Art 180 Programs Art 180 presents new works by young artists: a demonstration of playwriting at Nubian Village Academy and dramatic expression at Ginter Park Elementary School. Both events run 6-8 p.m. Free. 233-4180.
Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice See fancy skate work by Brian Boitano and Ekaterina Gordeeva, piano-tickling by Bruce Hornsby, performances by country artists SheDaisy and more, 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Coliseum. Tickets are $34.50-$74.50. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Reality Show Women Speak VCU's Activities Programming Board presents a talk on women's issues by MTV reality show stars Rachel Robinson and Veronica Portillo, 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Student Commons. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-3263.
Christmas Concert The European Wind Ensemble of Richmond gives a Christmas Concert at St. John's United Church of Christ at 7:00 p.m., with donations going to the Church World Service disaster relief fund. Free. 503 N. Lombardy St. 737-1914.
Glee Club The VMI Glee Club gives a concert of holiday and patriotic music commemorating Pearl Harbor Day, 7 p.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Donations accepted. 300 N. Sheppard St. 254-8810, ext. 114.
Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel hosts free performances of holiday music by local groups at noon. Today, the Thomas Jefferson High School Choir performs. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-8000.
Orchestra Concert Laura Thomas directs U of R's University Orchestra at Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum presents Lunch Break Science, a weekly lecture series on science and medicine, noon-1 p.m. This week, John S. Marr talks about "The Anatomy of an Epidemiologic Investigation: How Medical Detectives Track Down the Cause of a Large Outbreak of a Disease." Admission is free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Alley Katz Scary Kids Scaring Kids, June, Just Surrender, For the World, Trust in the Fall, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $8-$10. 643-2816.
Awful Arthur's (West End) Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 672-9385.
Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free. 355-9330.
Bella Arte The KStraw Quartet (jazz), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 515-9099.
Bogart's Back Room Butterhouse Band (rock, reggae), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.
Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.
Bottom Line Nick's karaoke, weekly. 644-5944.
Breaker's South No Charge, weekly, 8 p.m. 323-8024.
Bubba's Restaurant Oldies Music Night, weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 236-1600.
Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.
Sin é Josh Small, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Jack Diamond and Friends, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Art 180 Programs Art 180 presents new works by young artists: a photography exhibition at the Friends Association for Children and a T-shirt design exhibition at the William Byrd Community House. Both events run 6-8 p.m. Free. 233-4180.
Book Signings Joe Tennis signs copies of his book "Southwest Virginia Crossroads" at Barnes and Noble Libbie Place, noon-2 p.m., and Barnes and Noble Midlothian, 5-7 p.m. 282-0781 or 378-3651.
Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel hosts free performances of holiday music by local groups at noon. Today, the St. Andrew's School Choir performs. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-8000.
Art Works The Art Works Studio presents a belly-dancing performance, "Holiday Hefla," at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7. 320 Hull Street Road. 721-4927.
UR House Tour The University of Richmond Chapel Guild's biennial Christmas House Tour gives visitors a peek at UR president William Cooper's house, antique toys, decadent Christmas trees and tasteful landscaping, starting at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25. 288-2118 or 289-8500.
Alley Katz STND presents Voltron with DJ Rudeboi, DJ Eyecue, DJ Ohlaroc, DJ Krames, Kool Kut Ninja, Bobby LaBeat, Dottie Fresh, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $3-$5. 643-2816.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 288-2800.
Azzurro Restaurant Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, 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.
Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room Plum Street Ramblers (country, bluegrass), 9 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.
Brio's Tuscan Grille Matt Wittig (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Friday for the Arts! Petersburg's monthly gallery openings feature receptions, tours and entertainment, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 733-2352 or see the Galleries box.
Main Street Art Walk Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in a second-Friday art walk with music and art opening receptions, starting at 7 p.m. Call the Artemis Gallery for more information, 254-1755.
Short Pump Tree Lighting The Short Pump Ruritan Club presents a tree lighting and holiday party for kids with carols and a magician, 7 p.m. in Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center. Free. 360-2371.
Holiday Music Gala VCU's small and large Jazz Ensembles perform holiday music at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel hosts free performances of holiday music by local groups at noon. Today, St. Bridget's Baker's Dozen performs. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-8000.
Cobb Theatre "A Christmas Carol" comes to Randolph-Macon College at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 15. Tickets are $2.50. 205 Henry St. 752-7316.
Firehouse Theatre Dim Sum Dance presents "One Way or Another," choreography by dance companies from New York, Charlottesville and Richmond, at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 10. Tickets are $10-$15. 1609 W. Broad St. 440-8528.
Landmark Theater The Richmond Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 21. Tickets are $8-$100. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 344-0906 or visit www.richmondballet.com.
Pine Camp Arts and Community Center The Richmond Ensemble Theatre presents the musical revue "Tomfoolery" at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $10. 4901 Old Brook Road. 278-8749.
Church Hill Holiday Festival Weekend The Church Hill Holiday Festival Weekend kicks off with Vespers and a Candlelight Walk at St. John's Church, starting at 7 p.m. Free. 225-9560.
Tea with Legendary Santa Have Tea With Legendary Santa, the Snow Queen and Seymour the Friendly Dinosaur at the Children's Museum of Richmond, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 23, 2-3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-2667.
Alley Katz Hamaganza 2005 with Elliot in the Morning, Mark Holmberg, Diana Diehl, Dirtwoman and others, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $7 or free with canned ham. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Susan Greenbaum (pop, folk), 8 p.m., $8. 798-1702.
Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Alan Parker Group (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Breakers South The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.
Sam Miller's Oyster Bar The Yokels, weekly, 10 p.m.-midnight, free. 644-5465.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.
Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans Mo Debree, 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Sin é Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Smile, 7 p.m., free. 782-9555.
VIP Lounge The Beacon Street Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Average Girl Hat Party Average Girl, The Magazine hosts its third annual Hat and Tea Party with a silent auction, fashion show, vendors and hats, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Richmond Airport Hotel. Tickets are $25. 4700 S. Laburnum Ave. 288-0477.
Church Hill Holiday Ball The Church Hill Holiday Festival Ball is a black-tie affair featuring food, drink and music by the Soul Providers, 8 p.m.-midnight at Main Street Station. Tickets are $40. 225-9560.
Richmond Celtic Christmas Show The Celtic Christmas Show features an Irish, Scottish and Renaissance market, food, dance, music by Seven Nations, Iona, Tinker's Dam and others, and an appearance by Celtic Santa, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $12-$15. 600 E. Laburnum St. 740-6112.
River Parade The Annual James River Parade of Lights merries up the river with decorated boats, viewed from Libby Hill Park at 5 p.m. and other sites around the city. Free. Call 501-5121 or visit www.jamesriveradvisorycouncil.com.
Book Signing Anne Soffee reads and signs copies of her novel "N‰rd Girl" at Book People, 4-6 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
A Cappella Concert Impromptu performs its annual holiday concert at The Orchard House School at 7:30 p.m. Free. 500 N. Allen Ave. 744-0963.
All 4 One Concert The Choir of the New Beginnings Christian Church presents "The Spirit of Christmas: Good News" at the Friends Meeting House at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 11. $3 donation requested. 4500 Kensington Ave. 231-0321.
James River Ringers The community hand bell ensemble performs "The Colors of Christmas" at Epiphany Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Free. 1400 Horsepen Road. 282-6066.
The Virginians in Concert The barbershop chorus performs its Christmas Concert at the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $10-$15. 289-8980.
Deep Run High School Perceptions Dance Company presents "The Cracked Nut," a spoof on "The Nutcracker," at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $5-$10. 4801 Twin Hickory Road. 221-1273.
ADA Gallery U of R film professor Jeremy Drummond curates the monthly "Teleport" video night, this month featuring "Spark Video Archives," at 8 p.m. Free. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.
Henricus Historical Park The 17th Century Christmas gives people the chance to see decked-out boats and old-school holiday traditions, 5-8:30 p.m. Free. 706-1340.
Back Alley Invitational Art Show A holiday art show and sale, featuring jewelry, ornaments, prints and more, runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Carytown behind 15 S. Sheppard St. 232-3042.
Bizarre Market Holiday Showcase Chop Suey Books hosts a showcase of unique holiday gifts, 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 24. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
Fan Holiday House Tour The 43rd Annual Historic Fan District Holiday House Tour gets people exploring 12 homes in search of beauty, 1-5 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $25-$30. 254-2550.
Alley Katz Too Late the Hero CD release, Race the Sun, Patent Pending, This Semester, Waiting for Yesterday, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $6. Seed Is, 51 Pegasus, Pennyshaker, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon (roots rock), 8 p.m., $8. 798-1702.
Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Canal Club Fozzy, Chris Jericho, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2582.
Cary Street Café Jazz jam with Fred Ostrow, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. The Ordinary Way (jam), 10 p.m., $15. 353-7445.
Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.
ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League (improv), weekly, 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10-$12. 266-9377.
Cotton Club Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop variety show), weekly, 8 p.m., $10. 752-0179.
Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.
Nanci Raygun Hit/Play and RVA Magazine present Renee Heartfelt, Sword, Anousheh Khalili, A Roman Holiday, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.
Poe's Pub Hamaganza 2005 with Elliot in the Morning, Mark Holmberg, Diana Diehl, Dirtwoman and others, 18 and older, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., $7 or free with canned ham. 643-2816.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Tommy Clarke Trio with Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver (classic jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 644-3018.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans The Bopcats, The Taters, 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Sin é Special Edition, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Big City, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tropical Soul Soultry Saturdays DJ Night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, afrobeat), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 771-1605.
VIP Lounge The Beacon Street Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Book Signing Tracy Dunham signs copies of her novel "Yes the River Knows" at Little Professor Book Center, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 6423 Centralia Road. 777-9388.
Children's Choir The City Singers, a community children's choir, perform at St. Benedict Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Donations accepted. 300 N. Sheppard St. 254-8810, ext. 114.
Madrigalists in Concert VCU's vocal ensemble performs at the Music Center Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Free. 1015 Grove Ave. 828-6776.
Petersburg Symphony The symphony gives its Holiday Concert with Russian Christmas Music, "Ave Maria" and more, 4:30 p.m. at Petersburg High School. Tickets are $4-$12. 897-2824.
Richmond Men's Chorus The chorus presents "You're Home for the Holidays" at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 520 N. Boulevard. 241-0446.
Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series The series presents the annual "Messiah" Sing-In, 4 p.m. at Bon Air Presbyterian Church. Admission by donation. 9201 W. Huguenot Road. 272-7514.
Flippo Gallery A retrospective exhibition of the night paintings of Duane Keiser opens with a reception, 3-5 p.m. Through Feb. 12. 211 N. Center St. 752-3018.
Agecroft Hall and Gardens The Christmasse at Agecroft tour takes aesthetics back in time with costumed interpreters on hand to explain the historic decorations and holiday dressings, 12:30-5 p.m. Free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Maymont Park Victorian Holidays at Maymont takes visitors through a Victorian Christmas at the Maymont House, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5. 358-7166, ext. 329.
Valentine Richmond History Center The 19th Annual Court End Christmas gets holiday historical with carriage rides, costumed historians, music and more at the Valentine Richmond History Center, John Marshall House and elsewhere, noon-5 p.m. Free. 649-0711.
Christmas in Ashland The Hanover Arts and Activities Center presents a tour of Victorian homes and a holiday celebration, 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 500 S. Center St. 798-2728.
Church Hill House Tour Church Hill's tour walks visitors through homes in one of Richmond's oldest neighborhoods, featuring horse-drawn carriages (not in the houses), carolers and a re-enactment of Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech, noon-6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 225-9560.
Historic Homes Tour The Historic Petersburg Foundation presents a tour of homes, 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 732-2096.
Holiday Tour of Homes The Woodland Heights Holiday Tour of Homes invites visitors into holiday-decorated living rooms and cinnamon-scented bathrooms, 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 232-4154.
Babe's of Carytown Sunday Karaoke, weekly, 3-7 p.m., free. 355-9330.
Bogart's Back Room "Drinking Games" by Clay McLeod Chapman presented by Yellow House, weekly, 7 p.m., $10. 353-9280.
Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.
Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Canal Club Nick Jazzy (jazz, rock), 7 p.m., $5. 643-2582.
Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Cary Street Café New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Spaceheaters (rock), 8:30 p.m., $20-$25. 353-7445.
Easy Street 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.
Emilio's Get Rite with DJ Merrick and Friends, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 359-1224.
Hyperlink Café Hoodrich Promotions presents Konkrete Jungle VA (guest DJs, jungle, drum 'n' bass), weekly, doors open at 9 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.
Soul Café Jamil Jasey hosts a monthly spoken-word poetry open mic at the Richmond Public Library at 2 p.m. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.
Bach by Candlelight Cellist James Wilson performs three cello suites by Bach at the Second Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. 5 N. Fifth St. 873-5984.
Hanover Concert Band The band gives its annual Christmas Concert of holiday, classic and contemporary compositions, 7 p.m. at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. Free. 500 S. Center St. 798-6609.
Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel hosts free performances of holiday music by local groups at noon. Today, the Godwin High School String Orchestra performs. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-8000.
Richmond Jazz Society The jazz society's Guest Educator Series presents a candlelight dinner concert with Eve Cornelious and Chip Crawford, 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn Central. Tickets are $20-$25. 3207 N. Boulevard. 643-1972.
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