Jepson Leadership Forum Michael J. Sandel and Thaddeus M. Williamson discuss "American Public Debate: What Role for Morality and Religion?" at the University of Richmond at 7 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Reading Jennifer Merrifield and Jonathan Rice read original poetry at Chop Suey Books at 7:30 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum's Lunch Break Science series runs weekly through February, noon-1 p.m. This week, Michael Kelly talks about "Gasoline in the Storm Drain: Where Did It Come From?" Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
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 Mike Gales and the Warriorz (funk), 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.
Tobacco Company Janet Martin Band, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
JFS Annual Night at the Movies Jewish Family Services presents a fund-raising movie night at the Westhampton Theater featuring the film "Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi" at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. 5706 Grove Ave. 282-5644.
Writing Show The James River Writers present "The Writing Show #9: Tracking Down the Story," a talk by Lisa Antonelli Bacon and Style Weekly's Brandon Reynolds, 6:30 p.m. at C3. Admission is $10. 1801 E. Cary St. 474-3575.
Art After Hours The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a night of music, poetry and art, weekly through February, 6-9 p.m. This week, music by The Backscratchers and poetry by Elizabeth Seydel Morgan. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Mozart Marathon University of Richmond students kick off the Mozart Marathon with an hour of Mozart solo works for voice, piano and clarinet, noon-1 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Chamberlayne Actors Theatre "Greetings," a family comedy by Tom Dudzick, opens at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 11 with 2:30 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $13. 319 N. Wilkinson Road. 262-9760.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 288-2800.
Ashland Coffee and Tea David Olney (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $15 in advance. 798-1702.
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.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Reading Art6 hosts a reading of fiction and poetry by six writers at 8 p.m. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.
Mozart Marathon The Mozart Marathon continues at University of Richmond with local organists Mary Beth Bennett, Bruce Stephens and Grant Hellmers performing in Canon Memorial Chapel at noon. Free. 289-8980.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents "Winter Rumba," dance and lessons, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Admission is $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.
Hanover Tavern The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 8 p.m. Through March 5. Tickets are $38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.
ADA Gallery An exhibition of painting and sculpture by Kirsten Kindler, paper installations by Tanya Hastings, and drawings by Diana Al-Hadid opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Feb. 18. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.
Anderson Gallery "Highlights: Selections From the Permanent Collection" and video artist Bob Paris' "Disturbance" open with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through March 5. 907 « W. Franklin St. 828-1522.
Artspace "The Art of GWAR," props and costumes from Richmond's own alien rock band; "Antarctican Cave Drawings" by Leigh Odom; and "Wet Trash," digital photography by Mark McIntyre; open with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Feb. 19. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.
Art Works Six shows open with a reception, 7-10 p.m.: "Close to the Earth," "January All Media Show," "Recent Works of Linda Winkler," "A Wing and a Prayer," "Atmosphere" and "The Photography of Susan Poulton Starseed." Through Feb. 19. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.
Crittenden Studio "On the Wild Side," works by Guy Crittenden and David Turner, opens with a reception, 5-9 p.m. Through February. 201 W. Seventh St. 355-8992.
Reynolds Gallery "Migration," etchings by Tanja Softic, and "Great Prints," prints by modern masters, open with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through February. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.
University of Richmond Museums "Prints and the Courtly World of Mozart" opens with a reception and viewing and Nicholas Till's lecture "Courtly Airs and Disgraces: Mozart and the Aristocratic Cultures of Eighteenth-Century Europe" at the Joel and Lila Harnett Gallery, 7-9 p.m. The show runs through April 29. 289-8276.
Alley Katz Soldiers of Jah Army, In Session, 5th Generation, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $8-$10. 643-2816.
Andy's Big Boss Man, 9 p.m. 798-9751.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band, free 7 p.m. dance lesson, music 8-11 p.m., $10. 288-2880.
Ashland Coffee and Tea The Taters (roots rock), 8 p.m., $6. 798-1702.
Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Roger Carroll (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
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 Billy Ray Hatley and the Show Dogs (roots rock), 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010.
Sin é Signal 7, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
Sycamore Rouge Rouge jazz, 8 p.m., $10. 957-5707.
Thai Curry House Robot Rok Night with DJ MikelPanda (house, electronic), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 358-7027.
Tobacco Company Bopcats reunion show, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Children's Fund-raiser Children's Hospital presents its annual casino night, "A Cure for the Mid-Winter Blues," 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Tickets are $75-$85. 228-5826.
Italian Film and Food Festival The Richmond Moving Image Co-Op presents a day of film from Italy and food from Mamma 'Zu starting at 10 a.m. at Plant Zero. Admission is $10 per screening and $25 for the whole day, available at Chop Suey Books and Video Fan. 0 E. Fourth St. Call 232-RMIC or visit www.rmicweb.org.
Book Signing Anne Thomas Soffee reads and signs copies of her book "N‰rd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal LA," 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Short Pump. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.
Hillard Ensemble in Concert Vocal chamber group The Hilliard Ensemble performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Mozart Marathon The Mozart Marathon concludes at the University of Richmond with performances by UR faculty, the Richmond Symphony String Quartet and symphony guest pianist Sonia Rubinsky at 2 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Shuffles Dance Company presents the "Fifth Annual Shuffles Dance Company Concert" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. 730-3404. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.
James River High School The Virginia Dance Festival, with performances by area dance troupes, benefits Richmond's Children's Hospital. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50-$10. 3700 James River Road. 739-7600.
Modlin Center The University of Richmond presents The Flying Karamazov Brothers in "Life: A Guide to the Perplexed" in the Alice Jepson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32. 289-8980.
Nonesuch Art and Apparel A show of Pat Berren's paintings and drawings closes with a reception, 7-10 p.m. 918 W. Grace St. 649-4069.
Children's Museum of Richmond The Sixth Annual Kids Carniball features a Greek theme with food, crafts, music by The Jangling Reinhardts and more, 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7002.
Alley Katz Classic, The Points, The Stabones, Splintered Jelly Babies, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $6. Redline, Superboot, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Chris Moore (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $6. 798-1702.
Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bleu Bistro Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 750-1120.
Bogart's Back Room George Melvin B-3 Organ Jazz Quartet, 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Cary Street Café Intense City (jam), 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.
Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.
ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League (improv), 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16-$22. 266-9377.
Cotton Club Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop variety show), weekly, 8 p.m., $10. 752-0179.
Emilio's 7-Hills (classic rock). 359-1224.
Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.
Funny Bone Randy Kagan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $15. 521-8900.
Fusion Live blues and jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $7. 249-2338.
Babe's of Carytown Sunday Karaoke, weekly, 3-7 p.m., free. 355-9330.
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, 2-5 p.m., free. The Family Swaggards, The Rip Offs (rock), 9:30 p.m., $3. 353-7445.
Commercial Taphouse Scott Burton and Prabir (acoustic), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.
Emilio's Yo Mama's Brass Band (New Orleans jazz, funk), 18 and older, 10 p.m., $4. 359-1224.
Funny Bone Randy Kagan, 7 p.m., $12. 521-8900.
Fusion Jam with Mike Hawkins, weekly, 4-7 p.m. 249-2338.
Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with the Rusty Farmer and Mike Ess, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 288-0633.
Grove Avenue Coffee and Tea Divided Highway (bluegrass), weekly, 9 a.m.-noon, free. 288-6211.
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.
Legend Brewing Company Pearl and Brass (stoner rock), The Amoeba Men (synth-rock), 10 p.m., $5. 232-3446.
Mars Bar Throwback Dance Night ('80s and eclectic), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Metro Grill Heath Haynes, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-4453.
Mr. Bojangles Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop), 8 p.m., $8-$10. 344-2901.
Positive Vibe Café 1 Year Anniversary with Chicago Cy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 560-9622.
Shenanigans Spectrum, 6 p.m. 264-5010.
Funny Bone Shakespeare's 37 plays are covered in less than two hours in "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" every Monday at 8 p.m. through March 20. Tickets are $12. 11800 W. Broad St. 521-8900.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts School Gallery "Invitational Collage Exhibition" runs through Feb. 24. There is a reception Feb. 3, 5-7 p.m. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Bogart's Back Room Modern Groove Syndicate (jazz, funk, hip-hop), weekly, 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 (psychedelic rock), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-7445.
Easy Street 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.
Emilio's Lounge Night with DJ Ratan, 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.
Nanci Raygun Some Girls, VCR, The Catalyst, all ages, 5 p.m., $7. Sacrosanct (goth/industrial), 18 and over, 10 p.m., $3-$5. 353-4263.
Penny Lane Pub Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.
Modlin Center The University of Richmond presents the Mark Morris Dance Group's "25th Anniversary Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 1. Tickets are $32. 289-8980.
Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Smitty, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Rachel Leyco Band (rock), 9 p.m., $3. 353-9280.
Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.
Nanci Raygun Too Late the Hero, Downtown Singapore, The Half Jeffersons, Underscore, Waiting for Yesterday, all ages, 5 p.m., $6. Big Business, Haram, Cloak/Dagger, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $7. 353-4263.
Poe's Pub Magill's Open Mic Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.
Shenanigans Keith Rogers and Friends, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.
Sin é Dave Pollard, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.
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