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Arts and entertainment events in Richmond.

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Wednesday 21



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Colors of Life The Gallery Art and Design presents a Gala Benefit and Auction for Children's Hospital featuring an international photo contest and a Four Hands Piano Concert by Trudy Lau & Ursula Wang, 7 p.m. at The Jefferson Hotel. Tickets are $200. 228-5826.

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Book Signing The Fountain Bookstore presents Tim Dorsey, author of "Hurricane Punch," at 7 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

China Miéville China Miéville, author of "Un Lun Dun," comes to the Richmond Public Library at 7 p.m. Tickets are free. 101 E. Franklin St. 788-1594.

Poetic Principles The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts series presents Robert Richardson, the author of "Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind," at 6 p.m. Tickets are $4-$6. 200 N. Boulevard. 204-2704.

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Eighth blackbird Six talented musicians in this groundbreaking ensemble play flute, clarinet, violin, piano, cello and percussion, taking contemporary music to new heights, 7:30 p.m. at the Modlin Center. Tickets are $15-$30. 289-8980.

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Virginia Aviation Museum The 50-minute presentation "Black Wings" celebrates the lives of legendary African-American aviators, including tributes to the first African-American combat pilot, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Also Feb. 23. Tickets are $4-$6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

night life

Babes of Carytown Karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-9330.

Bogart's Back Room Anti-Matter Machine (alt-rock), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 553-9998.

Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café 7 Pound Star (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cotton Club Brown Sugar Wednesdays with Bam-Bamm (comedy, poetry, soul), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 721-0694.

County Rib & Ale House Rae of Sunshine Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Cous Cous Fight the Big Bull (big band jazz), 10 p.m., free. 358-0868.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's Richmatic presents Producer's Cup (underground hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Empire Allen Thompson (solo acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Escabar Restaurant Bopcats, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Henton, 7:30 p.m., $17. 521-8900.

Ham's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 965-5520.

J&D's Café Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 266-2331.

LA Grill Mike Shiflett and Friends (jazz, R&B), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 266-3328.

Lucky Buddha Service Industry Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Retrolution (industrial), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar DJ Williams Projekt (soul, jazz, hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Murphy's Law II Casey McCue, 7:30 p.m., free. 739-0800.

Penny Lane Pub Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 780-1682.

Poe's Pub Warm in the Wake (roots, Americana), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café Scattered, Smothered and Covered (bluegrass), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (acoustic), weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Talons Sports and Spirits Buttercup (country), 8 p.m., free. 288-1499

Tobacco Company Chicago Cy, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Velocity Lounge "Latin Night," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, dance lessons at 8:30 p.m., music at 9:30 p.m., $5. 921-2651.

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Maymont Flower & Garden Show The annual show features landscapes exhibits, speakers, the Great Garden Marketplace, "garden music" by Shashana & Rolando, and pretty flowers, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Through Feb. 25. Admission is $6-$14. (800) 332-3976.

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Book Signing Saint Gertrude High School in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents an evening with Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda featuring discussions and a book signing at 7 p.m. 358-9114.

History Talk Dan Carter, author of "When the War Was Over" asks "Is There Still a Dixie? White Southerners and the Future of American Conservatism, 1994-2006," 7:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond. Free. 289-8332.

Langston Hughes Ron McCurdy and Diane Richardson give a talk on "Langston Hughes & The Harlem Renaissance," 7 p.m. at the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

The Writing Show Jason Tesauro, Dallas Hudgens, Judie McCoy and others talk about "Literary Luvin': The How-To's of Passion, Erotica & Romantic Intrigue in Fiction," 6:30 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia's Eureka Theatre. Tickets are $10. 2500 W. Broad St. 474-3575. There's also a signing with the authors at the Fountain Bookstore, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

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Art After Hours The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a winter series with music, art, poetry, food, wine tastings and more Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. through Feb. 22. This week, Mo Debree performs and Tara Moyle reads. Tickets are $5-$60. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

"A Love Affair With Jazz" Hugo Jackson and the Sounds of Elegance perform an evening of music with dinner, St. Joseph's Villa at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10- $20. 261-6030.

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Grace Street Theatre The VCU Dance majors present "VCU Dance Now" featuring "Chalabati: Blessings of the Heart" featuring guest artist Jawole Willa Jo Zollar at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24. Tickets are $15. 934 Grace St. 828-2020.

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Virginia Aviation Museum Two Tuskegee Airmen talk about their wartime experiences at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tickets are $4-$6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

night life

Alley Katz Municipal Waste, I Object, The Tangled Lines, Parasitic, all ages, 7-11 p.m. 643-2816.

Amigo's Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 262-9652.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Former Champions (jazz), 8 p.m., $5. 798-1702.

Azzurro Restaurant Mike Ess, Jon Cannon and Laura Ann Boyd (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 282-1509.

Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Baja Bean Company Karaoke, weekly. 257-5445.

Black Hand Café 804noise presents Super Basic (improvised and avant-garde music), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 382-2597.

Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room Flesh Mountain Boys (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly. 739-8871.

Bubba's Restaurant Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Buffalo Wild Wings (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 672-8732.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roué Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Local Xposure with OPM, Dayspring, Serotonin, Four Stories, Raven's Place, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Capitol Coffee and Desserts D'Santis Duo (jazz), weekly, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Caribbean Mingles Talent showcase (performance, fashion), weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. 397-4032.

Cary Street Café Special Ed & The Shortbus (newgrass), 10 p.m., $6. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ dance night, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

Club Z2 Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 249-9930.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free. 643-2060.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Dixie All Stars Jam, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Europa Escape with Oliver K (dark progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Henton, 7:30 p.m., $17. 521-8900.

Gallery5 Patchwork Collective presents Lavinia, NoBS, J Seger and others, 8 p.m., $5. 644-0005.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

In Your Ear Music and Recording Eddie and Martha Adcock, 7:30 p.m., $20. 320-7067.

Las Casas Grandes Restaurante Casey McCue, 7 p.m., free. 755-2388.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA New Orleans Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Pop '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Reggie Righteous and The Prophets of Funk, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free. 744-8686.

Old City Bar Dave Pollard (singer-songwriter), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Pearl Throwback Thursdays ('80s and '90s), weekly, 6 p.m. 545-8983.

Poe's Pub Cheenon (party rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Southside Future Squad, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beathe (Irish jam), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Rocks DJ L-Roy, weekly, 7 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien (singer-songwriter), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 748-4786.

Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Soul Kitchen (music and poetry), weekly, 8 p.m., $7. 304-6857.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.

Friday 23



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Orchid Elegance The Virginia Orchid Society presents its spring show with displays, artwork competition and other events, noon-6 p.m. at Strange's Garden Center. Through Feb. 25. Free. 12111 W. Broad St. 360-2800.

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International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 3 and 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall 118. This week, "Hawaii, Oslo." 287-6699.

"Life Support" Screening The Byrd Theatre hosts a screening of "Life Support," a film about the African-American AIDS crisis, 8 p.m. 915-5468.

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Book Signing Mystery writer Tim Dorsey signs "Hurricane Punch" at Creatures 'n'; Crooks Bookshoppe at 7 p.m. 3156 W. Cary St. 340-0277.

One-Woman Show Poet Shann Palmer performs "Expedient Exaggeration," poetry and music at Art6 Gallery at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

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Circle of Life Sarah Gartshore, Richard Zeller and the Richmond Symphony Chorus perform works by Mary Howe, Judith Shatin, Haydn and Brahms at 8 p.m. at Second Baptist Church and other locations through Feb. 26. Tickets are $20-$60. 9614 River Road. Call 788-1212 or visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Langston Hughes Jazz Tribute The Langston Hughes Project presents a multimedia presentation of "Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz" with art, spoken word and music by The Ron McCurdy Quartet & Diane Richardson, 8 p.m. at the Singleton Center. Tickets are $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern The Barksdale Theatre presents the bluegrass gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain" at 8 p.m. Through April 28. Tickets are $34-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.

galleries

Artspace "Abstraction" by Jerry Leal, "Playing With The Abstract" by Irving Aronowitz and "Mutliple Page Drawings" by Ken Morgan, open with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through March 18. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Art Works The 2007 Eggstravaganza Egg Art Show, "The Heart of the Matter," paintings by Greig Leach, shows by Ishina Feld and Mandy Musclerat, "Abandon All Hope," digital art by Steven X, and the February All Media Show, open with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through March 18. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

1212 Gallery "Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2007" opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through March 18. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.

night life

Alley Katz Richmond Lucha Libre, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. 643-2816.

Andy's Restaurant Big Boss Man, 9 p.m. 798-9751.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Dixie Power Trio Mardi Gras party, 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bleu Bistro Doug Gibson, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Blues Café Jam with the Jazz Composers Alliance, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 225-7400.

Bogart's Back Room Live music, 10 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Breakers (South Side) The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Shockoe Slip) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $1. 648-8900.

Canal Club Villebillies, 8:30 p.m., $5-$7. 643-2582.

Caribbean Mingles Friday After Work Party with DJ Ace and Rich Boy (hip-hop, R&B, reggae), weekly, 5-8 p.m., $5. 780-0013.

Cary Street Café Joe Prichard & The Recipe (newgrass), 10 p.m., $15. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib & Ale House Bill Roberts, weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Curry House Belly Dance Show, 8:30 p.m., free. 762-4411.

Daddio's Grille Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 754-1448.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Dewey Via & Lickin' Gravy, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Doc Branch & The Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath and Tyke (progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Henton, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Goals Tavern Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 746-5444.

Godfrey's Reflex Dance Night (Brit pop), 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3-$5. 648-3957.

Hard Shell Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Hyperlink Café Sadie Hawkins Dance, 10 p.m., $5. 254-1942.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar New Wave Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

Nonesuch Art & Apparel Flying, Robert Stillman's Horses, 8 p.m., free. 649-4069.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Power 92 Night with DJ Lonnie B and Danja Mowf, weekly, $5-$10. 852-0395.

Poe's Pub William Walter & Company (progressive rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew and DJ Jizzy Trent Dance Party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Gypsy Roots (swing jazz guitar), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Eatery & Pub The Janet Martin Band, 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Sin é Ray Pittman Project, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Sports Page Bar & Grille Casey McCue, 9 p.m., free. 730-8686.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 320-1218.

Thai Curry House Richmond Underground presents Level II (retro electric, dance music), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-7027.

Tobacco Company Lucy Bonilla, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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events

Cedric the Entertainer The stand-up comedian performs at 8 p.m. in the Richmond Coliseum. Tickets are $43.50-$53.50. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Day of Dance A day of exercise and dance with entertainment, healthy food and free health screenings with performances by the Latin Ballet, Ezibu Muntu African Dance and others, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway. Admission is free. 285-2011.

Red Dawg Affair Enjoy a night of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction, music by Baby Huey and the Babysitters and more to support the R. Conrad McAllister, M.D., Cancer Research Fund, 7 p.m.-midnight at the Renaissance Conference Center. Tickets are $75. Call 514-3040 or visit www.reddawgaffair.org.

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Afternoon in Africa A film and cultural festival at the Nicholas Student Center, noon-7 p.m. at the John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus. Admission is free. 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy. 594-1462.

Silent Scream The Richmond Moving Image Co-Op presents four weeks of classic horror films, 10 a.m. at the Richmond Public Library. This week, "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror." Through March 10. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 232-RMIC.

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The Russell Wilson Jazz Ensemble This ensemble gives a modern jazz performance of "Modes for Milt: Exploring the Music of Milt Jackson and the MJQ" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn Theatre IV presents "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," a musical that follows Josh Primm on his move to New York City, starting at 10 a.m. Through March 25. Tickets are $13-$14. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. 344-8040.

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Library of Virginia The Museum of the Confederacy Symposium examines the choices of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. George H. Thomas and others in "The Answers They Were Born to Make: Choosing Sides in the Civil War," 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $45. 800 E. Broad St. 649-1861.

night life

Alley Katz The Influence, OPM, Conshafter, Hero Pattern (alt-rock), all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5. Saint Diablo, Envy Insane, Strikethrew, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Marshall Crenshaw (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $17.50. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room Boneanchor (rock), 9:30 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman (acoustic guitar), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Canal Club Trust in the Fall CD release party with Kabura, Ready the Way, Memory Fade, 8:30 p.m., $5. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Brown Sabbath (Black Sabbath covers), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League (improv), 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), 7:30 p.m., weekly, $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib and Ale House Q94's Pauly Madison, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 675-4447.

Curry House Belly Dance Show, 8:30 p.m., no cover. 762-4411.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Rob Gray & Brian C., weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Sloth Loves Chunk (covers), 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Escabar Restaurant Twang Daddy, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Henton, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Gallery5 Richmond ZineFest with Liza Kate, Triple Twins, Ones and Zeroes, Mouthbreather, 8 p.m., $5. 644-0005.

Ironhorse Restaurant Gospel Brunch with Bubba Johnson, 11 a.m., $25. 752-6410.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Poe's Pub Dean Fields Band (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café The Carol Covell Trio (Jazz), 7 p.m., free. 560-9622

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Shiny Stockings Trio featuring Russ Hanchin, Joe Sarver and Maria Garcia (classic swing jazz and bossa), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shenanigans Brad Spivey & The Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

Sin é Jubeus, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Tobacco Company Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tropical Soul Soul Fa Real night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, soul), 9:45 p.m., free. 771-1605.

Sunday 25



events

Mid Atlantic Cheer & Dance Championships Live vicariously through those who can balance on other people's heads, 9 a.m. at the Richmond Coliseum. Tickets are $10-$15. (877) 490-0010.

film

International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall 118. This week, "Hawaii, Oslo." 287-6699.

Oscar Night America Richmond Party Daphne Maxwell Reid host the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences 79th Annual Academy Awards Live telecast party, 7 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Tickets start at $65. 2500 W. Broad St. 957-4211.

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August Wilson Reading Actor d.l. Hopkins presents a reading, "An Afternoon Celebrating the Art of Playwright August Wilson," at 3 p.m. at VMFA. Tickets are $8-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Book and Bike Drive Christening the new Mo'Book Mo'Bike Mobile, a bus that will repair books and bikes, Chop Suey Books is hosting a drive, 2-5 p.m., to gather parts for a repair tour. Free. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

Shockoe Poets Shockoe Espresso & Roastery hosts a poetry open mic, 2-4 p.m. 104 Shockoe Slip. 335-9403.

"The Velveteen Rabbit" Christopher Hudert performs the tale of this popular story through hand puppets, storytelling and song, 2 p.m. at Agecroft Hall. Admission is $6. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

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Beethoven and the Boys The Richmond Symphony performs chamber music with Mark Russell Smith conducting, Karen Johnson on the violin and Gustav Highstein on oboe at Randolph-Macon College's Blackwell Auditorium at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20-$38. 204 Henry St. 788-1212.

"Spain" The Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra presents the music of Arriaga, Lalo, de Falla and Rimsky-Korsakov, 4 p.m. at the Singleton Center. Admission is $5-$10. 922 Park Ave. 673-7400.

Stretchin' at the Barksdale Theatre The monthly music series at the Barksdale continues with performances by Brad Tuggle, David Janeski and Andrew Gibson, 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 358-5338.

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Library of Virginia W. Fitzhugh Brundage and William B. Umstead present "Commemorating Jamestown: A Clash of Race and Memory" as part of the Myth & Memory exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

night life

Alley Katz Poison the Well, This Is Hell, The End, This Time It's War, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $10. 643-2816.

Bailey's Smokehouse & Tavern (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 755-6800.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bottom Billiards Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-4323.

Bottoms Up Pizza Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem The Carol Covell Trio (Jazz), 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays, weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. The Spaceheaters (psychedelic rock), 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse 3 Tattoo Red (Americana), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Michael Redman (sax), weekly, noon, free. 732-7425.

Easy Street Café 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Funny Bone John Henton, 7 p.m., $17. 521-8900.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with Rusty Farmer and Mike Ess, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz, weekly, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m., free. This week, Tinkers Dam. 232-3446.

Mars Bar JayBoy and Fan Free Clinic present Take a Trip to Mars, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Positive Vibe Café Chicago Cy, 11:00 a.m-1:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shenanigans Eatery & Pub Big City, 6:30 p.m. 264-5010

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 320-1218.

T.G.I. Friday's Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 360-7926.

Monday 26



word

Just Poetry Slam The Firehouse Theatre Project hosts a poetry open mic at 8 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

music

Music From the Highlands Bonnie Rideout performs on fiddle along with traditional musicians from Scotland, American and Canada playing bagpipes, harp, fiddle and other instruments, 7:30 p.m. at the Modlin Center. Tickets are $8-$32. 287-6893.

"Spain" The Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thomas Dale High School Orchestra present the music of Arriaga, Lalo, de Falla and Rimsky-Korsakov, 7:30 p.m. at the high school. 673-7400.

night life

Alley Katz Against Me!, Riverboat Gamblers, Fake Problems, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Bogart's Back Room Southside Future Squad (experimental jazz), 10 p.m., $6. 353-9280.

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Ominotago (acoustic duo), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

City Limit Open mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 282-4282.

Escabar Restaurant Casey McCue, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Hyperlink Café Butcher Shop, S B-Boys, H.P.C., all ages, 8 p.m., $5. 254-1942.

Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Penny Lane Pub Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.

Pour House West End Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Tuesday 27



museums

University of Richmond Museums "Native Plants of Virginia: Selections From the University of Richmond Herbarium" opens at the Lora Robins Gallery with a reception and lecture by W. John Hayden on "From Flower to Flora: The Nuts and Bolts of Floristic Botany," 7-9 p.m. Through June 24. 289-8276.

night life

Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 262-9652.

Bleu Bistro Open-mic jam with Wop of Government Cheese, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room The Echo Boomer (progressive experimental hip-hop), $3. 353-9280.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Aquabatics (hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cherry Lounge Salsa Night with free lessons, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 285-9061.

Corner Bar and Grill Open-mic night with J. Cornachione, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 213-3046.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke (international night), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Davis & Main The RJR Duo with John Conley, Ryan Hughitt and featuring Jason Gay (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's Bio Ritmo (salsa), weekly through February, dance lessons 8:30-9:30, music at 10 p.m. 359-1224.

Hyperlink Café Homemade Knives, Barn's Burning, all ages, 8 p.m., $5. 254-1942.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Mars Bar Totally '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Poe's Pub Blues jam with Little Willie and the Hot Dogs, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Kamikaze Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 364-9083.

Rocks DJ Dominex, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Shenanigans Bluesflash, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 358-7870.

Tobacco Company Kim Tiller & John Fetherston, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

Tropical Soul Verses (spoken word, poetry, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 771-1605.



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