The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC presents a Monday performance by Algerian experimental theater company Istijmam and Tuesday, it’s Afro-Arab taarab music from Zanzibar by Rajab Suleiman & Kithara. Shows are at 6:00 PM.
Tuesday, bassist and bandleader Richard Bona from Cameroon will be at the Howard Theatre in Washington. (202) 803-2899
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Tuesday: G. Love & Special Sauce w/ Skribe (solo); Wednesday: Joe Purdy w/ Alice Phoebe Lou; Thursday: ‘New’ Pockets & Grainger; Friday: Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown 50th Anniversary Tour; Saturday: Hal Ketchum; Sunday: The Kingston Trio. 410-268-4545
The American Folklife Center presents free Cajun music and Louisiana honky-tonk by Yvette Landry Trio at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
Uptown Concerts presents Canadian singer/songwriter Garnet Rogers at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The Marcus King Band and Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000
Also Thursday, Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio play at Evenings in Olde Towne in Gaithersburg.
The Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering at Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County, PA is Friday to Sunday. Simple Gifts, Rachel Eddy, and Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly are just some of the instructors for workshops and master classes including Building a Crankie!
Friday, Charm City Junction are at Germano’s Piattini Restaurant in Little Italy. 410.752.4515
Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus is at the Creative Alliance on Friday. 410-276-1651
Rachael Sage is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Friday. 703/255-1566
The Old Part of Town plays at The Woodshop in Gambrills, MD on Saturday.
There’s a Cajun and zydeco dance with Nutalusa in Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage, MD on Saturday.
Jonathan Edwards with The Seldom Scene will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Saturday. 703-549-7500
Sunday at 6pm, Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio play at “Dinner at Dusk,” the Guilford community picnic and music in the park in Sherwood Gardens.
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Sean McGhee of Side By Side, Old Town Tradition, and Molly Hardin from the Pacific Northwest at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121
JD Wilkes and Dex Romweber are at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Sunday. 202-556-2050