Agecroft Hall Celebrate "The Life and Times of Elizabeth I" with a lecture and lunch hosted by the Agecroft Association, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Grace Street Theater In conjunction with her opening exhibit at the Hand Workshop Art Center this week, artist Sheila Pepe holds a talk titled "Radically Local: A Conversation with Sheila Pepe" at 4 p.m. 934 W. Grace St. 353-0094.
Ashland Coffee & Tea Songwriter night (features select local songwriters), 8 p.m., free.
Awful Arthur's (West End) Dave Terry (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Bogart's Backroom Ground Zero (weekly), 10 p.m., $5.
Boulevard Deli Animal Crackers, 8 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Cary St. Cafe Special Ed & The Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly.
Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, free.
Europa Omar Faison, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.
Joey's Open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.
Medley's The B-Side Players (blues), weekly.
Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Disco Night (weekly) with DJ Mark Dooky Doo, 10 p.m.
Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.
Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.
Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock (weekly), 9 p.m.
Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alternative folk rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.
Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.
Sin é Dale Traylor, 8:30 p.m., free.
The Tobacco Company Joe Scott Trio, 9 p.m., free.
Book Signing D. Lea Jacobs, author of "Friend of the Family: An Undercover Agent in The Mafia," will discuss and sign copies of his book, 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.
Virginia Museum "Impressions," a teen coffee house event featuring mixed-media art, poetry and music by Jazzbreak, 6-8:30 p.m. at the museum. Free. 340-1400.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The fifth annual Art After Hours series continues with live music, art tours, poetry readings, beer and wine tastings and more in the museum's Marble Hall. Thursdays,6-9 p.m. $10. Through Feb. 27. 2800 Grove Ave. 204-2700.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The Richmond Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America presents a lecture by Ford Weiskittel titled "The Trireme Olympia: the reconstruction and sea trials of an ancient Greek warship." 8 p.m. 2800 Grove Ave. 779-2277.
University of Richmond Museums The Marsh Art Gallery features "Experiences," mythological and metaphorical landscape paintings by Mary Frank. Opens with a reception from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Through Feb. 28. University of Richmond. 289-8276.
The Carpenter Center BACI management presents "Things Lovers Do," a play exploring the relationship between a singer and her producer, Jan. 16-18, at 8 p.m., Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. 600 E. Grace St. 262-8100.
The Firehouse Theatre Project The Festival of New American Plays comes to the stage to name the best new play of the year between two semifinalists, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 19. 1609 W. Broad St. Call 355-2001 for ticket prices.
Westhampton Theater Jewish Family Services presents the Ninth Annual Night at the Movies fund-raiser with an exclusive Richmond premiere of "The Pianist," a film about polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, 7 p.m., $40. 5706 Grove Ave. 282-5644.
18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.
Alley Katz Big Lazy, Tulsa Drone, 10 p.m.
Ashland Coffee & Tea Modern Groove Syndicate, 8 p.m., $5.
Bogart's Backroom The Klimt Experience, 10 p.m., $5.
Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.
Boulevard Deli Lil Pookie and The Zydeco Heartbreakers, 7 p.m.
Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.
Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett and the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Cary St. Café Barefoot Manner, 10 p.m., $5.
Chopstix Wax Museum hip-hop showcase with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.
Comedy Alley Kids with Lawnmowers, an experimental improvisational group, weekly, $3.
Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.
Easy St. No Charge, 10 p.m., free.
Europa Oregon Hill Brass Band, weekly, 10 p.m.
Godfathers Cat Daddy.
The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.
Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.
Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJ Fernando, weekly, 9 p.m.
Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free.
Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Revelations (weekly), DJ Rick Danger, 10 p.m.
Out Of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.
Poe's Pub King Wilkie (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $4.
Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.
Richie's Pacific Grill Deep House Music, weekly, 7 p.m.
Rock Falls Tavern Nick's karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.
Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.
Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.
Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.
Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.
The Tobacco Company John Fetherston Band, 9 p.m., free.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.
Zin's Fred Ostrow and Carol Covell (jazz), weekly, 8 p.m.
International Folk Dancers Learn traditional dances of the British Isles with the International Folk Dance Club, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Elementary School. Free. 9000 Hungary Spring Road. 527-0759.
The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education Enjoy an evening with historian Hugh Campbell as he explores the challenges of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 6:30 p.m. $12. Western Hanover. 883-7378.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen After 100 performances on the Grand Olde Opry stage, country artist Elizabeth Cook takes the stage to support her CD release "Hey Y'all" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18. 2880 Mountain Road. 226-0900.
The Modlin Center The New York quintet Rockapella, perform their blend of soul, rock, R&B and jazz, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall in Booker Hall of Music. Tickets $24-$29. University of Richmond. 289-8980.
Richmond Symphony Orchestra The symphony gives an encore performance of "Let the Trumpets Sound," 7:30 p.m. at the Blackwell Auditorium in the Center for Performing Arts. $20. Randolph-Macon College. 752-3712.
Anderson Gallery Three new shows: "Lather," mixed-media sculptures by Gregory Barsamian; "Thinking with Blood: Conflict and Culture in the American South," decades of contemporary Southern art; "Return to Normandy," 35 black-and-white photographs showing the remains of WWII defensive fortifications, all open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Through March 9. 907 « W. Franklin St., 828-1522.
Hand Workshop Art Center "On Site/Artists' Projects: Sheila Pepe," the third annual exhibition developed for the Center's galleries, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Through March 9. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.
Reynolds Gallery "Bloom," paintings and works on paper by Tanja Softic, and "Sculpture," recent installation works and sculptures by Luis Castro, open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 15. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.
Shockoe Bottom Arts Center "The January All Media Show," features works in several mediums with juror Kirsten Gray; opens with a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Tobacco Gallery. Reception will follow. Through Feb. 8. 2001 E. Grace. St. 643-7959.
Uptown Gallery "Off the Wall," works by gallery members giving homage to their favorite subject matter, opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Through March 8. 1305 W. Main St. 749-4200.
Alley Katz The Pietasters, Two Man Advantage, 6 p.m.
Ashland Coffee & Tea Old School Freight Train, 8 p.m., $7.
Awful Arthur's (West End) The Jangling Reinharts, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.
Bella Italia Restaurant Carol Covell and Company (jazz), 7 p.m., Don Victorio's Night Lounge presents Latin Flava, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.
Bogart's Backroom Skip Gailes, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Boulevard Deli Big City and JJ, 7 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.
Canal Club The January All Stars featuring Catfish Hodge, Tom Principato and Pete Ragusa, 8:30 p.m., $10.
Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.
Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.
Daddio's Grille Karaoke,weekly, 9 p.m., free.
Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.
Godfathers Cat Daddy.
Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.
The Holy Chow Anco, When in Rome, The Over-Privileged.
Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m. Patchwork, 9 p.m.
Mi Hacienda Latin Night, weekly, free salsa, meringue and bachata lessons from 9-10 p.m., dance from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., with DJ El Duro and DJ Peligro.
Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Fairweather, Brazil.
Poe's Pub Tom Larsen Band (rock 'n' blues), 10p.m., $6.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc, weekly, $3.
Rock Falls Tavern DJ Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard spins your favorite beach and funk music, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m.
Shenanigans The Slack Family (bluegrass), 9 p.m., free.
Sin é The Jeff Greer Band, 9 p.m., free.
The Tobacco Company Mo Debree Band, 9 p.m., free.
Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Landmark Theater The Richmond Forum brings Rudolph Giuliani to discuss his principles of leadership, his belief in democracy and his vision for the future of Americans, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 - $40. 6 N. Laurel St. 330-3993.
The Richmond Big Flea The fun continues with the first show of the New Year at the Richmond Raceway Complex with more than 250 booths of antiques and collectibles, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. 430-4735.
The World of Mirth Join the fun with a performance by "Fat Elvis" Bryan Harvey and an Elvis look-alike competition for ages 12 and younger, 3 p.m. 3005 W. Cary St. 353-8991.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Enjoy an evening of great music with "Country Jamboree: Going Back to Our Bluegrass Roots," featuring fiddler extraordinaire Sonny Mead, The Big X Band and more, 7 p.m. Tickets $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Astra Design "The Pleasure of the Table," recent watercolor and gouache paintings by Virginia artist Judy Bumgardner, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Through Feb. 8. 3141 W. Cary St. 257-5467.
Crossroads Art Center Meet the artists at the Artist Reception. Includes a book signing, live jazz and poetry readings from 4-8 p.m. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.
Pine Camp Arts Center "Virginia's Rich Tradition of African-American Artists," featuring an extensive collection of works by nine state and nationally known artists, opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Spotlight Gallery. Through Feb. 28. 4901 Old Brook Road. 646-3674.
Swift Creek Mill Theater The original cast returns to the Play House in "Honky Tonk Angels II," Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 18. Call for additional showtimes. $31-$33.75. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.
Alley Katz Cock Rock 2003 featuring The Can Utility, Damn Dirty Ape, Channel 43, Before Falling, The Deviltones, Circuit Halo, 9 p.m.
Ashland Coffee & Tea Chez Roue, 8 p.m., $5.
Bella Italia Restaurant Don Victorio's Night Lounge presents Remarkable Phenomenon, 10:30 p.m., free.
Bogart's Backroom George Turner, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Boulevard Deli 3rd Anniversary Bash featuring Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials, Anders Osborne, Big Joe and the Dynaflows, 8 p.m., $15.
Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.
Cary St. Café King Solomon's Marbles, 10 p.m., $5.
Shenanigans King Wilkie (bluegrass), 8:30 p.m., free.
Sin é Michael James and the Actual Facts, 9 p.m., free.
The Tobacco Company Billy Ray Hatley and the Showdogs, 9 p.m., free.
Tropical Soul Live salsa, weekly, 8-11 p.m.
Beth Ahabah Museum Sing out for freedom with "Living the Dream," an interfaith community concert in commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 4 p.m. 1111 W. Franklin St. 358-6757.
Free Concert The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart hosts a concert of works by Handel, Schubert, Foster and others, 3 p.m. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.
The Singleton Center The Greater Richmond Children's Choir performs a concert featuring folk songs and spirituals, as well as music by Bach, Brahms and more. Performance begins at 4 p.m. $3-$5. Virginia Commonwealth University. 922 Park Ave. 828-2772.
Viennese New Year's Concert The 32-piece European Wind Ensemble performs in its sixth year at Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall in the Singleton Center, 6:30 p.m. $7. Virginia Commonwealth University. 556-3598.
Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
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.
Cary St. Café The Zen Tricksters, 9:30 p.m.
Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.
Graffiti Grille Live jazz, weekly.
Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.
Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m.
Richie's Pacific Grill Phillip Ramirez and Unique.
Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly.
Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.
Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.
Bogart's Backroom Rudy Faulkner, 10 p.m., $6.
Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.
Fox & Hounds The Jangling Reinharts, alternating weekly with Kyle Davis Band, 10 p.m., free.
Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.
Poe's Pub William Walter and Company (acoustic), 9 p.m., $3.
Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie, weekly, free.
Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.
Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.
The Modlin Center The Cuban traditional group Los Cumbancheros performs in conjunction with the Marsh Art Gallery's "Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba's Ediciones Vigia" exhibition, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall in Booker Hall of Music. Tickets $24-$29. University of Richmond. 289-8980.
Bogart's Backroom Thomas Hosebeck, 9:30 p.m. $5.
Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
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