As for music venues, the aforementioned Nanny O’Brien’s hosts surprise visits by Irish performers visiting DC, not to mention The Barns at Wolf Trap (as opposed to the Filene Center). Special fondness for the Birchmere, 9:30, and the Kennedy Center. Also, the local comedy clubs host some surprises from time to time. Go with the flow – we’ve had some of our best times in both unexpected ways & places! (If there is a Celtic festival or Renassiance Faire when you’re in the area, DON’T MISS ‘EM!) Too bad Hammerjack’s in Baltimore closed! Lousy neighborhood, WONDERFUL old-fashioned metal music!