There’s an open mic hosted by Rob Hinkal at Teavolve Cafe on Monday with featured artist Ariella Joy. 410-522-1907
The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter on York Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. 888.646.BFMS
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Leo Kottke; Friday: The Best of Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix feat. Kelly Bell, Sean Chyun, Patty Reese, and Mama Moon; Saturday afternoon: Livingston Taylor; Sunday: Deanna Bogart Band. 410-268-4545
The 5th Annual Post-Thanksgiving Concert by Charm City Junction and Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is Friday at Stony Run Friends Meeting House.
Greg Schatz from New Orleans and from Baltimore, Seth Kibel Quintet feat. Flo Anito, are at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Sunday it’s bluegrass with Dry Branch Fire Squad at B’nai Israel. 410-276-1651
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: The Dirty Grass Players w/ Wicked Sycamore; Saturday: 2 shows with Eric Byrd Trio; Sunday: Ellis Dyson & The Shambles. 443.283.1200
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: The Seldom Scene and The Dry Branch Fire Squad. 703-549-7500
Pescatore has a record release celebration at The Windup Space on North Avenue on Saturday. 410-244-8855
Black Masala is at The Motor House in Station North on Saturday. (410) 637-8301
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents songwriter, composer, producer, synthesist, and world-renown thereminist Shueh-li Ong at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611
Elliott Murphy is at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Saturday at 6:00.
The Azalea City Recordings holiday concert and live radio broadcast is Sunday at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD featuring Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, Zoe Mulford, Seth Kibel, Joe Uehlein, Jesse Palidofsky, and Annette Wasilik.
The inaugural Focus Music concert at Island Pride Oasis in Gaithersburg, MD features Pat Wictor with String Theory on Sunday. 703.380.3151
Eric Byrd Trio has two shows at The Hamilton in Washington DC on Sunday. 202-787-1000