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Arts and entertainment events in Richmond.

Wednesday 15



music

Michael W. Smith Concert The Christian contemporary musician performs at the Richmond Coliseum with openers Point of Grace and The Katinas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.50-$44.50. 601 E. Leigh St. For tickets, call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

stage

Comedy Alley "Songs From Bedlam," six monologues on mental illness performed by Henrico High School's Drama Club, starts at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 16. Tickets are $10. 7115-A Staples Mill Road. 266-7458.

Science Museum of Virginia The Glenn Beck Real American Christmas Tour brings the radio personality to Richmond for one night at the Science Museum of Virginia. This show is sold-out. 2500 W. Broad St. For more information, visit www.glennbeck.com.

museums

Science Museum of Virginia The museum's lecture series "Lunch Break Science" ends with Ken Wilson discussing "Skylights of 2005." Admission is free. Bring a lunch. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

night life

Alley Katz High On Fire, Man Again, Suzukiton, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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

Azzurro The Russ Hanchin/Joe Sarver Duo (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bajama Joe's R & B Night, weekly, free.

Bella Arte KStraw Quartet (jazz, open mic), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free.

Bogart's Back Room Anthony Dowd Trio (jazz), 9 p.m., $5.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m.

Bottom Line Nick's karaoke, weekly.

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

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Johnny Houston and the Legends, weekly, 8:30-11 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Catch 22 Diva Las Vegas (drag show), weekly, 18 and older, 11:15 p.m.

Chop Suey Books Jones and McCavitt CD release, 8 p.m., free.

Club 534 Berlin, '80s new-wave night, weekly.

Club Razzles "Havana Nights," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Emilio's Southside, weekly.

Europa Ground Zero featuring DJ Sean Lowder, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Funny Bone Orny Adams, 8 p.m., $14.

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

Halo Atmosphere, weekly dance night of house, breaks, techno and drum 'n' bass, 11:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Out Of Bounds Faron Hamblin, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Potter's Pub and Grille Chelses and Beau, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2.

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

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Sin é DC Motors, 9 p.m.-midnight, free.

Theresa's Italian Villa Karaoke with host Doug Price, weekly, 8 p.m.

The Tobacco Company The Rhythmasters, 8 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul DJ Night (Latin, reggae), 10 p.m., $5.

Upper East Side Lounge Five Second Rule (jazz), 7-10 p.m., $5.

Thursday 16



events

Book Signing Calder Toth signs copies of his book "Windows of Grace, A Tribute of Love" at Book People, 5-7 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

music

Classical Christmas Concert Local musicians perform Christmas favorites at the Woodland Heights Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 611 W. 31st St. 233-2222.

night life

Alley Katz Carbon Leaf, Virginia Coalition, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $13.

Baja Bean Co. A Lo Hecho Pecho, weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Bajama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free.

Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly.

Bogart's Back Room John Winntet (jazz), 9 p.m., $5.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Capital Ale House Therapeutic Thursdays, weekly, 5 p.m.

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

Europa Escape featuring DJ Jeff McGrath (progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free.

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

Funny Bone Orny Adams, 8 p.m., $14.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $5.

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

Harrison Street Coffee House 804noise presents a DJ open-mic night (experimental music), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free.

Lightfoots Johnny Houston and the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

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

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

Nanci Raygun Richmatic (underground hip-hop), weekly, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $3. This week, The Producers' Cup.

NV Infiltrate (house, down-tempo, drum 'n' bass), weekly.

O'Brienstein's Michael St. James, weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Out of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.

Potter's Pub and Grille Wesley Keith, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2.

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

Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.

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

Shenanigans The Scott Jeffries Band, 8 p.m., $5.

Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m.

Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free.

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

Theresa's Italian Villa Karaoke with host Doug Price, weekly, 8 p.m.

The Tobacco Company Jack Diamond and Friends, 8 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul Chicken Grease, weekly, 7-11 p.m., $5.

Upper East Side Lounge Swing Time Big Band, 7-10 p.m., $5.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 17



stage

New Hanover Presbyterian Church New Hanover's Praise Team and Chancel Choir present "An Unexpected Christmas," a drama with carols at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 10058 Chamberlayne Road. 730-9700.

galleries

Artemis Gallery The annual Holiday Party features the Holiday Mixed-Media Show, handmade crafts and gift items, as well as music and cider, 6-11 p.m. The show runs through Jan. 15. 1601 W. Main St. 254-1755.

night life

Alley Katz Carbon Leaf, Virginia Coalition, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $13.

Ashland Coffee and Tea Eddie From Ohio, 8 p.m., $25.

Bajama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5.

Bella Artes Cafe The Russ Hanchin Trio (jazz), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free.

Bogart's Back Room Oregon Hill Funk All-Stars, 9 p.m., $6.

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

Cabo's Corner Bistro Marna Bales Band, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free.

Canal Club Drive-By Truckers, Southern Bitch, 9 p.m., $15.

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

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

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Comedy Club at Mulligan's Sports Grille (Mechanicsville) D. Cameron and Alan Marx, 8:30 p.m.

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

Don Papa Grande Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve, weekly, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.

Emilio's Mayuco (flamenco guitar), weekly, 7-9 p.m.

Enzo's Tavern Hondo's Power Trio, 7:30-11 p.m., $2.

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

Funny Bone Orny Adams, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $16.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $5.

Glenn's Tavern Friday Night Blast (live music), weekly, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Godfrey's Reflex Dance Night (Brit pop), 10 p.m-2 a.m., $3-$5.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Hyperlink Café "A Mellow Christmas," Flo King's album release party (smooth jazz), 6-10 p.m., $5

Ironhorse Chicago Cy, 8 p.m.

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

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

Mr. Bojangles "3rd Floor!" DJs (roots, rock, reggae and dancehall), weekly.

Nanci Raygun Cut the Architect's Hand, Self-Fulfilled Prophecy, Alchemist's Lament, Still Life, all ages, 6 p.m., $5.

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

Poe's Pub Ham-A-Ganza 2004 featuring music by members of the local news media and more, juggler Jonathan Austin and Dirtwoman as Ms. Claus to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank, 9 p.m. Admission is one ham or $8.

Potter's Pub and Grille Katana Mantra, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2.

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

Richbrau's Taphouse Grill Gypsy Roots (jazz and swing strings), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans The Slack Family, 9 p.m., $5.

Shockoe Espresso and Roastery Offering, 7 p.m., free.

Sin é Scott Jeffries Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, free.

The Tobacco Company Liane Edwards and the Janet Martin Band, 9:30 p.m., free.

Upper East Side Lounge Steve Kessler (jazz piano), 9 p.m.-midnight, $10.

Saturday 18



music

Blind Boys of Alabama Concert The 60-year-old soul gospel group plays the Carpenter Center for its final show before closing for renovations until 2007. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $31.50-$37.50. 600 E. Grace St. 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Gospel Chicken House Series The Montpelier gospel music series continues with a Christmas Celebration, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 14709 Greenwood Church Road. 883-6487.

stage

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church The church presents the 8th Annual Living Christmas Story, 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. Through Dec. 19. 9155 Hungary Road. 270-7613.

night life

Alley Katz Race the Sun, Forever and a Day, Tragedy Letters, all ages, 6-9 p.m., $5.

Ashland Coffee and Tea The Taters and the Grandsons Christmas Show, 8 p.m.

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

Bella Arte Carol Covell Trio, 8-11 p.m., free.

Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis (Brazilian jazz), 9 p.m., $6.

Canal Club Drive-By Truckers, Southern Bitch, 9 p.m., $15.

Cary Street Café In Session, 9 p.m.

Comedy Alley Puppets in the Alley presents "Little Red and the Gingerbread Man," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $6-$7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Comedy Club at Mulligan's Sports Grille (Mechanicsville) D. Cameron and Alan Marx, 8:30 p.m.

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

Don Papa Grande Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve, weekly, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.

Emilio's Mayuco (flamenco guitar), weekly, 7-9 p.m.

Enzo's Tavern Marna Bales Band, 7:30-11 p.m., $2.

Europa DJ Omar Faison (broken beat and Afro-jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Funny Bone Orny Adams, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $16.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $5.

Glenn's Tavern Disco by Johnny "The Unknown DJ," weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Hyperlink Café D.J. spinning old-school hip-hop, 10 p.m., $10.

Maggiano's Little Italy The Mark Lomanno Trio featuring John Winn (jazz), 7-11 p.m., free.

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

Nanci Raygun The Commercials, Underscore, When All Else Fails, all ages, 5 p.m., $5. Meat Cleaver, Broadzilla, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5.

Potter's Pub and Grille Silverback Blues Burners, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $3.

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

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Paul Walton and Tommy Clark (traditional jazz), weekly, 6:30 p.m., free.

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

Shenanigans Mo Debree, 8:30 p.m., $5.

Sin é Chicago Cy, 9 p.m.-midnight, free.

Taste Fahari Sound (reggae), weekly, 21 and older, $5.

The Tobacco Company Liane Edwards and the Janet Martin Band, 9:30 p.m., free.

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.

Tropical Soul Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Sunday 19



events

Lecture The Virginia Orchid Society presents Alan Black speaking on "An Orchid Adventure in Belize" at the Science Museum of Virginia at 2 p.m. 2500 W. Broad St. 746-9586.

stage

Centenary United Methodist Church ENCORE Theatre, Richmond's Shakespeare troupe, performs a two-person rendition of "A Christmas Carol" at 5 p.m. Admission is $10, with proceeds going to CARITAS, an organization providing food and shelter to the homeless. 411 E. Grace St. 648-8319.

music

Christmas in the Fan The Richmond Concert Band performs holiday music with Meade Skelton at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Admission is free. 1925 Grove Ave. 355-0134.

Classic Christmas Harmony of Virginia presents a concert of traditional holiday tunes featuring harpist Shelley Greene, Desiree Roots-Centeio and the Richmond Public Schools Harp Ensemble at the Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center at 4 p.m. Donations accepted. 4901 Old Brook Road. 321-2762.

night life

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free.

Catch 22 Jack Diamond (Sinatra swing), weekly, 7 p.m.-midnight, $5.

Comedy Alley Liz Marks Holiday Cabaret, 6 p.m., $10.

Commercial Taphouse The Joint Chiefs (funk, jazz), 9 p.m., free.

Don Papa Grande Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve, weekly, dance lessons 6-8 p.m., dancing 8-10 p.m., 18 and older, $5.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Funny Bone Orny Adams, 8 p.m., $14. Komic Sutra (improv), 10:30 p.m., $10.

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

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

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

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Jumpin' J's Java J's Soleil Jazz Brunch, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free.

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

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

Mr. Bojangles Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop), 8 p.m., $8-$10.

Nanci Raygun Transistor Transistor, The Wow Owls, The Setup, all ages, 5 p.m., $5.

Out of Bounds The High Life, 9 p.m.

Richbrau Brewery S.I.N. night, weekly.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly.

Monday 20

events

Intergenerational Seasonal Celebration The city of Richmond's Human Services Commission hosts a celebration to bridge the gap between young and old with entertainment, games and food at Hickory Hill Community Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3000 E. Belt Blvd. 646-7491.

night life

Bogart's Back Room Yo' Mama's Brass Band (funk), 9 p.m., $6.

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, free.

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

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

Emilio's Open Mic spoken word and poetry with DJ Wommack, weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

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

Mojo's Open mic hosted by Tyler Henderson, weekly.

Nanci Raygun Last Crash, In Tenebris, all ages, 5 p.m., $5. Sacrosanct, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $3-$5.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Tuesday 21



music

Richmond Concert Band The concert band performs at Bon Air Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 2531 Buford Road. 737-3767.

stage

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "The Spirit of Christmas," a holiday celebration featuring singing and dancing from performers ages 2 and older, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. Through Dec. 15. 2880 Mountain Road. 730-1740.

night life

Bajama Joe's Karaoke with Smitty, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Therochelle (jazz, rock, R & B), 9 p.m., $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

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

Funny Bone Apollo Night, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. This week, D.S. Sanders.

Glenn's Tavern Another Level Band (R & B, funk), 8:30-11:30 p.m., free.

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

Hyperlink Café True Music Festival with Los 10 Space (funk), 9 p.m.-12 a.m., $3

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

Maggiano's Charlie Kilpatrick, weekly, 6 p.m.

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

Nanci Raygun A Local Market presents Festivus Celebration, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5.

O'Brienstein's Michael St. James, weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Potter's Pub and Grille Wendi Pace and Friends, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free.

Rare Olde Times His and Hers (acoustic vocal duo), weekly, 8-10 p.m.

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

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

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

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly.

The Tobacco Company John Fetherston, 8 p.m., free.

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

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

Wildcats Karaoke with Big Jim, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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