Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Wed: Knuckle Dragger, Early November, Klutchkill, Choke Chain, 8 p.m., $10-$15. Sat: Cassius, This Time It's War, Abacabb, Wake of Ruin, Kevin Beckley, Since 1913, 4-11 p.m., $10-$12. Mon: Reign Supreme, 7 p.m., $10-$12. Tues: Driverside Impact, I am the Dream, Disarming Artica, 6-10 p.m., $7.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Sat: Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m., $8.
Bailey's Smokehouse and Tavern 7502 W. Broad St., 755-6800. Wed: Big Boss Man, 9:30 p.m.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road, 750-1120. Wed: Chasing Arrows, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. Fri: Kiel Castle, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: the Michael Clark Band, 10 p.m., free. Sun: the Doctors of Jazz, noon-2 p.m., free.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Fri: Meantime, Petition, Learn Nothing, Redemption, + One More, 8 p.m. Sat: This Condition, 8 p.m. Sun: Hot Lava, Deleted Scenes, the Great White Jenkins, 8 p.m. Mon: the Prize, First Strike, What Price Victory, 8 p.m. Tues: Horror Show Hot Club, Blight and Bowery, Perkasie, Casperous Vine, 8 p.m.
The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Wed: Special Ed and the Shortbus, A Good Natured Riot, Jackass Flats, Fox Hunt, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Fri: A Suffocating Signal, Asleep At the Bottom of the Sea, Influence the Chemist, Bexley, the Jim Ivins Band, 5-9 p.m. $7. Sat: the Influence, Against Grace, 9 p.m., $5.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: Mike Lucci Blues Band, 5 p.m., free. Chasing Arrows, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Will Thomas, 10 p.m., $5.
Count Rib and Ale Company 13045 Hull Street Road, 276-8333. Wed: Unity Sound Reggae Band, 10 p.m.
Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425. Fri: No Worries, 9 p.m., free. Sun: Sax and Stax with Matt Patchen, noon-2 p.m., free.
The Farm House 1840 Manakin Road. 784-2224. Wed: Gypsy Roots, 7-9 p.m.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083. Thurs: Jason Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fr: the River City Band (Americana, bluegrass), 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: the Silverbacks, 8:30 p.m., free.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7-10 p.m., free.
Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Fri: Bart Chucker Band, 9 p.m., free. Tues: Pat O'Brien, 7:30 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Fri: Moshe Dayan, Searching for Timothy, Nobel, Safety Word Orange, 6:30 p.m., $10-$13. Sat: Battery: Greatest Hits of Metallica, 7 p.m., $12.
Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120. Wed: Galactic Superstars, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free. Thurs: Pat O'Brien, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m., free.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Wed: Broken Monday, 9:45 p.m. $3.
Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202. Mon: Kurt Crandall and True Story, 9 p.m.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Sat: Jack and the Whale, Modo, 10 p.m. Sun: the Dopamines, Wilson Getchell and the Guys, Useless S. Grant, Genuine Imitations, 10 p.m.
Richmond Folk Music Phil Cooper and Margaret Nelson perform a show of traditional Celtic, British, and American songs starting at 8 p.m. at the Congregation Or Ami. $12-$15. 9400 Huguenot Road. 647-7856.
Uptown Gallery "Arias and Art," a musical exhibit by all Uptown Gallery members. "Cream of the Crop," featuring works by Cari Still. Both opening Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. and on display through Feb. 28. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.
You Bring It We Fling It The Science Museum of Virginia takes control of the Virginia Military Institute's trebuchet (a modified catapult), inviting guests to bring items between 10 and 20 pounds from noon-4 p.m. Watch your junk get launched to a new ZIP code. $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
1212 Gallery "Threshold," featuring works by Christine Carr. Opening at 2 p.m. and on display through Feb. 8. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.
Book Signing Author Douglas A. Hicks, an associate professor at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, discusses how leaders should look at faith with his new book, "With God on All Sides," starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St.