Project Natale, Tuesday. 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-5900.

STAR SALOON -- The Karl Anthony Quartet, Thursday. 518 10th St. NW. 202-347-6333.

STARLAND CAFE -- The Brooks Tegler Quartet, Sunday. 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-244-9396.

TEATRO GOLDONI -- The Lady Byron Trio, Friday-Saturday; Harold Kaufman & Friends, Thursday. 1909 K St. NW. 202-955-9494.

TEL AVIV -- Tim Eyerman, Phil Flowers Jr. & Effie Tovia, Thursday. 4869 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9068.

TWINS -- The Jim Snidero Quartet, Friday-Saturday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072.

U-TOPIA -- The Ricky Loza Trio, Friday-Saturday; Pam Bricker & Chuck Underwood, Wednesday; the Wayne Wilentz Trio, Thursday. 1418 U St. NW. 202-483-7669.

UNCLE SAM'S -- Satin Doll, Sunday. 1440 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg. 540-787-1990.

VIGNOLA'S CAFE -- Nell Downey, Friday-Saturday. 113 N. Washington St., Rockville. 301-340-2350.

WHITLOW'S ON WILSON -- Stephanson, Mitchell, Previti & Hart, Wednesday. 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-9693.