Cabaret, Etc.

MYSTERY DINNER PLAYHOUSE -- "Marriage Can Be Murder!," through Nov. 19. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday- Thursday at 7:30. Sheraton Pentagon South, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. 888-471-4802.

Comedy

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

THE IMPROV -- Jake Johannsen, Friday-Sunday; Charles Fleischer, Tuesday-Thursday. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008.

LAFTERHOURS -- Nick DiPaolo, Friday-Saturday. 14114 Lee Hwy., Centreville. 703-266-8888.

STATE THEATRE -- Allan Goodwin, Chris White and Herbie Gill, Saturday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300.

ZIG'S -- Shawn Jones, Friday-Saturday. 4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

Country

NICK'S -- The Dallas Band, Friday-Saturday; Southern Winds, Tuesday and Thursday. 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, Saturday. Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M NW. 202-789-1234.

94TH AERO SQUADRON -- The Frankie Condon Big Band, Tuesday. 5240 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. 301-699-9400.

Jazz

ASIA BISTRO -- Danielle Westphal, Thursday. 1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington. 703-413-2002.

BLUE WATER GRILLE -- Andre Fox, Tuesday. 5127 Westfield Blvd., Centreville. 703-803-1040.

BLUES ALLEY -- Joey DeFrancesco & George Coleman, Friday-Sunday; Phase II, Monday; Tony Desare, Tuesday; the Hod O'Brien Trio, Wednesday; the Dave Stryker-Steve Slagle Group, Thursday. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

BRAVO'S -- Andre Fox, Friday. 11250 James Swart Circle, Fairfax. 703-352-0260.

CAFE CITRON -- Alfredo Mohuca and friends, Tuesday. 1343 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-530-8844.

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

CAFE TOULOUSE -- The Edelman-Robertson Quartet, Thursday. 2431 18th St. NW. 202-332-2550.

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

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

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

18TH STREET LOUNGE -- Karen Gray & Elsworth Gibson, Friday. 1212 18th St. NW. 202-466-3922.

ELLINGTON'S -- Sound Chaser, Friday; Diane Daly, Saturday; Jimmy Burrell, Sunday brunch; Mary Flannery & the Rio Garage Band, Wednesday. 424 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-8308.

FELIX -- Zack & Friends, Monday; the Satin Doll Trio, Wednesday. 2406 18th St. NW. 202-483-3549.

FIRESTONE'S -- Project Natale, Saturday; Jason Robbling, Sunday; Nobody's Business, Thursday. 105 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-663-0330.

49 WEST -- The Unified Jazz Ensemble, Tuesday; Rob Levit & Company, Thursday. 49 West Street, Annapolis. 410-626-9796.

HENLEY PARK -- The Queen Aisha Quartet, Friday; the Felicia Carter Quartet, Saturday. 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-414-0500.

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

JOJO'S -- The Edelman-Lavendar Duo, Sunday brunch. 1518 U St. NW. 202-319-9350.

LAPORTA'S -- The Satin Doll Trio, Thursday. 1600 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-683-6313.

L'APPETITO -- Frank Plumer, Sunday brunch. 5105 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-966-9797.

LILLY'S -- The Bob Tublin Trio, Friday. Savoy Hotel, 2505 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-9700.

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

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

MON AMI GABI -- The Greg Harrison Band, Tuesday. 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-1234.

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

OZIO -- Andre Fox & David Cribs, Monday; Andre Fox & Harold Lewis, Wednesday. 1813 M St. NW. 202-833-6000.

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

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- Keiko Matsui, Sunday; Al DiMeola, Wednesday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-5111 or 410-268-4545.

RESTAURANT KOLUMBIA -- Project Natale, Friday. 1801 K St. NW. 202-331-5551.

RITZ-CARLTON/D.C. -- The Bertram McLeish Trio, Friday; the Christopher Linman Quartet, Saturday; the Dan Burbine Trio, Thursday. 1150 22nd St. NW. 202-974-5500.

SAFARI STEAKHOUSE -- Familiar Faces, Friday. 9430 Annapolis Rd., Lanham. 301-459-8100.

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

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

SALA THAI/BETHESDA -- Karen Gray & friends, Friday; the Steve Herberman Trio, Thursday. 4838 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4676.

SALA THAI/D.C. -- Karen Gray & friends, Thursday. 1301 U St. NW. 202-462-1333.

SANGHA CAFE -- Carrie Shull, Reuben Radding & Tara Flandreau, Friday. 7014 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-3214.

SMITHSONIAN JAZZ CAFE -- Joshua Breakstone, 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; Soundproof, Thursday. 6914 Fourth St. NW. 202-829-1999.

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

202-955-9494.

TEL AVIV -- Juanita Williams, Jared Arosemena, Todd Gooden & Effie Tovia, Thursday. 4869 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9068.

THYME OUT -- The Perry Conticchio Quartet, Sunday. 6821 Reed St., Bethesda. 301-656-3712.

TIMPANO -- The Warren Otis Fisher Trio, Saturday. 12031 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-6939.

TRYST -- The Edelman-Robertson Quartet, Tuesday; the LoveSomeThing Trio, Wednesday. 2459 18th St. NW. 202-232-5500.

TWINS JAZZ -- Erik Deutsch and Sonya Vallet, Friday; Armand Ntep, Saturday; HWJ & Corcoran Holt, Wednesday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072.

TWINS LOUNGE -- The Steve Williams Quartet featuring Paul Carr, Friday-Saturday. 5516 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-882-2523.

U-TOPIA -- The Wayne Wilentz Trio, Thursday. 1418 U St. NW. 202-483-7669.