Fireworks Celebrate the Fourth with Festival of Arts fireworks at 10 p.m. at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.
Vegetarian Picnic Bring a meatless dish and join the Vegetarian Society of Richmond for a picnic at 4 p.m. 149 Cherry Hill Circle W, Aylett. For reservations, 344-4356.
Festival of Arts Enjoy music by Bak 'N Da Day (Motown harmonies) at 6 p.m. and by The Richmond Concert Band (patriotic) at 8 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. At 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Robinson performs patriotic music from the Carillon Bell Tower. Free. dogwooddell.org.
Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, Salsa y Mas Orchestra 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.
Awful Arthur's West End: Karaoke, weekly, free.
The Black Cat Atom and His Package Combat Wounded Veteran, 8:30 p.m., $6.
Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5.
Bootscooters Karaoke, weekly, 8-11 p.m.
Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.
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 and Double Standard, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.
Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.
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.
Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.
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.
Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.
Battlefield Tour Take a walking tour of Gaines' Mill Battlefield with the National Park Service at 7 p.m. Meet at Gaines' Mill. Free. For more information and directions, 226-1981, ext. 30.
Belvedere Plantation Bungle in the Jungle, the Great Adventure Maize Maze, a 15-acre maze of corn, opens today and runs through Sept. 2, Thursday through Sundays. Adults, $7; children, $5. 1-800-641-1212.
Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, Fighting Gravity and opener The Second Floor 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, Third World performs at 6 at Kanawha Plaza downtown. 8th and Cary streets. $10. fridaysatsunset.com.
Hot and Heavy in July Nine local and regional hard-rock bands try to rock the roof off the Innsbrook Pavilion during the next three Fridays. This week: Pierced, Nancy and Superboot. Gates open at 6:30. Admission: $5.
1708 Gallery Photographs by Will May and Valerie Merians open with a reception from 8-10 p.m. Through July 27. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.
Artspace "Air Signs" by Ann Marshall, "Meditations: A Dialogue" by Kenneth Krafchek and "Illusions" by Geronimo Chang open with a reception from 7-10 p.m. Through July 28. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., enjoy an art and poetry event coinciding with Krafchek's "Meditations." Free. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.
Main Art Gallery Paintings by Bruce Hilhelm open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Through Aug. 25. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.
Richmond Public Library Paintings by Reuben Smith, drawings by Corinne Schofield, paper reliefs by Shirley Dort and works by Ralph Fanelli open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Through July 30. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.
Alley Katz Private Function, 10 p.m.
Ashland Coffee & Tea Roy Book Binder, $12.
Bogart's Back Room Steve Kessler, Eric Harper, Tony Martucci, 9:30 p.m., $5.
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.
Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.
Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.
History Lecture Historian John S. Salmon discusses "Seeing and Saving Virginia's Civil War Battlefields" at 10:30 a.m. at the Virginia Historical Society. 428 N. Boulevard. Free with admission. 342-9665.
Tuesday Night Movie "Raising Arizona," tonight at Legend Brewing Company at 8:30. Movies run every Tuesday. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446.
Barefoot Puppets "Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under" features Aboriginal folktales during this puppet show at 10 a.m. at Main Library. 101 E. Franklin St. Free. 646-4514.
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