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. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
Lula Wiles is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Monday. Tuesday it’s the Page Turners. 410.752.4515
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
There’s harmony singing on Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Saturday is a ukulele workshop and a concert by Rachel Manke. (410) 637-3728
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Tuesday: In The Vane Of….The Grateful Dead: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Grateful Dead Inspired Originals; Wednesday: Kasey Chambers w/Jen Van Meter; Saturday afternoon: Young Dubliners w/Andy Stack & Adrien Reju. 410-268-4545
Simrit brings Greek Orthodox chants from her native Greece with West African influences from her studies in the American South to St. Francis Hall in Washington, DC on Tuesday.
Wednesday, Naughty Professor will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
The Sounds of Kolachi, a 10-piece group from Pakistan, are at Tropicalia in Washington on Thursday. (202) 629-4535 http://www.tropicaliadc.com/ And they’ll be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Friday at 6:00.
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features three singer/songwriters in the round: Heather Aubrey Lloyd from ilyAIMY, Victoria Vox, and Kipyn Martin. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
Jonatha Brooke is at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Saturday is an evening of percussive dance with Leo Sandoval, Nic Gareiss + Cleek Shrey. 410-276-1651
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music presents guitarist Jim Hurst at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Newark, DE on Friday. (302) 321-6466
Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray are at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Herndon VA on Friday. 703-435-8377
Also Friday, Mandolin Orange are at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. 301-600-2828
WTMD’s 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Chili Bowl is Saturday from noon to 4pm at WTMD studios in Towson featuring over 30 chili contestants, a new restaurant category, and music by Haint Blue and The Kurt Deemer Band. Tickets at Missiontix.com.
Also Saturday, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet are at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown 301.528.2260
There’s a benefit concert for musician Lou Shach on Sunday. Eight bands, including Gypsy Dawg, The Old Part of Town, and The Polkats, start at 1:00pm at Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Reisterstown.
Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Michael Raitzyk and a surprise guest with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Peter Mulvey is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Sunday. 703/255-1566