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March 15, 2007|By [SHANISE WINTERS]

Jump-rope rock

The lowdown -- Tonight at the Ottobar you'll find jump roping a little more intense than recess and a little less hard-core than boot camp. Punk Rope -- jump-rope classes with a punk-rock soundtrack -- aims to improve your coordination, agility, balance and your jump-roping skills. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and no equipment is necessary.

If you go -- Punk Rope classes start at 8 and 10 tonight at the Ottobar. 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar. com.

Autumn Defense

The lowdown -- You might just forget what season it is this Saturday at Fletcher's Bar as multi-instrumentalists John Stirratt and Pat Sansone perform hits from their self-titled release, The Autumn Defense. The musicians, who are also members of the Grammy-award winning band Wilco, paired up in early 1999 and have released three full-length albums as a duo. U.K. musician the Singleman Affair will also perform.

If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Fletcher's Bar is at 701 S. Bond St. Call 410- 558-1889 or go to fletchersbar. com.

Ukulele man

The lowdown -- Though you might find it difficult to pronounce his last name, it will be easy to recognize the talents of ukulele prodigy Jake Shimabukuro this Saturday. Known for his lightning-fast fingers and his innovative ukulele techniques, Shimabukuro performs jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock to show that this traditional Hawaiian instrument is anything but.

If you go -- Shimabukuro takes the stage at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $21 for the all-ages show. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramshead

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