Worn Again The fashion show for used clothing, part of Richmond Fashion Week, benefits the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and WRIR, 6-11 p.m. at Plant Zero. Tickets are $10. 0 E. Fourth St. 726-4442.
Book Release Party Colleen Curran reads from and signs copies of her debut novel, "Whores on the Hill," 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Innsbrook After Hours The Innsbrook music series continues with Style Night at Innsbrook, featuring performances by Grand Funk Railroad and Heath Haynes and the Crying Shames. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 794-6700 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum presents Lunch Break Science, a lecture series on science, art and culture, noon-1 p.m. Free. This week, Eugene G. Maurakis talks about "Reflections of Environmental Ethics in Art, Literature and Music." 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Alley Katz Gent Treadly and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead featuring DJ Williams Projekt, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.
Kitty O'Shea's Pat Russell, 7-10:30 p.m., free. 739-0800.
Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.
Mars Bar Retrolution Metropolis (industrial), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Nanci Raygun Bullet Train to Vegas, The Letters Organize, all ages, 7 p.m., $6. 353-4263.
Out of Bounds Faron Hamblin, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 355-7390.
Poe's Pub Ryan Hearn (acoustic folk), 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.
Positive Vibe Café Sheryl Warner and the Homewreckers, 7:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.
Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Reflections Fahari Sound (reggae), weekly, $5 for men. 519-5324.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.
Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Sin é DC Motors, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Just Desserts, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Upper East Side Lounge Mike Cemprola Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., $5. 515-8099.
Catalyst 15 Local fashion designers present a showing of new clothing designs in a night of art and fashion at Plant Zero, starting at 6 p.m. with an exhibition of painting and sculpture and followed by a fashion show at 8:30 p.m. and DJ spinning until 2 a.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 0 E. Fourth St. 647-8253.
Concept Fashion Show FAB1 Marketing, Inc., holds a fashion show of church, business and urban clothing, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. at Have a Nice Day Café. Call 545-0668 or visit www.fab1marketing.com.
Genesis Design Awards Schwarzschild Jewelers sponsors a jewelry design competition for VCU students culminating in an awards ceremony and reception at the Carytown store, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Call for reservations, 344-0115.
Israel Independence Day Celebration The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and the Weinstein JCC present an evening of music and lecture. Israeli musical duo Tami Rimon and Ophir Atar perform at 6 p.m., and Amos Guiora addresses "Prospects for the Future" at 7:30 p.m. Free. 5403 Monument Ave. 545-8626.
Ukrop's Richmond Race Fest The race weekend kicks off with this benefit festival for the Victory Junction Gang, featuring NASCAR drivers signing autographs, food, music, race cars and a silent auction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Shockoe Slip. Free. 379-2233.
Book Release Party Gigi Amateau reads from and signs copies of her novel "Claiming Georgia Tate," 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Poetry Reading The Short Pump Poets read at Barnes & Noble in the West End at 7:30 p.m. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.
Cold Harbor Sundowns The bluegrass and country music series at Cold Harbor Ruritan Park starts at 6 p.m. This week, performances by Michelle Nixon and the Drive, The Honky Tonk Experience. Tickets are $5. Call 788-4603 or visit www.coldharborsundowns.com.
Groovin' in the Garden The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden concert series continues with a performance by Old Crow Medicine Show. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. Call 794-6700 or visit www.richmondconcerts.net.
Maymont Park The Maymont Foundation and the VCU life sciences department host a series of talks on the life sciences at Maymont's Robins Nature Center at 7 p.m. This week, Wan-ling Chiu gives a talk about "Plants as Self-Sufficient Farmers: No Need for Fertilizer." Free. 358-7166, ext. 325.
Virginia Historical Society James C. Kelly presents a Banner Lecture on "Cussin' Cousins: John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson" at noon. $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.
ADA Gallery DJ Joe (music, coffee), 7-10 p.m., free. 644-0100.
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 (classic 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.
The Tobacco Company The Jangling Reinhardts, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Upper East Side Lounge Swing dancing with the Upper East Side Big Band, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 515-8099.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
10 X 10 The Nonesuch art and apparel store hosts a limited edition T-shirt show sale as part of Fashion Week, 7-11 p.m. Free. 918 W. Grace St. 649-4069.
Chevy American Revolution 400 The Busch Series Funai 250 starts the race weekend at the Richmond International Raceway at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45. 345-7223.
Friday for the Arts! The City of Petersburg presents its monthly art walk event, 7-10 p.m. 733-2352.
Lebanese Food Festival The 21st Annual Lebanese Food Festival comes to St. Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church for three days of cuisine, music and dance, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Through May 15. 4611 Sadler Road. 346-1161.
Book Signing Barry Duncan talks about and signs copies of "What's Right With You" at the Fountain Bookstore at 12:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Stephen Hawley Martin and David Nathan Martin sign copies of "The Color of Demons" at Book People, 5-7 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
Baroque and Beyond The Richmond Symphony gives a "Venetian Carnival" concert, featuring work by Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Monteverdi and others at Randolph-Macon College at 7:30 and May 15 at the Modlin Center at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5-$20. 788-1212.
Jerry Jeff Walker in Concert Jerry Jeff Walker and his Gonzo Compadres are joined by Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun and Blood, Sweat and Gears, plus imported Texas barbecue, for a concert benefiting the Sacred Heart Center at Tredegar Iron Works, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125. 673-1000.
Friday Cheers The Brown's Island concert series continues with performances by Leon Russell and the Marna Bales Band, 6-10 p.m. Free. For more information, call 788-6466 or visit www.citycelebrations.org.
Fridays at Sunset The Kanawha Plaza music series continues with a performance by Lalah Hathaway. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 8th and Canal streets. For more information, call (888) 301-4102 or visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.
Old Fashioned Sing-Along In Season, the Creeky Men, Low Cotton, The Bethel Ensemble Choir and other bluegrass and gospel acts, plus The Bailey Mountain Cloggers, perform at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 4-8 p.m. Free. 8706 Quaker Lane. 920-6301.
Barksdale Theatre Carole Brendlinger's "Money Matters," a costume farce about two gold-diggers who marry for the same reason, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Through May 21. Tickets are $20-$25. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. Call 282-2620 or visit www.barksdalerichmond.org.
James River High School The Jessica Morgan School of Dance presents four shows in two days to benefit the James River High School Drama Club, featuring jazz, tap, modern and lyrical dance, starting at 7 p.m. Through May 14. Tickets are $6-$9. 272-2108.
Artemis Gallery A show of paintings by Diane Clement opens with a reception, 5-10 p.m. Through May. 1601 W. Main St. 353-2676.
Chop Suey Books "Gut Sponge Future Stackable City," work by Paul Goode, opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through June 6. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
Eric Schindler Gallery "For Doing, For Being," paintings by R. Sawan White, opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through June 17. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.
Petersburg Regional Art Center The All Media Show, featuring the work of Mo Regulinski, Steve Cline, Grace Buhrman, Margaret Chalifoux, Marjorie Jackson and Patricia Harvey, opens with an awards ceremony and reception at 7 p.m. Through June 4. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.
Siege Museum "Confederate Currency: The Color of Money" opens in Petersburg with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through July 31. 15 W. Bank St. 733-2427.
Virginia Aviation Museum The museum dedicates a Huey helicopter at 3 p.m., followed by a MASH Bash, a costume party for fans of the television series at 7 p.m. Tickets to the Bash are $10. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The Teen Caffeine Café features music, poetry and the opening of "Bling Bling: Objects of Opulence by Metropolitan Richmond Teens," 6:30-8:30 p.m. The art exhibition runs through June 2. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Alley Katz Forever in a Day, The Mile After, Grace Under Fire, Fall of Transition, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5. 643-2816.
Chevy American Revolution 400 The NASCAR race starts at the Richmond International Raceway at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold-out. 345-7223.
Film Screening The People's Film Company screens the film "For Thy Love" at the Holiday Inn Select at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 1021 Koger Center Blvd. Call 921-2861 or visit www.thepeoplesfilmcompany.com.
"Meet Pedro!" at the Byrd The Wish You Were Here Foundation brings Efren Ramirez, the actor who plays Pedro in the geek-cool film "Napoleon Dynamite," to the Byrd Theatre for a screening of the movie followed by a talk by the actor, with proceeds benefiting the foundation. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. 3012 W. Cary St. 338-1035.
Taste of Hanover Forty Hanover County caterers, restaurants and chefs get together for a fund-raising food festival, 5-8 p.m. at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Building. Tickets are $25. 8460 Times-Dispatch Blvd. 798-2400.
Actor Talk Josh Malina, actor from "The West Wing," "A Few Good Men," "In the Line of Fire" and other films and television shows, speaks about acting and life in Hollywood as an Orthodox Jew, 8:30 p.m. at the Collegiate School. Tickets are $30. 545-8607.
Book Signing Dale Paige Talley signs copies of "Ashland" at Meade and Company, 10 a.m.-noon. 219 N. Washington Highway. 798-9166.
Fiction Reading The Black Swan Writers present "Occupational Hazards," readings of short fiction at Art6 Gallery at 8 p.m. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.
Poetry Open Mic Barnes & Noble at Virginia Center Commons hosts a night of open-mic poetry, 7-9 p.m. 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.
A-May-Sing Gospel and bluegrass musicians Church Yard Grass, Amy Ladd and Friends, Patsy Butler, Terry Stephen and others perform at a community concert at the Highland Springs Methodist Church, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 22 N. Holly St. 222-1696.
Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs the Howard Shore score for "The Lord of the Rings" films at The Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$80. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 262-8003 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Arthur Ashe Athletic Center The Richmond Ballet's young members give their year-end performances at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Through May 15. Tickets are free and required. 344-0906.
Virginia Aviation Museum The Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society hosts an auction and reception starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.
Alley Katz Cystic Fibrosis Benefit featuring Katti Wankis, Caminotcha, The Half Jeffersons, Running With Scissors, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5. Rhythm Pigs with Sin City Revival AC/DC tribute, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $8-$10. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Upper East Side Big Band (jazz), 8 p.m., $8. 798-1702.
Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis (Brazilian jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Maggiano's Little Italy The Mark Lomanno Trio, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 253-0900.
Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Nanci Raygun Single Spies, Worn in Red, all ages, 5 p.m., $5. Fashion Week dance party and clothing drive, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $4 with a bag of clothes, $5 without. 353-4263.
Poe's Pub George Winn and the Bluegrass Partners, 9 p.m., $5. 648-2120.
Potter's Pub and Grille John Small, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 282-9999.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Shady Grove Coffeehouse Carla Ulbrich, Jamie Anderson (comedy singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $10-$12. 355-2461.
Shady Grove United Methodist Church An Evening with Pepper Choplin (piano, guitar), 7 p.m. 360-2600, ext. 40.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans Rock Solid Bluegrass, 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Sin é Special Edition, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.
Singleton Center Greater Richmond High School Jazz Bands, 1 p.m. 828-6776.
The Tobacco Company Fat Daddy Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tonic Blue Bar with DJ Jéréme Rometti and weekly guests (lounge, jazz, house, '80s retro and breaks), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.
Tower Records Wes Charlton, 3 p.m., free. 673-6424.
Tropical Soul Soultry Saturdays DJ Night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, afrobeat), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 771-1605.
Upper East Side Lounge The Scariens (eclectic funk rock), 7 p.m., $5. Hip-Hop Night (DJ, dancing), 11 p.m., $10. 515-8099.
VIP Lounge Tears and Whisky Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Spring Garden Show Varina Episcopal Church hosts a show of arts, crafts, plants, demonstrations and more, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 795-5340.
Book Signing Charlotte Hays signs copies of her book "Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral" at Book People, 2-4 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
European Wind Ensemble The ensemble performs its spring concert featuring music from France and Eastern Europe at the Singleton Center at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7. 922 Park Ave. 556-3598.
Old-Time Gospel Sing St. Paul United Methodist Church hosts a free concert of gospel music in Ruther Glen at 4 p.m. 448-0255.
Spring Concert City Singers and Neighborhood Singers Community Children's Choir give a concert at Woodland Heights Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Free. 359-1656.
Artspace Local artists have a spring cleaning and sell the work in their studios at the Art Attic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Bagels and Grits," a photographic exhibition of Jewish life in the south, opens with a reception, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Aug. 15. $5 suggested donation. 1109 W. Franklin St. 353-2668.
Valentine Richmond History Center The museum leads a weekly Sunday walking tour of various Richmond locations, starting at 2 p.m. This week, the tour explores Church Hill. Tickets are $6-$7. 649-0711.
Virginia Aviation Museum The museum hosts the Richmond British Classic Car and Airplane Meet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.
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.
Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, noon, free. 353-7445.
Christ Ascension Episcopal Church Joe Enroughty and His Royal Virginians (big band dance music), 2-5 p.m., $10. 864-1040.
Nanci Raygun Hit Play presents Appleseed Cast, Chin Up Chin Up, Planar, all ages, 6 p.m., $6. Sacrosanct (goth, industrial), weekly, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $3-$5. 353-4263.
Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.
Potter's Pub and Grille Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 282-9999.
Book Release Party Susann Cokal reads and signs copies of her novel "Breath and Bones," 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Tuesday Tunes The Main Street Centre music series rocks the downtown business district, 12:15-1:15 p.m. This week, Jackass Flats performs. Free. 600 E. Main St. 775-0960.
Landmark Theater Broadway Under the Stars presents the musical "Contact," three love stories told through dance, at 8 p.m. Through May 22. Tickets are $26-$50.50. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Smitty, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Plum Street Ramblers (classic country, bluegrass), 9 p.m., $2. 353-9280.
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