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stage

Black Theatre Festival Enjoy a production of "Ndangered 2002," during which six men present their experiences of what it's like to be young, male and black in America, at 5 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. $15. At 8 p.m., The City Dance Troupe performs at the Empire Theatre. 114 W. Broad St. $10. 648-3530.

Cultural Arts Center The Henrico Teen Theatre Company presents "The Invention" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Glen Allen. 2880 Mountain Road. Reservations required. Free. 501-5115.

clubs

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Bootscooters Open mic night, weekly, 8-11 p.m., free.

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.

Cafe Diem Brian Flyin' Sulser Trio (jazz).

Cary St. Cafe Fraction.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, free.

The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Joey's Open mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

Mio's Pizzeria The McGuffin, 10 p.m., $5.

Mulligan's Sports Grille South Side: Reverb Rockets.

Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, 9:30 p.m., $7.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Special Ed & Short Bus Blue Grass Band.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

Shenanigans Old-time music jam session, weekly, 7 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

Sin é Splinter, 8:30 p.m., free.

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company The Speakeasys, 9 p.m., free.

Thursday 01



events

Book Signing Author Phaedra Hise signs copies of "Pilot Error," the true story of a plane crash on Cape Cod, from 6-8 p.m. at Book People. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Riverfront Outdoor Movies Watch "Shrek" at 7 p.m. on Brown's Island as part of this weekly series through Aug. 29. Free. downtownpresents.org.

music

Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, Randall Bramblett performs from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden. 2800 Grove Ave. 21 and older. $10. 340-1400.

stage

Black Theatre Festival Jazz Actors Theatre presents "The Rose that Grew from Concrete," featuring the poetry of late rap artist Tupac Shakur, at 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. $10. 648-3530.

Festival of Arts The Elegba Folklore Society performs African dance at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Puppet Pet Show "Popping Up Pets," a performance by E&E Puppets begins at 10 a.m. at North Avenue Library. 2901 North Ave. Free. 646-4514.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea Jackie Frost Trio, $5.

Awful Arthur's West End: Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5; John Moossa Band, 10 p.m.

Bootscooters Karaoke, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Boulevard Deli Roy Carrier & the Zydeco Night Rockers, dance lesson at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $7.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; C.C. and Company (variety/dance), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, tonight: Producer's Night, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.

18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.

Godfather's Lounge Cat Daddy Band.

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.

Mulligan's Sports Grille South Side: karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub The Taters, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Fun with Littleman George.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sin é Splinter, 8:30 p.m., free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Tobacco Company John Fetherston Band, 9 p.m., free.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 02



events

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Rumba Latina Enjoy an evening of dance lessons with entertainment by the Latin Ballet of Virginia at 8 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. 2880 Mountain Road. $10. 261-6200, ext. 336.

music

Festival of Arts Paul Reisler of Trapezoid performs with Diane Bardwell and Gary Green at 8 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, Regan and The Agents of Good Roots perform from 6-9:30 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. fridaycheers.org.

Fridays at Sunset Concert series every Friday through Aug. 16. Tonight, Oleta Adams and opener Shanneice James perform at 6 at Kanawha Plaza downtown. Eigth and Cary streets. $10. fridaysatsunset.com.

stage

Black Theatre Festival Jazz Actors Theatre presents "The Rose that Grew from Concrete," featuring the poetry of late rap artist Tupac Shakur, at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. $10. At 6 p.m., "Before It Hits Home" tells the story of a middle-class black family's experience with AIDS at the Empire Theatre. 114 W. Broad St. $15. At 10 p.m., enjoy a production of "Ndangered 2002," during which six men present their experiences of what it's like to be young, male and black in America, at the Firehouse Theatre. $15. 648-3530.

art

Artspace "The Powers of Three2," works by Gary Colson, Chris Stephens and Paul "Buddy" Terrell, and "Photographic Compositions" by Eliza Bulla, opens with a reception from 7-10 p.m. Through Sept. 1. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Carillon East Gallery Part of Festival of Arts, "Creative Reflections" opens at 7 p.m., Byrd Park. Through Aug. 17. dogwooddell.org.

Cudahy's "Let's Get Physical," works by Jeanne Goodman, Victoria Bruner and Jeremy Witt, opens with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Through Sept. 11. 1314 E. Cary St. 782-1776.

Ginger Levit atelier "The Wonderful World of Oz," paintings by artists whose last names begin with the letters "o" or "z," opens today in the West End Antiques Mall. Through Sept. 30. 2004 Staples Mill Road. 740-1471.

Richmond Public Library "Clay Works" by Nora Green, "The Fifth Commandment" by Caroline Young Long and "Spirals in Nature — Growth as a Metaphor" by Ruth Glen and Linda I. Brown open with a reception from 7-9:30 p.m. Through Sept. 4. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256.



Visual Art Studio For the first Friday on Broad, Chicago Jack plays acoustic guitar from 7-10 p.m.

clubs

Alley Katz Trucker.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Page Wilson & Reckless Abandon, $7.

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJ's, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Bill Roberts of Cat Daddy Band.

Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz, (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m., $.

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Lightfoots The Captain of Magic 105.7, weekly, 8 p.m., $5.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Floating Folk Festival; weekly comedy show at 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Shades of Country, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session, weekly, $3.

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

Sin é Michael James and The Actual Facts, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Dixie Power Trio, 9 p.m., free.

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events

Bikin' for Books Festival Events and displays feature motorcycles at this fund-raiser for the Appomattox Regional Library from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in downtown Hopewell. Free. BikinforBooks.com.

Fulton Hill Festival Enjoy food, music, games and more from noon-6 p.m. at "Fulton Hill's Family and Friends Community Festival" at Powhatan Hill Park. Free. 226-8885.

Richmond Walk "The Riverfront Walk," which gives an overview of the city's canal and riverfront history, departs at 10 a.m. from 12th and Cary streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

stage

Black Theatre Festival Jazz Actors Theatre presents "The Rose that Grew from Concrete," featuring the poetry of late rap artist Tupac Shakur, at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. $10. At 6 p.m., "Before It Hits Home" tells the story of a middle-class black family's experience with AIDS at the Empire Theatre. 114 W. Broad St. $15. At 10 p.m., enjoy a production of "Ndangered 2002," during which six men present their experiences of what it's like to be young, male and black in America, at 10 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. $15. 648-3530.

Hilarious Religious Comedy Comedians Rodney Johnson and Miguel Washington perform, along with singer Pamela Mallory at 7 p.m. at the Carpenter Center. 600 E. Grace St. $22.50. 262-8100.

museums

Virginia Historical Society "Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives," a Smithsonian exhibit of 20th century images of major events, opens today. Through Sept. 29. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9665.

clubs

Bootscooters Nite Train, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Bill Roberts of Cat Daddy Band.

Canal Club Weekend Excursion.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz, (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m., $.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Cary Jackson and Friends; weekly comedy shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Poe's Pub George Winn and the Bluegrass Partners, 9 p.m., $4.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc.

Sin é Jeff Greer, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Kevin Reynolds Band, 9 p.m., free.

Vondell Park Restaurant Walter Bell & The Latin Jazz Unit, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday 04



events

Richmond Walk "The Belle Isle Walking Tour," which explores the island's history as a manufacturing site and prison camp, departs at 1 p.m. from 470 Tredegar St. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Speech Re-enactment Each Sunday, enjoy an organ recital at 1:30 p.m., then Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church. 2401 E. Broad St. Through Sept. 1. Donations accepted. 648-5015.

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each Sunday on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

World Wrestling Entertainment See The Undertaker, Triple H, Hollywood Hulk Hogan and other wrestlers in the ring during a taping of "Smackdown" at 7:30 p.m. at The Richmond Coliseum. 601 E. Leigh St. $17-$40. 262-8100.

music

Central Virginia Musicfest Stephanie Mills and The O'Jays perform at 4 p.m. at the Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond Raceway Complex. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. $25-$35. 262-8100.

Music on the Lawn The Richmond Concert Band performs at 6:30 p.m. at Agecroft Hall, accepting donations of musical instruments for Richmond city schools. Free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Summer Interlude Series The Richmond Chamber Players present this concert series Sundays at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Aug. 25. Today, enjoy the Italian Serenade by Hugo Wolf and selections by Johannes Brahmns, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Joseph Haydn. 2800 Grove Ave. $12-$14. 340-1405.

stage

Black Theatre Festival At 2 and 7 p.m., "Before It Hits Home" tells the story of a middle-class black family's experience with AIDS at the Empire Theatre. 114 W. Broad St. $15.

Ha'Penny Children's Series Applause Unlimited's puppet show, "Velveteen Rabbit," begins at 2 and 4 p.m. on the Ha'Penny stage of Festival of Arts, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

clubs

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, 8:30 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Millie's Diner Dark Little Rooms, 10 p.m.

Poe's Pub The Mary Janes, 9 p.m., $5.

Richie's Pacific Grill Rufus Brown.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 05



music

Musical Mondays at Maymont Enjoy free performances on the Carriage House Lawn every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 26. Tonight's theme of "On Parade" features Peggy the Clown, the European Wind Ensemble and Maymont crafts. 1700 Hampton St. maymont.org.

clubs

Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub Jeff Black, 8:30 p.m., $5.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alt-rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.

Tuesday 06



events

Tuesday Night Movie "Heavy Metal," tonight at Legend Brewing Company at 8:30. Movies run every Tuesday. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446.

stage

Puppet Pet Show "Popping Up Pets," a performance by E&E Puppets begins at 11 a.m. at Broad Rock Library. 4820 Warwick Road. Free. 646-4514.

clubs

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub Julie Johnson, 8:30 p.m., $10.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Richie's Pacific Grill Funk with DJ Shiner.

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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