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 -- Adam Ferrara, Friday-Sunday; Pablo Francisco, Wednesday-Thursday. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008.

WISEACRES -- Mike Dambra and Joe Fico, Friday-Saturday. Tysons Westpark Hotel, 8401 Westpark Dr., McLean. 877-947-3227 or 703-734-2800.

ZIG'S -- Lawrence Owens, Friday. 4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

Country

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

Dance Bands

BAMBOO BERNIE'S -- The Bayside Big Band, Thursday. 8359 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Pasadena. 410-647-6100.

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

Jazz

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

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

BLUES ALLEY -- Pieces of a Dream, Friday-Sunday; Steve Washington, Monday; Glenn Wilson, Tuesday; Tom Principato, Wednesday; Keith Ailer, Thursday. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS -- Jacques "the Saxman" Johnson, Saturday; Afro Jazz Groove, Thursday. 2001 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800.

BOSSA BISTRO -- Touch Acoustra, Monday and Thursday. 2463 18th St. NW. 202-667-0088.

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.

CESCO TRATTORIA -- Bart Stringham, Wednesday. 4871 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-8333.

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

CLYDE'S -- 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. 410-730-2829.

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.

COPRA -- Project Natale, Saturday. 313 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-727-6080.

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

ELLINGTON'S -- Potomac Jazz Project, Saturday. 424 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-8308.

EXTRA VIRGIN -- The Greg Jenkins Trio, Wednesday. 4053 S. 28th St,. Arlington. 703-998-8474.

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

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

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

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

JUSTE LOUNGE -- The Perry Conticchio Quartet, Sunday. 6921 Reed St., Bethesda. 301-656-3712.

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.

MAYORGA COFFEE -- Bill Freed, Friday. 8210 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-2485.

MAYORGA COFFEE -- Laura Baron, Pat Quinn, Annie Sidley & Gina DeSimone, Thursday. 8040 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-562-9090.

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

MULLIGAN'S -- Cheek to Cheek, Thursday. University of Maryland Golf Course, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-314-6638.

MY BROTHER'S PLACE -- Project Natale, Wednesday. 237 Second St. NW. 202-347-1350.

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.

RESTAURANT KOLUMBIA -- Andrea LeBlanc & Malcolm Campbell, 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.

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

SOUTH RIVER CAFE -- Karen Gray & the Unified Jazz Ensemble, Wednesday. 48 S. River Rd., Edgewater. 410-956-0739.

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.

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

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

TWINS JAZZ -- HWJ & Corcoran Holt, Wednesday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072.

TWINS LOUNGE -- Rock Creek Jazz, Thursday. 5516 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-882-2523.

U-TOPIA -- The Wayne Wilentz Group with Cheryl Jones, Sunday; the Wayne Wilentz Trio, Thursday. 1418 U St. NW. 202-483-7669.