Cabaret, Etc.

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

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

Comedy

COMEDYSPORTZ -- Friday-Saturday. Third floor, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-486-4242.

SYNERGY -- Tim Hawkins, Friday. 4935 Harford Ave., Beltsville. 240-351-7458.

ZIG'S -- Alyn Ball, Saturday. 4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

Country

NICK'S -- Southern Winds, Tuesday. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. 703-751-8900.

Dance Bands

CANCUN CANTINA -- The Bayside Big Band, Monday. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. 410-761-6188.

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

Jazz

BLUES ALLEY -- Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau, Friday-Saturday; the Jacques Johnson Group, Monday; Captain Fly's Legends Review, Wednesday. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

CAFE JAPONE -- The Richard Seals Trio, Wednesday. 2032 P St. NW. 202-223-1573.

CITY VIEW -- Project Natale, Friday. 6700 Security Blvd., Woodlawn. 410-944-4013.

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

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

DEAN & DELUCA -- Project Natale, Sunday brunch. 3276 M St. NW. 202-342-2500.

ELLINGTON'S -- Extensions, Friday; Diane DeJames Daly, Saturday; Jimmy Burrell, Sunday brunch; open mike with Mary Flannery, Wednesday. 424 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-8308.

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

HENLEY PARK -- The Sam Smith Quartet, Friday; the Big Joe Maher Bill Heid Quartet, Saturday. 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-414-0500.

ICE HOUSE CAFE -- Donna Salter, Friday; Judy Willing, Saturday. 760 Elden St., Herndon. 703-437-4500.

LAPORTA'S -- The Sharon Clark Trio, Friday-Saturday; Martini Red, Sunday; David Braithwaite, Monday; Jim Olsen, Tuesday; the Yvette Rivers Trio, Wednesday; the Golden Gobbler Turkey Trio, Thursday. 1600 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-683-6313.

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

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

MATSUTAKE -- LaMont Michell & Friends, Friday-Saturday. 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-351-8787.

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

MRS. K'S TOLL HOUSE -- Project Natale, Tuesday. 9201 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-589-3500.

NEW DEAL CAFE -- {scheck} John Guernsey, Friday-Saturday. 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642.

NEWS CAFE -- Jazz Neighbors, Saturday-Sunday brunch. 3056 M St. NW. 202-965-5535.

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

POTOWMACK LANDING -- Brian Williams, Sunday brunch. 1 Marina Dr., Alexandria. 703-548-0001.

REGGIE'S KAFE & LOUNGE -- Johnny Steele, Friday; David Cole, Saturday. 4881 Glenn Dale Rd., Bowie. 301-809-2615.

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

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

SMITHSONIAN JAZZ CAFE -- The Chuck Redd Quartet, Friday. National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution NW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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

TAKOMA STATION -- Familiar Faces, Wednesday. 6914 Fourth St. NW. 202-829-1999.

TEATRO GOLDINI -- Collector's Edition, Saturday. 1909 K St. NW. 202-955-9494.

THYME OUT -- The Night & Day Trio, Friday. 6821 Reed St., Bethesda. 301-656-3712.

TRYST -- The LoveSomeThing Trio, Wednesday. 2459 18th St. NW. 202-232-5500.

TWINS JAZZ -- T.K. Blue, Friday-Saturday; HWJ featuring Corcoran Holt & HWJ, Wednesday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072.

U-TOPIA -- Pam Bricker & Chuck Underwood, Wednesday. 1418 U St. NW. 202-483-7669.