Art Talks Diana Cooper gives a talk on her exhibition at VCU's School of the Arts Building, Room 201, at 11 a.m. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-1696.
Michael Schreffler gives a talk on "The Archangel's Armor: Reflection and Citizenship in Bermejo's 'Saint and the Devil,'" 4-5 p.m. at Grace Street Theater. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.
Book Reading Edward Falco reads and signs copies of his novel "Wolf Point" at The Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Sport Talk Mark Schuster gives a talk on "The Intersectionality of Race, Sport and Sexuality" at Randolph-Macon College at 12:40 p.m. Free. 752-3600.
Orleans Jazz Series A weekly jazz series comes to Main Street Station with local music and food, 6-9:30 p.m. This week, The Chez Roue Orchette performs. Tickets are $8. Through Nov. 16. 228-5929.
VCU Alumni Concert Saxophonist John Winn performs with Neighborliness at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free, but reservations required. 922 Park Ave. 827-4676.
Gallery 40 First Unitarian Universalist Church hosts a juried art show of more than 200 artists, 6-9 p.m. Through Oct. 23. 1000 Blanton Ave. 355-0777.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum presents Lunch Break Science, a weekly lecture series on science and medicine, noon-1 p.m. This week, Sarah Babcock talks about "How Dogs Learn." Admission is free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Alley Katz Anberlin, Days Away, The Goodwill, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 288-2800.
Awful Arthur's (West End) Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 672-9385.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.
Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Sin é Josh Small, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Rhythmasters, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a Chinese Film Program at UR's Jepson Hall at 7:30 p.m. The film is "Raja." Through Sunday. Free. 287-6699.
Pork! The ACCA Shriners host the Central Virginia Pork Festival, featuring music by 4 Play, King Edward and the BDs, and Cedar Creek, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 264-0509.
Film Screening and Talk French filmmaker screens his animated short film "The Revolution of the Crabs," followed by a discussion of the film with the director, 4:15 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College. Free. 752-3600.
Reading Chop Suey Books presents a reading of fiction by Rydell Bixby and Pir Rothenberg at 7:30 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
Trafalgar Bicentennial Celebration Alastair Clark of the British Royal Navy gives a talk on the navy's famous military victory for John Tyler Community College's celebration, 6 p.m. at the Midlothian campus. Free, but reservations are recommended. 800 Charter Colony Parkway. 594-1516.
Garden Music Series The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Summer Music Series presents the Oregon Hill Funk All-Stars at the Weinstein Sculpture Garden at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a music series featuring art tours and thematic food and drink. This month's theme is "Texas Octoberfest," with Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Richmond Shakespeare Theatre The Encore! Theatre Company opens a second theater at Second Presbyterian Church for a fall production of the Bard's plays, opening with "Romeo and Juliet" at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. Through Nov. 19. 5 N. Fifth St. (866) BARD-TIX.
VUU Performing Arts Theatre The VUU Department of Fine Arts presents "Take a Giant Step," a play about a black 17-year-old boy living with his family in an all-white neighborhood in the '50s, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Through Oct. 30. 1500 N. Lombardy St. 257-5601.
Agecroft Hall Lady Elizabeth Benyon gives a lecture on "Spanning the Centuries: An English Country House and Its Family" at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
University of Richmond Museums "Icons and Idols: Jack Mitchell, A Photographer's Chronicle of the Arts, 1960-1995" opens at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art with a lecture by Mitchell and reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 19. 289-8276.
Alley Katz Chimera, Himsa, The Agony Scene, Saint Diablo, all ages, 6-11 p.m., $12. 643-2816.
Azzurro's 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.
Blue Mountain Café and Coffee Bar Acoustic open mic night, weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 355-8002.
Bogart's Back Room Divided Highway (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.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien (singer-songwriter), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans East/West Blues Harp Blow Out with Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors, Mark Wenner and Li'l Ronnie Owens, 8-11 p.m., $12. 264-5010.
Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 748-4786.
Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.
Taste and See Coffee House Offering (Christian rock), 6-8 p.m., free. 232-0818.
The Tobacco Company Janet Martin, 10 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a Chinese Film Program at VCU's Adams Auditorium at 3 p.m. The film is "Raja." Free. Through Sunday. 287-6699.
Dennis Danvers Reads The Richmond science-fiction novelist reads from his work at the VCU Student Commons at 8 p.m. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-1329.
Eyes on Richmond A weekly forum about city issues runs 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church through Nov. 18. This week, Ralph White talks about "Fun in the City: The River Runs Through It." Admission is $6 and includes lunch from Peking. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.
Fridays on the Patio James River Cellars hosts a wine-tasting concert series with music by Moossa, 6-9 p.m. Admission is $12. 550-7516.
Landmark Theater The Virginia Opera presents Verdi's "La Traviata" at 8 p.m. Also playing Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$85. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
ADA Gallery Judith Page gives an artist's talk on photography at 1:45 p.m. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.
Bainbridge Art Center "Landscapes Around the World" opens with a reception, 6-10 p.m. Through Dec. 24. 1312 Bainbridge St. 230-4544.
Winchester Office Complex The Bon Air Artists Association displays a painting exhibition through Dec. 9. 10800 Midlothian Turnpike. 359-8893.
Alley Katz Soldiers of Jah Army, Street Legal, Jubeus, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $8-$10. 643-2816.
The Tobacco Company Jimmy O Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Upper East Side Lounge Highway 10 (rock), 8 p.m., $5. 467-6182.
VIP Lounge Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Bizarre Market Chop Suey Books presents the Bizarre Market, noon-4 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
Festival of India Indian music, culture and cuisine is celebrated at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Through Oct. 23. Free. 754-2138.
Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival Feats of strength, music and cuisine are on display, plus music by The Kissers, Uisce Beatha, Charlie Zahm and others over two days at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Tickets are $13-$17. Through Oct. 23. Call 569-3200 or visit www.richmondceltic.com.
Wearable Art 1708 Gallery presents the fashion show of strange, unusual and artistic wearables, 8 p.m. at La Différence. Tickets are $35. 125 S. 14th St. 643-1708.
Richmond Chorus The Champion Greater Richmond Chorus of Sweet Adelines performs their annual show, "Bright Lights on Broadway," along with guest quartet Southern Yankees, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Manchester Middle School. Tickets are $12-$15. 4401 Hull Street Road. 282-SING.
The English Channel at Gallery 40 The British invasion band performs at First Unitarian Universalist Church as part of the juried art show, starting at 6 p.m. Free. 1000 Blanton Ave. 355-0777.
Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series The VCU music series presents the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Rene Marie in Concert The jazz vocalist performs at Camp Concert Hall at UR's Modlin Center at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$30. 289-8980.
ADA Gallery The Teleport Video Night features "Sense of Need," a documentary by Shady Srour, at 8 p.m. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.
Children's Museum of Richmond The Latin Ballet presents Festival del Dia de los Muertos, music, dancing and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $4-$7. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7031.
Virginia Center for Architecture The museum hosts a tour of "Monument Avenue: Architectural Arcadia" at 2 p.m. Admission is $5-$10. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.
Alley Katz Alabama Thunderpussy, Confessor, Brian Police, Facedowninshit, 18 and older, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Mary Gautier (Americana), 8 p.m., $15-$20. 798-1702.
Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room George Melvin B-3 Organ Jazz Quartet, 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Canal Club Cosmic Charlie (Dead tribute), 8 p.m., $8-$10. 643-2582.
Cary Street Café Jazz jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. 51 Pegasus (jam, funk), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.
Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.
Film Screening The documentary "Red State Voices" shows at the Science Museum of Virginia, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and interviewees, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a Chinese Film Program at UR's Jepson Hall, Room 118, at 7:30 p.m. The film is "Raja." Through Sunday. Free. 287-6699.
The Lipizzaner Stallions The world-famous white horses ride into the Richmond Coliseum for shows at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $19.50-$27.50. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Book Reading Robert Kehew reads from and discusses his book, "Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours" at Café Gutenberg at 7 p.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.
Hymn Festival Centenary United Methodist Church hosts the 12th annual Hymn Festival and Sing-Along with guest organist Keith Beniston at 5 p.m. Free. 411 E. Grace St. 648-8319.
Piano Recital Charles Hulin performs a classical piano recital at UR's Camp Concert Hall at 3 p.m. Free. 289-8980.
Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony gives a residency concert with musical ensembles from Deep Run High School at the school at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6-$12. 788-1212.
The Taters at Gallery 40 The roots band performs at First Unitarian Universalist Church as part of the juried art show, starting at 5 p.m. Free. 1000 Blanton Ave. 355-0777.
Landmark Theater The Virginia Opera presents Verdi's "La Traviata" at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$85. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden An event for children, "Goblins and Gourds," features games, prizes and music by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5-$9. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
Alley Katz Hank Williams III, Laney Strickland Band, 18 and older, 8 p.m.-midnight, $17-$20. 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.
Canal Club Beenie Man (dancehall), 7 p.m., $25. 643-2582.
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