Because of the flood damage at press time, it was unlikely that events scheduled for Shockoe Bottom venues would continue. We are still listing those events, but encourage you to call ahead.
Fiction Reading Manuel Luis Martinez reads from his work at 7:30 p.m. at Weinstein Hall at the University of Richmond. 289-8288.
Innsbrook After Hours The music series at the Innsbrook Pavilion continues with the Marshall Tucker Band and the Georgia Satellites at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Charge by phone, 794-6700.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum hosts "Lunch Break Science," an ongoing lecture series, noon-1 p.m. This week, Robert Gowdy presents "The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotrophy Probe: The Universe's Baby Picture." Admission is free. Bring a lunch. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
University of Richmond Museums "'Fancy Rockingham' Pottery: The Modeller and Ceramics in Nineteenth Century America," an exhibition at the Lora Robins Gallery of Design, opens with a lecture by Diana Stradling at 7 p.m., followed by a reception and viewing, 8-9 p.m. The show is on display through Feb. 27. 289-8276.
Alley Katz Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, DJ Williams, 18 and older, 8 p.m.-midnight, $15-$18.
Awful Arthur's (West End) Dave Terry (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Azzurro's The Russ Hanchin / Joe Sarver Duo (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free.
Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Bajama Joe's R & B Night, weekly, free.
Bogart's Back Room Anthony Dowd Trio (jazz), weekly, 9 p.m., $6.
Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m.
Bottom Line Nick's karaoke, weekly.
Breaker's South No Charge, weekly, 8 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro C.C. and Company, weekly, 8:30-11 p.m., free.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Canal Club Jazz Jam with Stone's Stew, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Cary Street Café Special Ed & the Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly, 10 p.m., $5.
Club 534 Berlin, '80s new-wave night, weekly.
Club Razzles "Havana Nights," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Europa Oasis (DJ and house music), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Theresa's Italian Villa Karaoke with host Doug Price, weekly, 8 p.m.
The Tobacco Company Debra Dean and the Nocturns, 8 p.m., free.
Tropical Soul DJ Night (reggae and Latin), 10 p.m., $5.
Upper East Side Lounge Steve Kessler featuring Taylor Barnett (jazz piano), 8-11 p.m., $5.
Chevy Rock and Roll 400 The NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Busch and Nextel Cup Races come to the RIR through Sept. 11, featuring public appearances by the drivers and musical performances. For information, visit www.rir.com.
Fiction Reading Author Jeannette Drake reads her short stories and poems at Café Gutenberg at 7:30 p.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.
Lecture Henry Wiencek talks about "An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves and the Creation of America" at the Virginia Historical Society at noon. Admission is $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.
Groovin' in the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden kicks off a special fall edition of its music series. This week, 1964 The Tribute performs. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8-$12. 1800 Lakeside Ave. For tickets and information, call 794-6700.
Swingin' on the Tracks The Science Museum of Virginia continues its music series with Seven Nations and opener Kyle Davis from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1540. www.swinginonthetracks.com.
Firehouse Theatre The Firehouse Theatre Project presents "Kingdom of Earth" by Tennessee Williams at 8 p.m. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. Through Oct. 2. Tickets are $20. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.
Modlin Center The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents "All the Great Books (abridged)" Sept. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30. 289-8980.
Rentz Gallery An exhibition of work by Rick Laufer, Frank Van Riper, Judy Goodman, John Glave and Ted Larsen opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. The show hangs through Oct. 10. 1700 W. Main St. 358-5338.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Donna Angelle and Her Zydeco Posse, 8-11 p.m., $8. Dance lesson at 7 p.m., free with admission.
Baja Bean Co. A Lo Hecho Pecho, weekly, 10 p.m., $3.
Bajama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free.
Bogart's Back Room The Progressive Jazz Quintet, 9 p.m., $5.
Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m.
Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roue Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Canal Club The Blues Jam open mic hosted by Smoking Section, weekly, 9 p.m., free.
Capital Ale House Therapeutic Thursdays, weekly, 5 p.m.
Chopstix Wax Museum (hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.
Comedy Alley Comedy Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., $5.
Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free.
Emilio's The Grove, 10 p.m.
Europa Escape featuring DJ Jeff McGrath (progressive house), weekly.
Fox Head Inn Summer jazz series featuring the Tomasini Trio (Latin jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., $3.
Upper East Side Lounge Swing dancing with the Upper East Side Big Band, weekly, 8-11 p.m., $5.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.
Chevy Rock and Roll 400 Country artist Big and Rich headlines the Busch Race at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.rir.com.
Nostalgia Fest Petersburg celebrates its past with a three-day festival featuring music, food and the Budweiser Clydesdales. Through Sept. 12. For more information, call 732-0700 or visit www.downtownpetersburg.net.
Rainbow Gala The Association for the Support of Children with Cancer hosts a fundraising gala at the Omni Hotel at 6:30 p.m., featuring a live auction, music, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $125. For more information, call 794-3302.
Stammtisch The monthly German / American cultural exchange meets at Café Gutenberg at 7:30 p.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.
Summer Family Film Series Henrico County hosts an evening of film, prizes and popcorn at Dorey Park by the lake, starting at 6:30 p.m. The film is "Toy Story," starting at 7:30. 2999 Darbytown Road. 501-5121.
Wine and Beer Tasting The Dooley Noted Society hosts a wine and beer tasting at Maymont Park, 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166, ext. 341.
Friday Cheers The Brown's Island concert series continues with AAE from 6-9:30 p.m. Admission is free. 788-6466.
Orpheus in Concert The acoustic band Orpheus blends folk, rock and classical music at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 231-2547.
Short Pump Town Center Concert Series The shopping Mecca hosts a free music series. This week, the Escorts perform from 7-9 p.m. on the main plaza. For more information, call 364-9500.
Arboretum Gallery An exhibition of work by Coplan and Redd is featured in the gallery at WRIC-TV 8 through Nov. 26. 301 Arboretum Place. 330-8888.
Artemis Gallery "Mixed Media Installation 2004 ZYX," featuring a massive depiction of the evolution of civilization cast in styrofoam and trash by John Crutchfield, the sculptures of Lauren Pollack, and an outdoor sculpture garden, opens with a reception, 5 p.m.-midnight. 1610 W. Main St. 254-1755.
Chasen Gallery "Original Paintings and Sculpture" by Hessam Abrishami opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. and a book signing Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m. The show hangs through Oct. 10. 3554 W. Cary St. 204-1048.
Eric Schindler Gallery A show of paintings by Irving Aronowitz opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Oct. 3. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.
Plant Zero Project Space "On Message: Art for Our Time," an exhibition of voting-related artwork, opens with a reception, 5-8 p.m., featuring DJs and voter registration. The show runs through Nov. 7. 0 E. Fourth St. 726-4442.
Reynolds Gallery The gallery presents "Abstract Works on Paper," works by Theresa Pollak and Nell Blaine through Oct. 16, with Ron Johnson and Cindy Neuschwander in the project rooms. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.
White Canvas Gallery "Recent Paintings" by James Del Grosso opens with a reception, 5:30-8 p.m. The show hangs through Oct. 13. 111 S. 14th St. 782-1776.
Alley Katz Perpetual Groove, the Grove, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Old School Freight Train, the Avett Brothers, 8 p.m., $10.
Babe's Julie Clark and Kristin (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $5.
Bajama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5.
Bandito's "Friday Night Fever" with DJ Rick Danger, weekly.
Bella Artes Café The Russ Hanchin Trio (jazz), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free.
Bogart's Back Room Tricia Carter (jazz), 9 p.m., $6.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m.
Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Shenanigans 100th Monkey, 8:30 p.m., $5.
Sin é US, 9 p.m.-midnight, free.
The Tobacco Company Soul Providers, 9:30 p.m., free.
Tropical Soul Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5.
Upper East Side Lounge Rex Richardson and the X-Ray Rextet (jazz trumpet), 9 p.m.-midnight, $5.
Book Signing E. Taylor Wise signs copies of his book "Eleven Bravo: A Skytrooper's Memoir of War in Vietnam" at Book People, 2-4 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
CAT Gala Chamberlayne Actors Theatre holds its second annual gala at Maymont Park, featuring awards, a silent auction and music. Tickets are $40. 1700 Hampton St. For more information, visit www.cattheatre.com or call 873-2209.
Chevy Rock and Roll 400 Rock band Collective Soul performs before the Nextel Cup race. This race is sold out. For more information, visit www.rir.com.
Nostalgia Fest Petersburg celebrates its past with a three-day festival featuring music, food and the Budweiser Clydesdales. Through Sept. 12. Call 732-0700 or visit www.downtownpetersburg.net.
Open Mic Anniversary Barnes & Noble hosts the second anniversary of its open mic series, 3-10 p.m., with open mics for children and adults. Admission is free. 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.
Performance Writer Linda Rae Johnson presents "Southern Discomfort Louisiana Style," a performance of her writings at Artspace at 8 p.m., followed by a reception. Admission is $5. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.
Romance Writer The Virginia Romance Writers present "I've Got You Under My Skin: Deep Point of View" with Virginia Kantra at the Innsbrook Library, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. 4060 Innslake Drive. 897-4042.
Gallery Concerts St. Paul's Episcopal Church presents an all-Bach program with performances by Markus Tapio and Elina Mustinen of Finland, 7 p.m. Donations requested. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589, ext. 316.
Gospel Chicken House Series The Montpelier music series continues with Just Inspired and the Survivors starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 14709 Greenwood Church Road. 883-6487.
Klezmer Music Concert Congregation Or Atid presents a program of Eastern European ethnic music at 8:30 p.m. in the Or Atid sanctuary. Admission is free. 501 N. Parham Road.
Grace Street Theatre Nine dance companies perform contemporary work and discuss choreography at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$18. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.
Virginia Historical Society An exhibition of "Stoneware Pottery of Eastern Virginia" is on view through Feb. 1. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.
Alley Katz Soldiers of Jah Army, First Rays, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $7-$10.
Ashland Coffee and Tea The Taters, 8 p.m., $6.
Bajama Joe's Party Radio with Q94, weekly, $5.
Bella Arte Carol Covell Trio, 8-11 p.m., free.
Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis (Brazilian jazz), 9 p.m., $6.
Cabo's Corner Bistro First Impressions, weekly, 9:45 p.m.-midnight, free.
Canal Club Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute), 8:30 p.m., $8-$10.
Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Session, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free.
Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free.
Comedy Alley Puppets in the Alley presents "Aesop's Fables," 11 a.m., $5-$6. ComedySportz (improv), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $10.
Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.
Enzo's Tavern Soul Providers, 8:30-11 p.m., $2.
Europa DJ Will Saturday, weekly, 10 p.m., free.
Funny Bone Tommy Davidson, 8 and 10:30 p.m., $22.
Glenn's Tavern Disco by Johnny "The Unknown DJ," weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Hyperlink Café Super Nova International Dance Party, weekly, free before midnight.
Maggiano's Little Italy Mark Lomanno Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-11 p.m., free.
Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free.
Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedy, weekly, 8 and 10:30 p.m., $9.75. On the music stage, Patchwork.
Nanci Raygun Food Not Bombs Benefit Show, all ages, 5 p.m., $5.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Paul Walton and Tommy Clark (traditional jazz), weekly, 6:30 p.m., free.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Shenanigans Tears and Whiskey (old school country music), 8:30 p.m., $5.
Sin é Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills, 9 p.m.-midnight, free
Taste Fahari Sound (reggae), weekly, 21 and older, $5.
The Tobacco Company John Fetherston Band, 9:30 p.m., free.
Tropical Soul Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Upper East Side Lounge Katana Mantra (interplanetary funk and rock), 9 p.m.-midnight, $5.
Cadillac Commonwealth Cup Polo Match The British Forces Foundation Polo Team faces off against the Commonwealth Polo Team at South Ceres Farm in Goochland, starting at 11:30 a.m. and featuring dog agility trials, a best hat contest and wine tastings. Tickets are $20-$30. For more information, call 556-6565.
Dominion Film Sundays Dominion Virginia Power presents a series of films made in Virginia to benefit the Byrd Theatre Foundation and Virginia Production Alliance. The series continues with "Lassie" at 1:30 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre. Tickets are $5. 2908 W. Cary St. (888) 523-1043.
Nostalgia Fest Petersburg celebrates its past with a three-day festival featuring music, food and the Budweiser Clydesdales. For more information, call 732-0700 or visit www.downtownpetersburg.net.
Ani DiFranco "Vote Dammit!" Tour In an attempt to increase voter participation, the singer-songwriter is touring the swing states with activist groups. She brings her platform to the Carpenter Center at 8 p.m. Tickets start $30.50. 600 E. Grace St. For tickets, call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Flamenco Concert Charlie Moeser performs traditional and contemporary flamenco at the Modlin Center at 3 p.m. Admission is free. 289-8980.
Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series Bon Air Presbyterian Church kicks off its concert series with "Crescendo: Mike Goldberg and Friends," a chamber ensemble, at 4 p.m. at the church. Admission by donation. 9201 W. Huguenot Road. 272-7514.
VCU Jazz Piano Concert Series The piano series begins with the Bill Mays Trio at 4 p.m. in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Tickets are available for the individual performances as well as the series. For more information, visit www.vcujazz.org.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "Connected Threads," textile work by various artists, opens with a reception, 2-4 p.m. The show hangs through Oct. 17. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Flippo Gallery An exhibition of recent prints by members of One/Off opens with a reception, 3-5 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 15. 211 N. Center St. 752-3018.
Valentine Richmond History Center The center offers guided walking tours every Sunday. This week, the tour spotlights the Hollywood Cemetery. The tours start at 2 p.m. and cost $6-$7. For more information and tour starting points, call 649-0711.
Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprise, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free.
Café Gutenberg Guitar jam and open mic with Stephan Saunders, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Catch 22 Jack Diamond (Sinatra swing), weekly, 7 p.m.-midnight, $5.
Emilio's Live drum and bass with Body Karate, weekly.
Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.
Funny Bone Tommy Davidson, 7 p.m., $22.
Glenn's Tavern Another Level Band (jazz and funk), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5.
Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with the Farmer Brothers, weekly, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grove Avenue Coffee and Tea Divided Highway (bluegrass), weekly, 9 a.m.-noon, free.
Hard Shell Daniel Clark Jimmy Sullivan Duo, weekly, 11:30 a.m., free.
Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.
Hyperlink Café Club Anastasia featuring Lonnie B, weekly, $10.
Kitty O' Shea's Jazz Brunch with the Leon Leary Trio, weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.
Metro Grill Mark Troxell Duo, weekly, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free.
Mr. Bojangles Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop), 8 p.m., $8-$10.
Mulligan's Sports Bar (Main Street) Dave Pillsbury's Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, weekly, 7-10:15 p.m.
Poe's Pub Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys (swingabilly), 8:30 p.m., $10.
Potter's Pub and Grille Randy Wayne Roe tribute to Elvis, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Richbrau Brewery S.I.N. night, weekly.
Shenanigans Mark Abernathy, weekly, 7 p.m., free.
Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly.
Star-lite The Harrison Deane Band, 9-11 p.m., free.
Upper East Side Lounge Karaoke Night, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free.
Art of the Commercial The Association of Independent Commercial Producers presents a viewing of the year's best television commercials at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30-$40. 200 N. Boulevard. For tickets and information, visit www.richmondadclub.com.
Designer House Opens The 2004 Richmond Symphony Designer House opens today for tours, a boutique and diner, through Oct. 10 Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 815 Porter St. at the south end of the Manchester Bridge. Directions, tickets and other information, 421-3550.
Classical Concert Soprano Anne O'Byrne and pianist Patrick Carlin perform work by Handel, Verdi and others at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Admission is free. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.
Eighth Blackbird The renowned ensemble performs contemporary and classical works at the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30. 289-8980.
Alley Katz An Evening with Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Experience, 18 and older, 8 p.m.-midnight, $8-$10.
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