Paul Mellon Lecture The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents its annual lecture, featuring Robert Rosenblum talking about "Unbridled Passion: Animal Liberation from Stubbs to Géricault," 6:30 p.m. at U of R's Jepson Alumni Center. Free, but tickets are required. 340-1405.
Lecture The VMFA presents a lecture by architectural historian Edwin Slipek Jr. on the architecture of Monument Avenue, plus guided tours of the historic Branch House, 2501 Monument Ave. 7 p.m. $25. 204-2677.
Religion and Science Talk Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman gives a talk on DNA and tradition in Jewish ancestry, 7 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC. Free. 5403 Monument Ave. 285-6500.
Orleans Jazz Series A weekly jazz series comes to Main Street Station with local music and food, 6-9:30 p.m. This week, the George Melvin B-3 Jazz Organ Trio performs. Tickets are $8. Through Nov. 16. 228-5929.
Turtle Island String Quartet The improvisational string quartet performs with jazz pianist Kenny Barron at U of R's Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$30. 289-8980.
Cobb Theater "The Fantasticks," a love story and the longest-running play in American history, comes to Randolph-Macon College at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 20. Tickets are $5. 752-7316.
Fieldens Cabaret Theater The Richmond Triangle Players presents "Matt and Ben," a fictional tale about the divine influence that brought "Good Will Hunting" into the hands of Damon and Affleck, at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 10. Tickets are $14-$16. 2033 W. Broad St. Call 346-8113 or visit www.richmondtriangleplayers.com.
Pine Camp Arts and Community Center The City Art Program presents the Spotlight Gallery Holiday Gift Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Dec. 22. 4901 Old Brook Road. 646-3674.
Sin é John Small, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Rachel Leyco Band, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
A Cappella Concert Four U of R groups Choeur du Roi, The Octaves, Off the Cuff and The Sirens give a fundraising Thanksgiving Benefit Concert at the Cannon Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3-$6. 780-4146, ext. 120.
Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a music series featuring art tours and thematic food and drink. This month's theme is "Guitars and Cadillacs," with Billy Ray Hatley and the Show Dogs, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Grace Street Theater VCU Dance presents "Point Departure," the fall senior dance concert of work by six choreographers, at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 19. Tickets are $10. 934 W. Grace St. 828-1711.
Modlin Center U of R presents "Home," the adventures of an orphaned black boy in Vietnam-era America, at the Alice Jepson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Through Nov. 20. Tickets are $10-$15. 289-8980.
Agecroft Hall and Gardens James Ayres gives a talk on the history of the interiors of British homes from medieval times to the 19th century, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Alley Katz No Trigger, Crime in Stereo, Killing the Dream, Down to Nothing, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $8. 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.
Blue Mountain Café and Coffee Bar Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 355-8002.
Bogart's Back Room Jackass Flats (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 The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.
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.
The Tobacco Company Sonya Lorelle Band, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Craft and Design Show The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents a show of art and design work from 152 artists, 7-10 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Through Nov. 20. Tickets are $8-$15. Call 353-0094 or visit www.handworkshop.org.
OPUS Derring-Do Gala The young professional's group presents a creative black-tie gala featuring a silent auction, music by Rubberband, door prizes and awards for attire, 8 p.m. at Plant Zero. Tickets are $50. 519-3484.
Book Signing A. Roger Ekirch discusses and signs his book "At Day's Close: Night in Times Past" at the Library of Virginia at noon. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.
Eyes on Richmond A weekly forum about city issues runs 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church through Nov. 18. This week, Mark Russell Smith talks about "Music in the City: Can it Be the Wind Beneath Our Wings?" Admission is $6 and includes lunch from Avenue 805. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.
Moveable Feast 1708 Gallery hosts "Moveable Feast," readings of fiction and poetry by VCU graduate students, 6-8 p.m. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.
Reading Novelist and short story writer Elizabeth McCracken reads from her work at VCU's Student Commons at 8 p.m. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-1329.
School Showcase Students and staff of John B. Cary Elementary School present a showcase of readings, exhibits and activities at Barnes and Noble Libbie Place, 6-8 p.m. Through Nov. 20. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-6704.
Tellabration The Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers present a celebration of storytelling from around the world at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5-$9. 2880 Mountain Road. 231-2547.
Gallery Concerts Anchiskhati, a vocal and instrumental ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, perform sacred and secular music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $12. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589, ext. 5406.
Keith Urban in Concert The country star performs at the Richmond Coliseum, with opener Little Big Town at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.75. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Richmond Symphony The symphony presents "Evening of Romance," works by Brahms, Sibelius and Schumann, at Second Baptist Church at 8 p.m. and other venues through Nov. 21. Tickets are $5-$60. River and Gaskins Road. Call 788-1212 or visit www.richmondsymphony.com.
UnCommon Live VCU's UnCommon Live concert features performances by The Hong Kong, Destroyer, and Tenement Halls, 7 p.m. in the Richmond Salon in the Student Commons. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-6500.
Appomattox Regional Governor's School ARGS Performing Arts presents the musical "Smokey Joe's Café" at 7 p.m. Through Nov. 20. Tickets are $5-$10. 512 W. Washington St. 722-0204.
Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents Winter Rumba, a celebration of Latin dances, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tickets are $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.
Steward School Christian Youth Theater presents "The Music Man" at 7 p.m. Through Nov. 20. Tickets are $12. 11600 Gayton Road. Call 740-6611 or visit www.cytrichmond.org.
Crossroads Art Center "Art Priced Under $300," an all-media show, opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 26. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.
Eric Schindler Gallery "Recent Paintings" by David Rohrer opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 22. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.
The Gallery Art and Design "Shoulders Back," an exhibition of work by Elizabeth Evans, opens at this new international art gallery with a reception at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 19. 16 N. Dooley St. 355-0102.
ADA Gallery Go, Jimmy Ghaphery, Them Against Them, 8 p.m., $5. 644-0100.
Alley Katz Race the Sun, The Goodwill, Panic Division, Tragedy Letters, The Half Jeffersons, all ages, 5-8 p.m., $7. 643-2816.
Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.
Bella Arte George Melvin and Carol Covell (jazz), 8-11 p.m., free. 515-9099.
Bogart's Back Room Joe Scott Band (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Breakers West End Johnnie and the Lowdowns, 9 p.m., free. 270-1461.
Breakers South The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.
Canal Club The Radiators, 8:30 p.m., $15. 643-2582.
Cary Street Café Barefoot Manner (newgrass), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.
Club Richbrau Halloween Party with DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music, costume contests), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.
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.
Sin é Signal 7, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Jimmy O Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
VIP Lounge Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Ashland Classic Film Series The classic film series opens with a preview night at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 7-9 p.m. 500 S. Center St. 798-2728.
Heavenly Creations Arts and Crafts Show St. James the Lesser Episcopal Church hosts a show of works by 40 artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 125 Beverly Road. 798-6336.
Northside Artists' Open Studio An open studio of works ranging from pottery and jewelry to metal and fabric runs 10 a.m-4 p.m. Through Nov. 20. 1514 Westwood Ave. 359-1519.
Traveling Medicine Show Historian Carson Hudson presents a recreation of a 19th century medicine show at Hanover Tavern at 2 p.m. Admission is $3-$7. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 537-5050.
Authors Collect Little Professor Book Center presents a Meet the Authors day, 3-7 p.m. 6423 Centralia Road. 777-9388.
JCC Forum The JCC Forum presents the film "Paper Clips" with co-director, writer and producer Joe Fab at the Collegiate School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. 545-8607.
One-Man Show Slashtipher Coleman performs his one-man show, "The Neon Man and Me," at Art6 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. 6 E. Broad St. 353-3799.
Reading Don Phillips reads from his novel "I, Tutus," followed by a pug beauty contest, starting at 6 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
James River Singers The singers perform "Music from the American Closet," works by Barber, Copland, Bernstein and others, 7 p.m. at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. Tickets are $8-$10. Through Nov. 20. 11300 Huguenot Road. 272-5701.
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series VCU Music presents violinist Elmar Oliveira at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Stretchin' at Stir Crazy A monthly music series at Stir Crazy Coffee Shop starts at 8 p.m. This month, BJ Kocen, Brad Tucker and Craig Evans perform. Tickets are $5. 4015 MacArthur Ave. 305-5720.
Moody Middle School "The Nutcracker Suite" is performed at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 7800 Woodman Road. 346-8465.
Science Museum of Virginia The Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Through Jan. 1. Tickets are $8. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
White Canvas Gallery A Christmas Show features works by selected artists, opening with a reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Through Jan. 10. 111 S. 14th St. 782-1776.
Science Museum of Virginia The 18th Joy From the World holiday exhibit opens at 9:30 a.m. Through Jan. 1. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Virginia Aviation Museum Test pilots Scott Crossfield, Warren Hall and Gary Freeman give a talk on their occupation, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $4-$6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.
Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Matrixx Room Copa Cabana Night (salsa), weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 225-8686.
Mulligan's Sports Grille (Hull Street Road) The Kode, 9:30 p.m., $5. 744-8686.
Nanci Raygun Single Spies, Kristen Forbes, Skyline Rodeo, DJ Scott, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.
Nuccio's Trattoria The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 594-0040.
Out of Bounds Katana Mantra, 18 and older, 9 p.m., $5. 355-7390.
Poe's Pub Distracted by Astronauts, 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.
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.
Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Jimmy O Band, 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 Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade A parade at the Center of the Universe starts at 2 p.m. on Thompson Street. Free. 752-3600.
Chorale Concert The Richmond Concert Chorale performs a "Christmas from Great Britain" concert at All Saints Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Donations requested. River and Parham Road. 643-3589, ext. 5406.
Gypsy Jazz Concert The John Jorgenson Quintet performs gypsy jazz at the Orchard House School at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 500 N. Allen Ave. 320-7067.
James River Singers The singers perform "Music from the American Closet," works by Barber, Copland, Bernstein and others, 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Tickets are $8-$10. Through Nov. 20. 11300 Huguenot Road. 272-5701.
Organ Concert Neal Campbell performs music by Handel, Bach, Beethoven and others, 4 p.m. at Chester Presbyterian Church. Free. 3424 W. Hundred Road. 748-4636.
River Road Church Concert Series The Bay Street Brass Works perform at the church at River Road and Ridge Road at 5 p.m. Free. 288-1131.
Vocal Performance Iva MacFarland performs French and Italian love songs and arias with piano accompanist Leilani Mork, 4 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. 8706 Quaker Lane. 272-0992.
Wind Ensemble The University of Richmond Wind Ensemble performs at Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Virginia Holocaust Museum Simon Sibelman talks about France's role in the Holocaust and presents the film "Mr. Klein" at 7:30 p.m. Free. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "A Dazzling Start," a community celebration featuring gallery visits, entertainment, and music by Ban Caribe, the Latin Ballet of Virginia and others, runs 1-4 p.m. Free, but tickets are required. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Alley Katz Waiting for Yesterday, Centerline, The Hanks, Against Grace, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $7. 643-2816.
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.
Commercial Taphouse The Thirds, 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.
Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, noon, free. Poly Plush Cats (rock), Nancy and the Knockers, Skylines, 9:30 p.m., $3. 353-7445.
Funny Bone Bob Nelson, 7 p.m., $17. 521-8900.
Fusion Jam with Mike Hawkins, weekly, 4-7 p.m. 249-2338.
Glenn's Corporation DJ Night, weekly, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 321-3444.
Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with the Farmer Brothers, weekly, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. 288-0633.
Grove Avenue Coffee and Tea Divided Highway (bluegrass), weekly, 9 a.m.-noon, free. 288-6211.
Hard Shell Daniel Clarke-Jimmy Sullivan Duo, weekly, 11:30 a.m., free. 643-2333.
Hyperlink Café Jazz Brunch, weekly, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 254-1942.
Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz presents The Carol Covell Trio, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.
Kitty O' Shea's Jazz Brunch with the Leon Leary Trio, weekly, noon-2 p.m., free. 739-0800.
Legend Brewing Company National Guard Benefit with North Bound 35, Cook County Bluegrass, Squalor Hollow Boys, The Slack Family and Big Boss Combo, 3-11 p.m. $2. 232-3446.
Mars Bar Throwback Dance Night ('80s and eclectic), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Metro Grill Mark Troxell Duo, weekly, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 353-4433.
Mr. Bojangles Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop), 8 p.m., $8-$10. 344-2901.
Richbrau Brewery S.I.N. night, weekly. 644-3018.
Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.
Book Reading Sorcha Duncan reads from and signs copies of her book "Behind the Cane" at C3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1801 E. Cary St. 474-3639.
Film Screening Foster Solomon presents his film "Tamed," a short film based on "The Taming of the Shrew," 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatre. Free. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.
Jazz Ensemble The University of Richmond Jazz Ensemble and Combo performs at Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Bogart's Back Room Another Level (jazz, funk, soul), 9 p.m., $6. 353-9280.
Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Cary Street Café The Spaceheaters, Uncertainty Principle (jam), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 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. 254-1942.
Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Nanci Raygun Firebird Band, all ages, 6 p.m., $6. Sacrosanct (goth/industrial), 18 and over, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.
Penny Lane Pub Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.
Jazz Orchestra The VCU Jazz Orchestra performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
John Marshall House "Holiday Traditions," a display of Federal-era Christmas decorations, runs through Jan. 8. Admission is $4-$6. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.
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