Poetic Principles The VMFA Poetic Principles series presents poet Allison Joseph at 6 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Clarinet Concert Clarinetist Michael Lowenstern performs at the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum presents a "Mini-Medical School" lecture series, 7-9 p.m. Admission is $3-$15. This week, Elinore F. McCance-Katz discusses "Prescription Narcotic Addiction: Does Your Doctor Always Know What's Good for You?" 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Alley Katz Matisyahu, 18 and older, 8 p.m.-midnight, $8-$10. 643-2816.
Awful Arthur's (West End) Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 672-9385.
Azzurro The Russ Hanchin/Joe Sarver Duo (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 282-1509.
Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free. 355-9330.
Bahama Joe's R&B Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Bella Arte Kelli Strawbridge Quartet (jazz, open mic), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 515-9099.
Bogart's Back Room Anthony Dowd Trio (jazz), weekly, 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.
Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 798-0941.
Breaker's South No Charge, weekly, 8 p.m. 323-8024.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.
Café Diem Chicago Cy, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Cary Street Café Special Ed & the Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.
Catch 22 Diva Las Vegas (drag show), weekly, 18 and older, 11:15 p.m. 343-1560.
Club 534 Berlin, '80s new-wave night, weekly. 353-9670.
Club Razzles "Havana Nights," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 330-0007.
The Tobacco Company Just Desserts, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Upper East Side Lounge East Franklin (funk), 7 p.m., $5. 515-8099.
Denim and Diamonds Gala The Science Museum of Virginia presents a fund-raising casino night and dinner with music by Old School Freight Train, 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $60-$75. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1541.
Reading Nancy Wright Beasley reads from and discusses her book "Izzy's Fire" at Café Gutenberg at 7 p.m. Free. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.
Robotics Competition The 2005 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, NASA/VCU Regional, features more than 60 teams competing with robots they have designed and built, starting with practice rounds, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Siegel Center. Free. Through March 5. 1200 W. Broad St. 784-4898.
Big Throwdown Tour 2005 Toby Keith and Ted Nugent perform at the Richmond Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.75-$58.75. 601 E. Leigh St. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Chamber Brass Recital Rhythm and Brass, musicians in residence at VCU, give a concert at the W.E. Singleton Center at 5 p.m. 828-6776.
Scottish Music Concert The Scottish Gaelic Enthusiasts in Richmond present singer Cathy Ann MacPhee performing traditional Gaelic songs with guitarist Zan McLeod at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. 1000 Blanton Ave. 355-0777.
Landmark Theater The Peking Acrobats perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $21.50-$25. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Alley Katz Forever in a Day, At All Costs, Love in the Time of Cholera, Cassius Clay, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $5. 643-2816.
Arthur's at the Inns of Virginia Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp, 7 p.m. (dance lesson), 8-11 p.m. (music), $8. 288-2800.
Upper East Side Lounge Swing dancing with the Upper East Side Big Band, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 515-8099.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
First Friday Art Walk The monthly gallery-opening receptions run 7-10 p.m. See the Galleries box for a listing of openings. 304-1554.
Richmond Home and Garden Show Lawn mowers, cabinetry, hot tubs and stunt cats: all this and more, noon-9 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway. Tickets are $2-$7. Through March 6. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 228-7500.
Barbershop Chorus The Virginians Barbershop Chorus and Yankee Dime present "New York, New York," a concert of barbershop music, at the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Through March 5. Tickets are $10-$15. 289-8980.
Heritage Music Bluegrass Night The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education presents a night of bluegrass music by the West Hanover Boys and a lecture by Hugh Campbell on "Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$8. 17205 Mountain Road. 883-7378.
Museum of the Confederacy The "Celebrate South" event features a preview of the "Confederate Navy" exhibit at 7 p.m. and a gala, lecture and Ironclad Ball on March 5. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.
Alley Katz Slow Education Dance Party featuring Kid Camaro, Girl Talk, The Gaskets, DJ Krames and DJ Mesh, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $3. 643-2816.
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.
Shockoe Espresso and Roastery Rob Smith (acoustic groove), 8-10 p.m., free. 648-3734.
Sin é Chicago Cy, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Smile, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tonic Flashback Night with DJ Jéréme ('70s, '80, '90s), 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.
Upper East Side Lounge Rudy Faulkner and F.R.E.N.S. (R&B, funk), weekly, 9 p.m., $10. 515-8099.
VIP Lounge Ebony and Ivory Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Arts Celebration The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents a festival of art, music and dance, featuring the Latin Ballet of Virginia and the Floating Folk Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through March 6. Admission is free. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Benefit Auction The Orchard House School presents a benefit gala at the school at 7 p.m. featuring actress Judith Chapman. Tickets are $18. 500 N. Allen Ave. 353-8809.
Film Screening Congregation Or Ami and the Irish American Society of Greater Richmond present "Shalom Ireland," a documentary about Jewish history and culture in Ireland, at the Congregation Or Ami at 7 p.m. 9400 Huguenot Road. 272-0017.
Star Search Hanover The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education presents a talent search for children and teens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$8. 17205 Mountain Road. 883-7378.
Barbershop Chorus The Virginians Barbershop Chorus and Yankee Dime present "New York, New York," a concert of barbershop music, at the Modlin Center at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 289-8980.
Chamber Concert The Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series presents a performance by the a cappella quintet Ensemble Amarcord at the W.E. Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Greek Ensemble The Hellenic Society Paideia of Virginia presents Grigoris Maninakis and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble performing works by four contemporary Greek composers at the Collegiate School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. N. Mooreland Road. 594-0345.
Organ Master Class Paul Jacobs gives an organ presentation on "Organ Works of J.S. Bach and 19th Century German Organ Composers" at St. James's Episcopal Church, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 1205 W. Franklin St. 643-3589.
Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony and VMI's Regimental Band perform "A Tribute to Virginian Heroes" at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$55. 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8003.
Roger McGuinn The folk musician and former Byrds frontman performs at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7:30 p.m. This show is sold-out. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Vocal Recital St. Michael's Episcopal Church presents mezzo-soprano Adriane Shelton and accompanist Chuck Woodward performing a recital "From Bel Canto to Impressionism" at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. 8706 Quaker Lane. 272-0992.
Museum of the Confederacy The "Celebrate South" weekend features the opening of the "Confederate Navy" exhibit, as well as a lecture, walking tour and Ironclad Ball, starting at 8 a.m. 1201 E. Clay St. For information on times, locations and prices, call 649-1861.
Sin é Naughty Little Monkeys, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tonic Blue Bar with DJ Jéréme Rometti and weekly guests (lounge, jazz, house, '80s retro and breaks), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.
Tropical Soul Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 771-1605.
Upper East Side Lounge Imperial Norton Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., $7. Hip-Hop Night (DJ, dancing), 10:30 p.m., $5. 515-8099.
VIP Lounge Ebony and Ivory Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Book Swap Book People hosts a singles book swap, 3-5 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
Lecture Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin talk about "The Reason for Anti-Semistism" at the Collegiate School at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. N. Mooreland Road. 545-8607.
Jazz Concert VCU music faculty and students give a benefit concert for the VCU Music Scholarship Fund at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 3 p.m. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.
Organ Concert The Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the St. James Recital Series present Paul Jacobs giving an organ concert of works by Bach, Handel and others at St. James's Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. 1205 W. Franklin St. 643-3589.
Alley Katz Tragedy Letters, Race the Sun, Patent Pending, Gadwell Lane, The Half Jeffersons, 18 and older, 5-10 p.m., $5. 643-2816.
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