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 at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS
The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Cris Jacobs has a free show on Tuesday in the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance. Friday is a zydeco dance party with Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe. The Creative Alliance presents sacred steel with The Campbell Brothers at B’nai Israel on Sunday at 4:30pm. 410-276-1651
There’s an open mic at The 8×10 on Tuesday. 410-625-2000
Will Kimbrough is at the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC on Tuesday. 202.496.2020
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday & Wednesday: Tab Benoit; Thursday: Chris Smither; Saturday: Jesse Colin Young; Sunday: The Box Tops. 410-268-4545
Songside Concerts at Historic Jessops Church in Sparks, MD presents Chris Smither on Wednesday.
Raymond Morin is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. Saturday is Katie Lataur. (410) 637-3728
Jazz pianist Peter Beets brings “Chopin meets the Blues” to Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Wednesday.
WTMD’s free First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages: Family of The Year, Typhoon, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Danielia Cotton, Natalie Prass, and Lauren Ruth Ward. Music starts at 5:30pm.
Joe Scala & the Marksmen are at The Handlebar Cafe on Caroline Street on Thursday. (443) 438-7065
Also Thursday, it’s Country Night & Two-Stepping with Rusty Sal at the Ottobar. 410-662-0069
Cocek! Brass Band are at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore on Thursday. 410-752-7272
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Amadou & Mariam; Friday: Kelly Willis and Chris Knight. 703-549-7500
On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Susan Werner with Joe Crookston at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099
Dare to Be Square DMV Dance Weekend is Friday through Sunday in Prince William Forest Park, VA.
Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are at the Fells Point Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9am to noon.
On Friday, Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali is at Tropicalia in Washington. Palestinian oud and Iranian daf duo Huda and Kamyar open. (202) 629-4535
It’s Saturday Night Swing with the Columbia Big Band at The Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods in Columbia.
The Kennedys are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Amy Rigby with host Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Jim Sharkey, and Lark Rize at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121