Alexandria's Birchmere offers a night of lesbian cabaret and comedy this Saturday, Oct. 22. The stunning lesbian performer Suede, who got her start in D.C. and Baltimore but has long made Cape Cod her home, provides the cabaret, applying her rich, moving contralto voice to mostly jazz standards, with some pop and blues thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile, Vickie Shaw, a Texas-raised spitfire who you've no doubt seen on Comedy Central (if not an Olivia Cruise) provides the laughs. They're together on one bill for a knockout of a night. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $29.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit birchmere.com.