Calendar 

Arts and entertainment events in Richmond.

Wednesday 18



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Book Signing Colleen Curran reads from and signs copies of her coming-of-age novel, "Whores on the Hill," 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Jason Tesauro discusses and signs copies of "The Modern Gentleman" and "The Modern Lover," 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Brandermill. 4600 Commonwealth Center Parkway. 744-5483.

Dance Talk Kaye Weinstein Gary gives a talk and demonstration on modern dance in the C3 Center at 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 1801 E. Cary St. 474-3639.

Readers Against Banning Literature Carytown Books and the James River Writers host the second 72-hour RABL banned-book reading, starting at Carytown Books at 4 p.m. 2930 W. Cary St. For more information, call 359-4831.

music

Innsbrook After Hours The Innsbrook music series continues with Style Night at Innsbrook, featuring performances by America. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. Call 794-6700 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

museums

Science Museum of Virginia The museum presents Lunch Break Science, a lecture series on science, art and culture, noon-1 p.m. Free. This week, Bob Oldham talks about "Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: History and Technology." 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

night life

Alley Katz Terror, Comeback Kid, Modern Life Is War, Sinia Beach, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee and Tea Chris Smither (folk, blues), 8 p.m., $19.50 in advance. 798-1702.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 672-9385.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's R&B Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Bogart's Back Room Blue Line Highway (Americana), 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.

Breaker's South No Charge, weekly, 8 p.m. 323-8024.

Cabo's Corner Bistro First Impressions, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Harrison Deane Band, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Café Gutenberg O'Gutenberg's Second Story Irish Pub (Irish music), 7:30 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Cary Street Café Special Ed & the Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 Ladies Night, weekly, 18 and older, 6 p.m.-2 a.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.

Emilio's Southside (jam, funk, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m., $4. 359-1224.

Empire Lounge 804noise Presents (experimental music social), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Europa Ground Zero DJs (house, down tempo, dub), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone D. Dancers Male Revue, 8 p.m., $10. 521-8900.

Glenn's Tavern Another Level Band (R&B, funk), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 321-3444.

Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Hyperlink Café Ultimate Alternative Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 254-1942.

Kitty O'Shea's Brandt Humphrey (acoustic), 7-10:30 p.m., free. 739-0800.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Retrolution Metropolis (industrial), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Nanci Raygun Olive Tree, icollide, Au Au, Black Ghost Knife, all ages, 5 p.m., $5. The Gaskets, Rockbot, Mad Happy, The Hoax, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Out of Bounds Faron Hamblin, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 355-7390.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Reflections Fahari Sound (reggae), weekly, $5 for men. 519-5324.

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 DC Motors, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company The Bopcats, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Upper East Side Lounge Doctors of Jazz (Dixieland) 7 p.m., $5. 515-8099.

Thursday 19



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Book Signing Tim Farrington reads and signs copies of "Lizzie's War," 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Colleen Curran reads from and signs copies of her coming-of-age novel, "Whores on the Hill," 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Libbie Place. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-6704.

Civil Rights Panel Henrico County Board Chairman Frank Thornton hosts a panel to discuss "Brown After 51 Years: The Henrico and Richmond Perspectives," starting at 7 p.m. in the Government Center. Free. For more information, call 501-5736 or 501-5125.

Open Mic Night Barnes & Noble in Brandermill hosts an open mic for writers at 7 p.m. 4600 Commonwealth Center Parkway. 744-5483.

music

Canine Café The Richmond SPCA hosts its pet-friendly music social with The Jangling Reinhardts, 6-9 p.m. at the Robins-Starr Humane Center. Tickets are $10. 2519 Hermitage Road. 521-1318.

Cold Harbor Sundowns The bluegrass and country music series at Cold Harbor Ruritan Park starts at 6 p.m. This week, performances by The Slack Family and Cedar Creek. Tickets are $5. Call 788-4603 or visit www.coldharborsundowns.com.

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 "Latin Groove," with Latin dance music by DJ Steve, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

galleries

ADA Gallery Chris Norris and T.M. Martin give an artists' talk at 7 p.m. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.

museums

Library of Virginia J. Jefferson Looney gives a talk on "Cabbages in Paradise: Editing the Retirement-Period Papers of Thomas Jefferson" at noon. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Maymont Park The Maymont Foundation and the VCU life sciences department conclude the series of talks on the life sciences at Maymont's Robins Nature Center at 7 p.m. with Tarynn Witten talking about "Healthy Genes: Living Twice as Long?" Free. 358-7166, ext. 325.

Virginia Aviation Museum Charles Finley Jr. gives a talk on "Virginians in World War II" at 7 p.m. Free. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

Virginia Historical Society Peter J. Hatch gives a lecture on "Thomas Jefferson and the Hortobotany of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" at noon. $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection" opens with a reception, noon-5 p.m. The show continues through Sept. 18. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.

night life

Alley Katz The Wrinkleneck Mules, Southern Bitch, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.

Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Sean Ardoin & ZydeKool, 7 p.m. (dance lesson), 8-11 p.m. (music), $8. 288-2800.

Artspace Alex del Valle (classical guitar), 7:30 p.m., $6. 232-6464.

Ashland Coffee and Tea Louis Ledford and Robert Blake, 8 p.m., $5. 798-1702.

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.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Marna Bales Band, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roué Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club 102.1 the X presents "X Night" (Richmond band showcase), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Family Grass (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 College Night, weekly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$10. 343-1560.

ComedySportz Witching Hour (Twilight Zone-type sketches), 7:30 p.m., $6. 266-9377.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free. 643-2060.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath (progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Fox Head Inn Jazz series featuring the Tomasini Trio (Latin jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., $3. 784-5126.

Funny Bone Bob Saget, 8 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. This week, The Sam Savage Group. 249-2338.

Glenn's Tavern Hot City, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 321-6487.

Grove Avenue Baptist Church Steve Green (inspirational music), 7 p.m. 740-8888.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Liquid Lounge with DJ Rayvon (old school, reggae, crunk), weekly, 10 p.m., $5-$10. 254-1942.

Kitty O'Shea's Blues jam, 8:30-11 p.m., free. 739-0800.

La Familia Restaurant Shanniece James Project (jazz open mic), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 261-5400.

Lucky Lounge DJ Williams Projekt, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA New Orleans Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free. 744-8686.

Nanci Raygun Richmatic (underground hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m., $4. This week, The Producers Cup. 353-4263.

Out of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m. 355-7390.

Poe's Pub David Olney (Americana), 9:30 p.m., $10. 648-2120.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien (singer-songwriter), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

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.

S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern Karaoke with Frank, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-3799.

The Tobacco Company Jack Diamond and Friends, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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.

Friday 20



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Book Signing Colleen Curran reads from and signs copies of her coming-of-age novel, "Whores on the Hill," 7:30 p.m. at Chop Suey Books. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

music

East Coast Opry Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson performs at Hadad Lake in Varina at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. Through May 21. 222-3145.

Friday Cheers The Brown's Island concert series continues with performances by Jake and Elwood's Blues Revue, Parrothead, 6-10 p.m. Free. For more information, call 788-6466 or visit www.citycelebrations.org.

Fridays at Sunset The Kanawha Plaza music series continues with a performance by Isaac Hayes. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. Eighth and Canal streets. For more information, call (888) 301-4102 or visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs "Songs of Sunrise to Sunset" at the Second Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. Through May 23. 788-1212.

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Manchester High School Jessica Morgan's Dance School presents a fund-raising dance recital to benefit the Manchester Show Choirs, starting at 7 p.m. Through May 21. Tickets are $6-$9. 739-7600.

galleries

Art6 Gallery Robert Hobbs gives the Pinkney Near Memorial Lecture in Art History on "Fluxus and Conceptual Art" at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

Crossroads Gallery "The Really Big Show" and paintings by Catherine S. Cross open with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through June 9. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.

Rentz Gallery An exhibition of Plein Air paintings by Jacques Ousson opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through June 27. 1700 W. Main St. 358-1650.

night life

Alley Katz Blacklisted, Flatline, L.O.J., Get a Grip, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $8. The Legendary Shack Shakers, Johnny Revolver and the Disappointments, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $8. 643-2816.

Andy's Big Boss Man. 798-9751.

Ashland Coffee and Tea The Avett Brothers, 8 p.m., $12. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.

Bogart's Back Room Joe Scott Band (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Breakers South The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.

Cabo's Corner Bistro The Members, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Canal Club The Music Seen Festival featuring Rick McLemore, Chris Adams, Rachel Leyco Band and Jubeus, 8 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Undr8ed (hip-hop, rock), Smile (jam), 9:30 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 Flow Night, weekly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$10. 343-1560.

Chopstix Hip-hop DJs and electronic music, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3. 358-7027.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Comedy Club at Mulligan's Sports Grille Chris Coccia, Dennis Donohue, 8:30 p.m. 730-8686.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7 p.m., $10. "The Empire Rocks Back" (musical parody), weekly, 10 p.m., $12-$14. 266-9377.

Daddio's Grille Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 754-1448.

Emilio's Mayuco (flamenco guitar), 7-9 p.m., weekly, free. Doc Branch and the Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $4. 359-1224.

Enzo's Ristorante Marna Bales Band, Kyle Davis, 8-11:30 p.m. 784-2962.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath and DJ J.P. (broken beat and house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Bob Saget, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $7. This week, Howard Curtis and Percusssion Discussion. 249-2338.

Glenn's Tavern Friday Night Blast with The Main Frame Band, weekly, 9 p.m. 321-3444.

Godfrey's Kristin Trio (acoustic rock), 9-11 p.m., $4. 648-3957.

Honey Whyte's Downstream (bluegrass), 10 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Dusk featuring Pete Rock, 9 p.m., $16.50-$20. 254-1942.

Jesse's Place Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 550-0804.

Kitty O'Shea's Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

La Familia Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve (Latin dance music), weekly, free lessons 9-10 p.m., music 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 261-5400.

Lucky Lounge DJ Burn-E (electronic, dance, polka), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mr. Bojangles Therapy (DJs, roots, rock, reggae and dancehall), weekly, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $12-$15. This week, Rob Paine, Bryan Zentz, Marty Stylez and Damaged Goods. 344-2901.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Nanci Raygun Total Chaos, Losers Next Door, Joker, Writhe, all ages, 7 p.m., $5-$8. 353-4263.

Playing Field Karaoke with Max, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 755-7700.

Poe's Pub The Taters (roots rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

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.

Shenanigans The Slack Family, 9 p.m., $5. 264-5010.

Sin é Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company Jimmy O Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Flashback Night with DJ Jéréme ('70s, '80, '90s), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.

Upper East Side Lounge Karen English (jazz vocals), 7 p.m., $10. Katana Mantra (funk), 11 p.m., $5. 515-8099.

VIP Lounge Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.

Saturday 21



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Fairy Tale Ball Theatre IV's annual party for children and adults features a "Seussical: The Musical" theme and music by The Jangling Reinhardts, 6-10 p.m. at the Empire Theatre. Tickets are $25-$75. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.

Ginter Park Garden Walk The Ginter Park Residents' Association hosts a garden walk, featuring entertainment by The Orderlies and juggler Jonathan Austin, plus wine tastings, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $5. 355-7638.

Summer Street Party Ashland celebrates its status as the Center of the Universe with food and drink and music by King Edward and the B.D.s, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Plaza. Tickets are $5. 201 S. Railroad Ave. 798-8130.

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Book Signing Susann Cokal reads from and signs copies of her novel "Breath and Bones," 3-5 p.m. at Book People. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Maureen Robb signs copies of her novel "Patterns in Silicon," 4-6 p.m. at the Little Professor Book Center in the Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center. 777-9388.

Junior Book and Author Event The Junior League of Richmond presents children's book author Avi reading from his work and answering questions at the Byrd Theatre at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10. 2908 W. Cary St. 643-4886, ext. 10.

Open Mic Night RVA Magazine hosts a writer's open mic for a cash prize and publication in an upcoming issue of the monthly magazine, noon-3 p.m. at Chop Suey Books. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

music

Bluegrass Festival The Mangohick Volunteer Fire Department presents its Second Annual Bluegrass Festival, featuring music by Jackass Flats, Holly, Uncle Willie, Refiner's Fire and others, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Aylett. Tickets are $15-$20. 3493 King William Road. 994-9800.

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs "Songs of Sunrise to Sunset" at the First Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$60. Through May 23. 788-1212.

galleries

Jerry Garcia Art Tour Image Makers presents "Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey," a traveling collection of prints, lithographs and two original watercolors, at the Richmond Marriott, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Through May 22. 500 E. Broad St. 643-3400.

museums

Fort Pocahontas The Eighth Annual Civil War Re-enactment features a staging of the Action at Wilson's Wharf, lectures, period clothing and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10. 829-9722.

Science Museum of Virginia "Adventures in 3-Dimensions" opens at the Science Museum of Virginia. Through Sept. 5. Tickets are $15.50-$16. 864-1400.

night life

Alley Katz Murphy's Kids, Race the Sun, Grace Under Fire, Lucks Courageous, New Atlantis, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5. Dredg, Circa Survive, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee and Tea Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 8 p.m., $8. 798-1702.

Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room X-Ray Rextet (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Cabo's Corner Bistro First Impressions, 9:45 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Café Gutenberg In the Red, Dan Fox, 8 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Canal Club The Music Seen Festival featuring Susan Greenbaum, The Lee Harris Three, The Bolt Brothers Band, Sin City Revival, 8 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Capital Coffee and Desserts Chris Council (acoustic guitar), 7:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Cary Street Café Jazz jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. The Deviltones (rock), Nancy and the Knockers (punk), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 Sex and the City Ladies Night, weekly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$10, ladies free until 11 p.m. 343-1560.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Comedy Club at Mulligan's Sports Grille Chris Coccia, Dennis Donohue, 8:30 p.m. 730-8686.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. Witching Hour (Twilight Zone-type sketches), 10 p.m., $12-$14. 266-9377.

Cotton Club Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop variety show), weekly, 8 p.m., $10. 752-0179.

Enzo's Ristorante Marna Bales Band, 8-11:30 p.m. 784-2962.

Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Bob Saget, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. This week, The Yonrico Scott Band and Scrapomatic. 249-2338.

Gospel Chicken House Four-Given, The Galileans, 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

Grove Avenue Coffee and Tea Mary Smith (folk, ballads), 7 p.m., $10-$12. 647-7856.

Honey Whyte's 9:55 Club Stand-Up Comedy Night, 10 p.m., free. 643-6022.

La Familia Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve (Latin dance music), weekly, free lessons 9-10 p.m., music 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 261-5400.

Lucky Lounge DJ Burn-E (electronic, dance, polka), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The Mark Lomanno Trio, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Nanci Raygun Casualties, Johnny Revolver and the Disappointments, Social Dropouts, The Hypodermics, all ages, 5 p.m., $10. Lightning Bolt, The Bunny Rabbits, Ceremony, Bug Size, The Butchering, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Poe's Pub No Evil (folk), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Shenanigans N.R.G. Krysys, 8:30 p.m., $7. 264-5010.

Shockoe Espresso and Roastery Offering (Christian rock), 7-10 p.m., free. 648-3734.

Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company Jimmy O Band, 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 Soultry Saturdays DJ Night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, afrobeat), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 771-1605.

Upper East Side Lounge The Phifer Marshall Band (blues), 7 p.m., $5. Hip-Hop Night (DJ, dancing), 11 p.m., $10. 515-8099.

VIP Lounge Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.

Sunday 22



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Beer Tasting Fund-raiser The Tuckahoe Jaycees host a blind beer tasting fund-raiser at Capital Ale House in Innsbrook, with proceeds benefiting Friends-4-Cures, starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 777-7752.

Gospel Hip-Hop Fashion Show Soul Brothers Entertainment presents a fashion show featuring gospel, hip-hop and dance, 5-9 p.m. at the VCU Siegel Center. Tickets are $16-$21. 545-0604.

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Book Signing Susann Cokal reads from and signs copies of her novel "Breath and Bones," 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Brandermill. 4600 Commonwealth Center Parkway. 744-5483.

music

Aaron Carter in Concert The Anthem Blue Goo kids' race for cancer at the Richmond Raceway Complex ends with a concert by pop star Aaron Carter, starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 828-RAMS.

Showtunes Concert The Richmond Men's Chorus presents "On Broadway," selections from "Rent," "Wicked," "Chicago" and others, 4 p.m. at the University of Richmond Modlin Center. Tickets are $10. 241-0446.

Japanese Music Concert Daniel Gutwein and Kyoko Okamoto perform traditional Japanese music at the Virginia Museum at 2 p.m. Free. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Richmond Concert Band The band performs in Oregon Hill's Pleasants Park at 4 p.m. 643-6905.

Y101 Birthday Bash Sum 41, Unwritten Law, the Presidents of the United States of America, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs and other bands perform at 18th St. in Shockoe Bottom for the fourth annual street party sponsored by Y101 and benefiting Greater Richmond Junior Achievement. Gates open at noon. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.y101rocks.com.

museums

Maymont Park "In Service and Beyond: Domestic Work and Life in a Gilded Age Mansion," a permanent exhibition at the Maymont House Museum, opens with re-enactments and activities, noon-5 p.m. 358-7166, ext. 329.

Valentine Richmond History Center The museum leads a weekly Sunday walking tour of various Richmond locations, starting at 2 p.m. This week, the tour explores Canal Boats and Cobblestones. Tickets are $6-$7. 649-0711.

night life

Alley Katz The Perceptionists, The Generals, Foot Soldiers, Dollars and Pounds, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $12-$15. 643-2816.

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.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, noon, free. Central Garage (rock), 9:30 p.m., $3. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse Plum Street Ramblers, 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Deep Run Park Retro Kats, 3 p.m., free. 501-5138.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly. 272-8309.

Funny Bone Improcalypse (improv showdown) featuring Komic Sutra, Random Acts, Jessie's Girl and Jesters, Inc., 7 p.m., $10. 521-8900.

Fusion Sunday Session with Michael Hawkins, weekly, 5-7 p.m., $3-$5. 249-2338.

Glenn's Tavern Another Level Band (R&B, funk), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 321-3444.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with the Farmer Brothers, weekly, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Grove Avenue Coffee and Tea Divided Highway (bluegrass), weekly, 9 a.m.-noon, free. 288-6211.

Hard Shell Daniel Clark-Jimmy Sullivan Duo, weekly, 11:30 a.m., free. 643-2333.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz Presents the Carol Covell Band, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Kitty O' Shea's Jazz Brunch with the Leon Leary Trio, weekly, noon-2 p.m., free. 739-0800.

Market Café Innsbrook Chicago Cy, 5-9 p.m., free. 934-0144.

Metro Grill Mark Troxell Duo, weekly, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 353-4433.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Dave Pillsbury's Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, weekly, 7 p.m., free. 353-8686.

Nanci Raygun Supersystem, Sentai, all ages, 6 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Positive Vibe Café Chicago Cy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Richbrau Brewery S.I.N. night, weekly. 644-3018.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

Monday 23



word

Phylicia Rashad Talk The "Cosby Show" mom and Tony award-winning actress gives a talk for the annual luncheon for the Legal Information Network for Cancer, 11:30 a.m. at the Richmond Omni Hotel, followed by a prize raffle. Tickets are $75. 662-5462.

music

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs "Songs of Sunrise to Sunset" at St. Michael's Catholic Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. 788-1212.

night life

Bogart's Back Room Brown (big band, jazz, funk), 9 p.m., $6. 353-9280.

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Tripp n' Jenny (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly. 358-7027.

Easy Street 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Glenn's Tavern Carlton Ayles and Legacy (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 321-3444.

Nanci Raygun Sacrosanct (goth, industrial), weekly, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $3-$5. 353-4263.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.

Potter's Pub and Grille Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 282-9999.

Tuesday 24



events

Film Screening Executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell screens his documentary "We Are All Smith Islanders," followed by a discussion of renewable energy in Virginia, starting at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Unitarian Universalist Church. Free. 1000 Blanton Ave. 355-0777.

word

Fiction Reading Edward Falco reads his short stories, 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

music

Henrico Pops The Henrico Pops Chorus presents a spring concert, "Celebrating 10 Years and All That Jazz," at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7:30 p.m. Free. Through May 25. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5115.

Tuesday Tunes The Main Street Centre music series rocks the downtown business district, 12:15-1:15 p.m. This week, Overtime Band performs. Free. 600 E. Main St. 775-0960.

night life

Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Smitty, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Bogart's Back Room Rachel Leyco Band (rock), 9 p.m., $2. 353-9280.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café The Grove (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Europa Dinner and a movie, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Apollo Night, weekly, 8 p.m., $12. This week, Mike Troxler. 521-8900.

Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Honey Whyte's Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 643-6022

Hyperlink Café True Music Series (alternative acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., $2. 254-1942.

Kitty O'Shea's Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Maggiano's Little Italy Charlie Kilpatrick, weekly, 6 p.m. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Plastik Wrap (Brit pop, new wave), weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Shenanigans Keith Rogers and Friends, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Sin é Dave Pollard, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern Karaoke with Sherry, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-3799.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

The Tobacco Company Live music, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tropical Soul Verses (spoken word, poetry, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 771-1605.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 379-3800.

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