Wednesday Wandering Concerts VCU presents a weekly music series, noon-1 p.m. on the Commons Plaza. Free. This week, Ban Caribe performs. 828-4554.
Science Museum of Virginia The museum's Lunch Break Science Lecture Series runs through the summer, noon-1 p.m. This week, John S. Marr talks about "An Epidemiological Analysis of the Ten Plagues of Egypt." Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
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.
Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free. 355-9330.
Bahama Joe's R&B Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Ben Lynch (acoustic singer-songwriter), 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.
Bubba's Restaurant Oldies Music Night, weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 236-1600.
Breaker's South No Charge, weekly, 8 p.m. 323-8024.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.
Café Diem Janet Martin Band, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Cary Street Café Special Ed & the Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.
The Tobacco Company Jangling Reinhardts, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Friday for the Arts! Petersburg's monthly art event opens new shows at galleries and museums in the Old Town area, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 733-2352.
Main Street Art Walk Galleries, bars and restaurants participate in a second Friday art walk with music and art opening receptions, starting at 7 p.m. Call the Artemis Gallery for more information, 254-1755.
Mark Helprin Reads The Fountain Bookstore presents the author of "Winter's Tale," "A Soldier of the Great War" and others, reading from and signing copies of his new novel, "Freddy and Fredericka," at 6:30 p.m. at C3, 1801 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Friday Cheers The Tredegar Iron Works concert series continues with performances by
Fighting Gravity and Forever Moon, 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 the Neville Brothers. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 8th and Canal streets. For more information, call (888) 301-4102 or visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.
Innsbrook After Hours The Innsbrook music series continues with special performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pinkeye D'Gekko. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 794-6700 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Richmond Salsa Festival A night of Latin music at the Greater Richmond Convention Center features Johnny Rivera, Edgar Joel, Adriel Gonzalez, Bio Ritmo and Alfredo and Friends Latin Jazz Ensemble, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 231-6868 or visit www.salsalogo.com for tickets.
River's Bend Concert Series The weekly Chester music series continues with a performance by Parrott Head (Jimmy Buffett Tribute). Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7. 12701 Kingston Ave. For more information, visit www.riversbendconcertseries.com.
Short Pump Town Center The shopping center's summer concert series runs 6-8 p.m. This week, The English Channel. Free. 360-1700.
String Concert VCU's Guitar and Other Strings Series presents Al Petteway and Amy White performing Celtic and traditional acoustic instrumental music at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-1166.
Empire Theatre Barksdale Theatre and the Living Word Stage Company present an encore presentation of the gospel musical "Crowns," opening at 8 p.m. and running through July 31. Tickets are $34-$38. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.
PAAL Gallery The Petersburg Area Art League presents a show by Angela M. Orrell, "From the Seed to the Hand," photography and essays on the Tobacco South, opening with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Aug. 7. 7 E. Old St. 861-4611.
Petersburg Regional Art Center The July All Media Show opens with an awards ceremony and reception featuring the works of Carol Hickman, Page Roller, Charlotte Tinnell, Cynthia Erdahl, Heeja Freeman and Paulette Nesbitt, starting at 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 6. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.
1708 Gallery "Sight Range," an exhibition by John Movius of digitally-altered photographs taken by veterans of the first Gulf War, opens with a reception, 8-10 p.m. Through Aug. 13. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.
White Canvas Gallery "Southern Exposure," an exhibition of paintings depicting rural Virginia, opens with a reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Through Aug. 3. 111 S. 14th St. 782-1776.
Haunts of Richmond The ghost museum offers a walking tour of haunted Richmond locations, starting at 9:30 p.m. Through July 9. Admission is $14.99-$19.99. 11 N. 18th St. Call 343-3700 or visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.
Alley Katz The Grove, First Rays, 18 and older, 9 p.m., $5. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell, 8 p.m., $10-$15. 798-1702.
Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Kristen Thien Band (soul, rock, blues), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Breakers South The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.
Cary Street Café 51 Pegasus (jam), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.
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 Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Sin é Michael James, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Smile, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tonic Clear with DJ Jéréme Rometti and weekly guest DJs (lounge, jazz, Latin-house, breaks), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.
Upper East Side Lounge Donald Crawford Trio (jazz piano), 7 p.m., $5. Rudy Faulkner and F.R.E.N.S. (R&B), 10 p.m., $10. 467-6182.
VIP Lounge Tears and Whiskey Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Innsbrook After Hours The Innsbrook music series continues with special performances by The Wailers, Intense City and In Session. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 794-6700 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Rainmaker Festival Acoustic acts Susan Greenbaum, The Gary Gerloff Band, Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, Big Boss Combo, Tinker's Dam, Blue Line Highway, Cook County Bluegrass, Robin Carnes and The Squalor Hollow Boyz, The Slack Family Bluegrass Band and Soy Hero perform a benefit concert for area charities at Legend Brewery, 1-11 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. 321 W. Seventh St. Call 915-7175 or visit www.rainmakerfest.com.
City Hall Lobby The National Arts Program at Richmond presents "Expressions," work by city and school employees and family members, through July 29. 900 E. Broad St. 646-3674.
Pine Camp Arts and Community Center The National Arts Program at Richmond presents "Creative Reflections," work by various artists, through July 29. 4901 Old Brook Road. 646-3674.
Science Museum of Virginia The National Arts Program at Richmond opens its citywide art show with a reception, awards ceremony, a "Youth/Teen Showcase" and music by Rudy Faulkner, starting at 7 p.m. The show continues through July 29. 2500 W. Broad St. 646-3674.
Alley Katz Openwide, Searching for Timothy, Gotlieb, Atkins Lane, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5-$7. Vega CD release party, Reservoir, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $6. 643-2816.
Art6 Gallery "Not the Beaten Concert Track," classical music concert featuring Harold Carle, Heather Fairbanks, Francis Church and Ann Archer, 8 p.m., free. 353-1406.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Page Wilson, 8 p.m., $8. 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 Memory Fade, St. Diablo, Bullistic, 8:30 p.m., $5. 643-2582.
Capital Coffee and Desserts Shane Sayers (acoustic folk), 7-9 p.m., free. 204-1755.
Cary Street Café Jazz jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Furnace Mountain Band (bluegrass), 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., $3. 644-3018.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Moonlight Serenade with Tommy Clarke and Russ Hanchin (jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 644-3018.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Shockoe Espresso and Roastery John Ivins (Christian rock), 7-10 p.m., free. 648-3734.
Sin é US, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Soul Providers, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
Tonic Blue Bar with DJ Jéréme Rometti and weekly guest DJs (new wave, electronica, 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 Upper East Side Big Band, 7 p.m., $5. 467-6182.
VIP Lounge Tears and Whiskey Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.
Summer Family Film Series Henrico County hosts a screening of the film "Radio" at Deep Run Park, starting at 8:30 p.m. Free. 501-5121.
Author Reading Tracey Michael Lewis reads from her upcoming book "Write the Vision" and signs copies of her other books, 2-4 p.m. at Precious Memories Reading and Collectibles, 3229 Idlewood Ave. 726-8501.
American Music Review VMFA and the Richmond Jazz Society present a performance of "American Music of the Gilded Age: Scott Joplin to William Bolcom" with Russell Wilson, Desiree Roots Centeio and Nicholas Lewis, 3 p.m. at the museum. Tickets are $8-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Valentine Richmond History Center The museum offers a weekly Sunday walking tour of various Richmond locations, starting at 2 p.m. This week, the tour explores Hollywood Cemetery. Tickets are $6-$7. 649-0711.
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.
Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.
Nanci Raygun Hallelujah!, Video Hippos, Mika Miko, all ages, 5 p.m. $5. 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.
Film Screening The Richmond Jazz Society presents a screening of "Under the Radar: A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music," a documentary by J. Plunky Branch, 7 p.m. at the Hyperlink Café. $5. 814 W. Grace St. 643-1972.
Pajama Jam Plant Zero hosts a fund-raising pajama party for Virginia Supportive Housing with food from Rio Grande and music by the Keynotes, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $30. 0 E. Fourth St. Call 788-6825 or visit www.vshpajamajam.com.
Book Signing Jeannette Drake discusses and signs copies of "Journey Within: A Healing Playbook," 7 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.
Library of Virginia Tracy L. Kamerer talks about the commonwealth's art collection through the exhibit "Virginia Collects: Art From Capitol Square" at noon. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.
Arthur's at Inns of Virginia Open-mic night with Pace and Magill, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 288-2800.
Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Smitty, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Bogart's Back Room Mike Gales and the Warriorz (funk), 9 p.m., $2. 353-9280.
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