Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Wed: the Number Twelve Looks Like You, Our Last Night, Catherine, I See Stars, We Came As Romans, Centuries, Nautilus, Letter Box Tragedy, 5-10 p.m., $10-$12. Fri: United Blood Fest 2009: Cro-Mags, Mind Eraser, Have Heart, Bad Seed, Bitter End, Naysayer, Strength For a Reason, Reign Supreme, Cruel Hand, Rise and Fall, Sat: United Blood Fest 2009: Converge, Cold World, Trash Talk, Bracewar, Convicted, Foreit, Heathens, Mother of Mercy, Title Fight, War Hungry, Foundation.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Fri: Julie Clark, 8 p.m., $10-$15. Sat: Butter Bean Jazz Quartet, 8 p.m., $8.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccassin Road, 750-1120. Wed: Mike Lucci, 7-10 p.m. Fri: Doug Gibson, 10 p.m.- 1 a.m., $5. Sat: the Lisa Lim Band, 8:30-11:30 p.m., $5.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Transmitters, 9 p.m., free. Sun: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: Singer-Songwriter Series, 8 p.m. Thurs: Transmit Now, 7:30 p.m., Longjawns, 10 p.m. Fri: No BS Brass Band, 9 p.m. Sat: the Silo Effect, 8 p.m., $5. Sun: Stick Martin, Moosa, 9 p.m. Mon: Tom McBride, 9 p.m. Tues: Aeon Yahwah, Lindsey Kushing Memorial Concert, 8 p.m.
The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Wed: 2020 Soundsystem, 10 p.m., $10-$15. Fri: Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta), the Foundation, Dave Hause (the Loved Ones), Cruiserweight, Brett Adams, 8 p.m., $10. Sun: Let's Get It, Watchout! There's Ghost, Karate High School, After Midnight Project, 6 p.m., $10.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: Three Borne, 5 p.m., free. the New Familiars, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: A Good Natured Riot, Yarn, 10 p.m., $6. Sun: Musicians Jam, 7-11 p.m., free.
Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445. Wed: 29th Division, 10 p.m., $5. Fri: Crucial Elements, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Modern Groove Syndicate, 10 p.m., $5. Sun: Hope Like Fire, 9 p.m. Tues: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.
Comfort 200 W. Broad St., 780-0004. Wed: the Ruinaires, 10 p.m., free.
Cous Cous 900 W. Franklin St. #3, 358-0868. Thurs: Os Magrelos, 10 p.m., free.
Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411. Thurs: Carol Covell with the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7-10 p.m., $5.
The Czar 929 W. Grace St., 355-0064. Fri: Medications, Edie Sedgwick, Cinemasophia, 8 p.m., $6. Sun: Papermoons, Horn & Tust, VeKams, 8 p.m.
Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Thurs: Tele-Phonic (jazz), 7-9 p.m., $5. Fri: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Tele-Phonic Quartet, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Sun: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free.
Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900. Wed: J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m., $12. Thurs: J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m., $12. Fri-Sat: J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15. Sun: J. Medicine Hat, 7 p.m., $12. Erotic Hypnotic, 9:30 p.m., $17.
Gallery5 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005. Sat: Brice Woodall and the Positrons, Orioles, Jamie of Greenland, 8 p.m., $5.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083. Thurs: Jason Jenkins, 8-10 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fri: Wrenn Mangum with Nate and Trip of Black Cash, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Loose Gravel, 8:30 p.m., free.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Wed: Paul Thorn, 6:30 p.m., $16-$20. Fri: Fair Warning: Van Halen Tribute, 7 p.m., $12-$15. Sat: Devil Wears Prada, A Day to Remember, Sky Eats Airplane, Emarosa, 6 p.m., $15-$18. Sun: Bret Michaels, 7 p.m., $35.
Plaza Bowl 523 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799. Wed: Say Hi, Telekinesis, Pendleton, 10 p.m. Sat: Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, Mild Winter, Preacher, 8 p.m.
Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120. Fri: Michael Chagnon, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Outlaw Kings, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Speed 8 Limit, 9:30 p.m., $3.
Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622. Wed: Blue Line Highway, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Sun: Cy Taggart, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Offering and the Taters, 6:30 p.m., free.
Richbrau Brewing Co. &Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St. 644-3018. Fri: the Steve Carter Connextion, 10 p.m., free. Sat: the Joe Sarver Russ Hanchin Jazz Duo, 10 p.m., free.
Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free.
Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave. 264-5010. Wed: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m. Fri: NRG Krysys, 8:30 p.m. Sun: Harp Blowout with Lil Ronnie, Mel Melton, and Fingers Taylor, 8 p.m. Tues: the Ray Pittman Project, 8 p.m.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: Patchwork, 9 p.m. Sat: Sloth Loves Chunk, 9 p.m.
Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202. Mon: Christabel and the Jons, 10:30 p.m., free (Pin-Up Night).
Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Three For All, 8 p.m., free. Fri-Sat: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Wed: the Minneapolis Henrys, 10 p.m., $5. Thurs: Fiasco, Anavan, Cubscout and the Rhinoceros, 10 p.m., $5. Fri: Superglue Ghandis, Sweet Interference, Colin Gareth, 10 p.m., $5. Sun: Crocodiles, 10 p.m. Mon: Romanteek, 10 p.m., $5. Tues: Heallbear, the Proselyte, Phantom Glue, Rube, 9 p.m., $5.
Tropical Soul CafAc 314 N. Second St. 771-1605. Sat: DJ Sayeed (hip-hop and soul), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.
Wonderland 1727 E. Main St., 643-9233. Fri: Statts-Williams Benefit Show: Splork!, El Zombie, Herschel Stratego, 9:30 p.m.
Organ Concert River Road Church, Baptist, welcomes French organist Daniel Roth for a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131.
VCU Jazz Orchestra II This student ensemble performs a number of tunes starting at 8 p.m. at the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.
Book Lecture Writing couple Lenore Hart and David Poyer discuss their latest respective novels, "Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher," a retelling of the Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn tales from Becky's point of view, and "The Weapon," an action-adventure novel in the Persian Gulf starting at noon in the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.
Glenn Kotche and eighth blackbird The Modlin Center for the Arts hosts a special collaborative musical performance featuring the talents of Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche and the classical ensemble eighth blackbird starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Camp Concert Hall. $10-$20. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.
Poetic Principles Virginia Museum of Fine Arts welcomes author Peter Orner, author of "The Second Coming of Mavla Shikongo," at 6 p.m. $7-$9. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Virginia Women in History The Library of Virginia presents its 2009 Virginia Women in History project to honor eight women, past and present, who have made important contributions to the state, as well as nationally and worldwide. Including such honorees as Mary Randolph, Caroline Bradby Cook, and Claudia Emerson, the night's awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3900.
The Gods Must Be Crazy The Children's Museum of Richmond welcomes the James River Writers for a special discussion on the intersection of writing and spirituality from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring author and artist Jeannette Drake, poet and editor Stephen Corey, author Eliezer Sobel, and freelancer writer and JRW Board member Valley Haggard. $5-$12. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.
2009 Adventure Series Henrico's Division of Recreation and Parks invites guests for a special presentation from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with Mountainfilm, an organization that celebrates cultures unique to mountain communities, educating audiences about the issues facing such environments. Film screenings take place in Henrico County's board room. 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. 501-5147.
French Film Festival Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond present three days of full-length and independent short French films at the historic Byrd Theatre. For a full list of synopses, times and prices visit www.frenchfilm.vcu.edu or call 827-3456.
Artspace Gallery "Human Kind," featuring works of oil on canvas by Janie Samuels. "CafAc Life: Cell Phone, Laptop and a Latte," featuring photographs by Dan Mouer. Both opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 19. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.
Art Works "A Visual Journey Past and Present Works," featuring work by Chistaphora Robeers. "Nudes on Film," featuring work by Brian Grossman. "Beneath the Surface," featuring art by James Timberlake. "In Response to Nature," featuring pastel paintings by Regina Roseman Tune. All opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 19. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.
Exhibition Discussion Coinciding with the arrival of his traveling art exhibition, "It Is What It Is: Conversations about Iraq," Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller presents a discussion on the past, present and future of Iraq starting at 11 a.m. in Virginia Commonwealth University's student commons. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-6051.
Gallery5 Sock Hop Featuring musical performances by Hot Lava, the Great White Jenkins, the Color Kittens and the Sad Cobras, Gallery5 hosts a mash up of original tunes and 50s-era covers starting at 8 p.m. $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
"The Barber of Seville" The Virginia Opera and the Richmond Symphony present Gioacchino Rossini's Italian comedy featuring the antics of singing barber Figaro as he helps his former master Count Almaviva woo and marry the beautiful Rosina. Performances take place at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m., with a repeat showing on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. $22-$98. 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8003
"Pulp" The Richmond Triangle Players present Patricia Kane's noir parody of old movies and the lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s following the owners and patrons of a post-WWII jazz bar known as the Well. at the Gay Community Center of Richmond every Friday and Saturday through April 18 at 8 p.m. $20-$25. 1440 Sherwood Ave., 346-8113.
"Son Corazon" The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents a special performance at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen celebrating the Afro-Cuban and Spanish rhythms of Latin American music and dance. Production begins at 7:30 p.m., continuing through March 28 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 3 p.m. $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.
Spring Dance Showcase The Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School presents it annual dance program starting at 7 p.m. and continuing on March 28, featuring performances in the styles of jazz, ballet and modern dance. $4-$6. 3626 W. Hundred Road, Chester. 768-6245, ext. 697
Songs from the Coast of Maine and Beyond The Congregation Or Ami presents a concert by vocalist Julia Lane and 12-string guitarist Fred Gosbee of Castlebay, Maine, at 8 p.m. $12-$15. 9400 W. Huguenot Road. 647-7856.
Downtown Loft Tour Venture Richmond presents a special guided tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. looking at and meeting the residents of more than 15 lofts and condos in Shockoe Slip, Shockoe Bottom, the financial district, Jackson Ward, Manchester, Rocketts Landing and along the Canal Walk. $20-$25. For information call 788-6466.
"Ignite Hope" Benefit Comfort Zone Camp's invites guests to attend its 10th Annual Grief Relief Gala from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Featuring musical entertainment, a catered menu, and live auctions, proceeds contribute the Comfort Zone Camp, the nation's largest nonprofit bereavement camp for children. $125. 2500 W. Broad St. 377-3430.
Music Free For All The Richmond Public Library presents a free day of youth-oriented musical activities, performances and classes starting at 10 a.m. culminating in a free Richmond Symphony concert. Events include a musical-instrument petting zoo, care and tuning sessions, Suzuki violin classes, with instruments provided, and computer composition classes. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256/
Shamrock the Block Rescheduled due to weather, the 17th Street Farmers' Market in Shockoe Bottom presents a day of live music, games and entertainment from noon-6 p.m. free. Pets welcome. For information call 304-6870. or visit www.shamrocktheblock.com.
STRUT Karneval Drawing inspiration from the HBO television series "Carnivale" and Jack Clayton's 1983 film, "Something Wicked This Way Comes," Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center hosts a Cirque de Soleil fashion show, showcasing a lurid variety of designs, hair and makeup, and freakish entertainment at 7 p.m. $10-$15. 1200 W. Broad St. 828-4554.
Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k Accepting 35,000 entries, Richmond's annual race reaches its 10th year, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Broad and Harrison streets. For a list of details on the event visit www.sportsbackers.org.
"The Velveteen Rabbit" Agecroft Hall hosts the telling of Margery Williams' classic tale performed by the Applause Unlimited puppet theater at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $6, with no charge for kids younger than 2. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Lewis Ginter Gallery "Group Exhibit," featuring art by the botanical art and illustration program. Opening and on display through May 3. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
School Daze Public Art Project Aylett Country Day School in Millers Tavern hosts a special auction of work in which 13 local artists transformed old school desks into pieces of public art, beginning at 6 p.m. 1657 Powcan Road. For information call the King and Queen Community Development Corp. 769-9656.
Choir of St. Johns College Virginia Commonwealth University presents a performance by the acclaimed choir of St. John's College of England's Cambridge University at 8 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
"Music Down in My Soul" Richmond's One Voice Chorus ensemble performs a selection of spiritually inspired classical compositions at 8 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. $10 donations. 4491 Springfield Road. 231-0324.
Virginia Arts and Letters Live Combing the best of the state's literary and theatrical worlds the Theatre IV's historic Empire Theatre presents an evening of stage-adapted short stories performed by Virginia actors starting at 8 p.m. Featured vignettes include "Forgetting the End of the World," by R.H.W. Dillard, "A Note Placed in the Pay Envelope of Billy ‘The Piano Man’ Joel," by John Moe, "The Death and Burial of Grady Quinn," by Chad Edwards, and "Aren't You Happy For Me?" by Richard Bausch. $10-$25. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.
Book Reading Fountain Bookstore welcomes New York Times best-selling author and University of Richmond alumna Kelly Corrigan at 3 p.m. as she reads passages from her work, "The Middle Place," followed by questions and book signing. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Lecture The Weinstein Jewish Community Center welcomes Frank Piechoski as he presents his discussion, "Electional Astrology: A Quick and Dirty Guide," starting at 2 p.m. $15-$20. Preregister by Thursday, March 26. 5403 Monument Ave. 740-1133.
Benefit Auction The Hanover Arts and Activities Center hosts a special reception and silent auction to benefit the Concert Ballet of Virginia from 3-5 p.m., including the chance to bid on theater tickets, hot air balloon rides and admission to Luray Caverns and the Natural Bridge. $15. 500 S. Center St. For details call 798-0945.
Garden Party and Fundraiser Prince George Realty hosts a pet-friendly afternoon of local art, merchandise and garden plants from 1-4 p.m. at the historic house at 18 Perry St. in Petersburg to benefit the SPCA. For information call 586-1633.
Remembering John Tyler Fort Lee officials honor the United States' 10th president with a wreath-laying ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery at 2 p.m. 412 S. Cherry St. For information call 734-7451.
Mozart & Friends, or Foes? The Richmond Choral Society presents a concert at 4 p.m. at the Bon Air Baptist Church featuring the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his father, Leopold Mozart, and his contemporaries Franz Joseph Haydn and Antonio Salieri. $5-$15. 2531 Buford Road. 967-9878.
Steve Gillette, Cindy Mangsen, and the FODs The Unitarian Universalist Community Church's Shady Grove coffeehouse concert series continues its eighth season with these featured singers and songwriters at 7 p.m. $12-$15. 11105 Cauthorne Road, Glen Allen. 323-4288.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gala The Ginter Park United Methodist Church hosts an evening of the famed composer's works at 7:30 p.m., featuring "Church Epistle Sonata" and "The Coronation Mass." 1010 W. Laburnum Ave. 262-8651.
"Honoring a Virtuosic Legacy" The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond holds a performance by critically acclaimed pianist Peter Serkin starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Camp Concert Hall, featuring the repertoire works by Debussy, Bach and Brahms. $18-$36. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.
Poetry Reading Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon recites passages of his career's work at the University of Richmond starting at 9 p.m. in Weinstein Hall. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8287.
"The Dancing Queen" Agecroft Hall invites guests to experience court dance in the age of Elizabeth I. The evening includes historical narratives and dance demonstrations by the Richmond Renaissance Dancers at 7:30 p.m. $7-$10. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Uptown Gallery "New Works," featuring art by the Virginia Collage Society. On display through May 30. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.
Salt Lines Tour Celebrating Women's History Month, Virginia Commonwealth University welcomes this quartet of spoken-word artists as members perform passages of their liberating material starting at 7 p.m. in the student commons. 907 Floyd Ave., 828-3438.