Tobacco Company Just Desserts, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Archaeology Talk James E. Wootton gives a talk on "Full of Strength and Fire: Virginia's Monuments on Capitol Square" at the Library of Virginia at noon. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.
Art After Hours The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a night of music, poetry and art weekly through February, 6-9 p.m. This week, music by The Christopher Dean band and poetry by Susan Hankla. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Firehouse Theatre "Defining Moments," a birth arts festival, features "Birth," a play by Karen Brody, nightly at 8 p.m., plus films, dance performances and workshops, through Jan. 22. Tickets to the play are $15; $25 for the entire festival. For more information, call 355-2001 or visit www.firehousetheatre.org.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 288-2800.
Ashland Coffee and Tea John Gorka (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $20. 798-1702.
Azzurro Restaurant Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 282-1509.
Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Baja Bean Company Karaoke, weekly. 257-5445.
Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room Jackass Flats (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.
Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.
Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly. 739-8871.
Brio's Tuscan Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Boat Show Richmond Power and sail boats of all kinds are on display at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 1-9 p.m. Through Jan. 15. Tickets are $5-$7.Call (800) 332-3976 or visit www.macevents.com.
Friday for the Arts! Petersburg's monthly gallery openings feature receptions, tours and entertainment, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 733-2352 or see the Galleries box.
Main Street Art Walk Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in a second-Friday art walk with music and art opening receptions, starting at 7 p.m. Check the Galleries box or call the Artemis Gallery for more information, 254-1755.
Alley Katz Patent Pending DVD Video Shoot, Murphy's Kids, The Half Jeffersons, Running With Scissors, Waiting for Yesterday, Neighborhood Friendly, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $7. Iron Maiden Tribute with Powerslave, Withersoul, Tombstone, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea BR5-49, The Avett Brothers, 8 p.m., $20. 798-1702.
Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Night Vision (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Breakers South The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.
Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Nanci Raygun Aghast, Direct Control, Social Dropouts, Death Amphetamine, Government Warning, Flak, all ages, noon, $7. Time Lord, Engage, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.
Poe's Pub Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5. 648-2120.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Tommy Clarke Trio with Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver (classic jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 644-3018.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans The S.P.A.B. Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Sin é Michael James, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
Tobacco Company Fat Daddy Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tropical Soul Soultry Saturdays DJ Night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, afrobeat), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 771-1605.
Children's Choir The Greater Richmond Children's Choir performs works by Rachmaninoff, Durufle, J.S. Bach and others, 4 p.m. at the Singleton Center. Tickets are $3-$5. 922 Park Ave. 828-2772.
Chorale Concert The Bethel Ensemble Chorale performs anthems, spirituals and gospel music, 4 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. Free. 411 E. Grace St. 648-8319.
Classical Concert Baritone Michael Renninger and soprano Anne O'Byrne perform works by Mozart, Brahms and others, accompanied by organist-pianist Patrick Carlin, 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Free. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.
Mozart Festival Series The Richmond Symphony Orchestra returns to Randolph-Macon College for the second concert of works, featuring pieces by Mozart and Schnittke, 3 p.m. in the Blackwell Auditorium. Tickets are $5-$25. 788-1212.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "Through the Looking Glass," 2-D landscapes and art glass, opens with a reception, 4-6 p.m. Through Feb. 25. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Alley Katz New Dimension Band, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 643-2816.
Babe's of Carytown Sunday Karaoke, weekly, 3-7 p.m., free. 355-9330.
Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.
Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.
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