Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Thurs: Bo Bice, Grinding Stone, 8 p.m., $25. Fri: Southern Culture on the Skids, Demolition String Band, 7 p.m., $13-$15. Sat: Saint Diablo, Souls Harbor, Fail Safe, Half Lit Halo, 10 p.m., $5-$7. Sun: Crossing the Event Horizon, Fallen Martyr, Haunted Shores, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Ice Fortress, 5 p.m. $7.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Thurs: Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Fri: Chris Knight, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Sat: Doug and Telisha Williams with Jonathan Byrd, 8 p.m., $12-$17.
Bailey's Smokehouse and Tavern 7502 W. Broad St. 755-6800. Fri: Big Boss Man, 9:30 p.m.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road, 750-1120. Wed: The RJ Marshall Band, 7-10 p.m., free. Fri: David Reed, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: the Michael Clark Band, 10 p.m., free. Sun: the Doctors of Jazz, noon, free.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Thurs: Sarah White, Joanna Lynne, Jack Meets the Giant, 7 p.m., $5. Sat: Special Ed and the Shortbus, Pickin' Buds, Alison Self, 9 p.m., $7.
The Canal Club 17th and Dock streets, 643-CLUB. Wed: Every Time I Die, the Bronx, Stick to Your Guns, Landmines, 6:30 p.m., $15. Sat: Hollywood Undead, Moshe Davan, the Reserve, 7:30 p.m., $10-$13. Sun: Aiden, Civet, God or Julie, Half Lit Halo, Reasons, 6 p.m., $11-$13.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-ALES. Thurs: 11th House, 8 p.m., $5. Fri: Simplified, 9 p.m. $8-$10. Sat: Copper Sails, 9 p.m., $7.
Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353.7445. Fri: Crucial Elements, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Sideshow Addiction, 10 p.m., $5.
Commerical Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St. 359-6544. Sun: Robbin' Steel Blues Band, 9 p.m., free.
Daily Grind Coffee House and CafAc 11655 W. Broad St. 360-1565. Fri: Brad Yoder, 7 p.m. free.
Gallery5 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005. Sat: Josh Small, Jonathan Vassar, Pedals on our Pirate Ships, the Riot Before, 8 p.m., free.
Ghost Print Gallery 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557. Fri: To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, 8 p.m., $5.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. Thurs: Jason Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-RIBS. Fri: Scattered, Smothered, and Covered, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Velvet Marias, 8:30 p.m., free.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo Wops, 7-10 p.m., free.
Ham's Restaurant 9498 W. Broad St., 965-5520. Wed: Louisiana Territory, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Acoustic Creek, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Major Motor, 10 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Wed: Yes, 7 p.m., $35. Thurs: Umphreys McGee, 7 p.m., $20-$22. Mon: Lamb of God, Municipal Waste, This Time Its War, 7 p.m., $25-$28. Wed: Jason Mraz, Lisa Hannigan, 6:30 p.m., $35.
O'Toole's Restaurant and Pub 4800 Forest Hill Ave. 233-1781. Wed: the Happy Lucky Combo, 8 p.m., free.
Plaza Bowl and Duckpins 521 E. Southside Plaza., 233-8799. Friday: Wrenn's Rockabilly Show, 10 p.m., $5.
Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Thurs: the Wheat King, Mike O'Connor, 10 p.m., free. Sat: Lucky Day, 9:30 p.m., $3.
Rumors 404 N. Harrison St. 726-9944. Mon: Athens Boys Choir, Anaturale, 8 p.m.
Shenanigans Eatery and Pub 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010. Wed: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m., free. Sun: Robin Rogers, 6:30 p.m. Tues: the Ray Pittman Project, 8 p.m., free.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: Jubeus, 9 p.m., free. Sat: US, 9 p.m. free.
Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Fri: the Radiators (S.C.A.N. Benefit Concert), 8 p.m., $20. Sat: Mos Def, 8 p.m., $28. Tues: Shelby Lynne, Jim Bianco, 7:30 p.m., $20-$30 p.m.
Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: John Fetherston Band, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Shore Leave, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Wed: Barn Burning, Jonathan Vassar, .357 String Band, Shannon Clearly, 10 p.m. Sat: the Atkinsons, 10 p.m.
Chillin' With the Renegades Helping Young Professionals Engage will be having a special night of drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the Luxury Box of the Richmond Coliseum to help underprivileged families enjoy Thanksgiving. Bring canned food to donate to the Central Virginia Foodbank and watch the Richmond Renegades face the Knoxville Ice Bears starting at 6 p.m. $10. 601 W. Leigh St. 783-9368.
"Bite Me" Directed by John Knapp, the Richmond Triangle Players present this "Rocky Horror Picture Show" inspired vampire musical at the Gay Community Center of Richmond opening Nov. 19 at 8 p.m., with additional shows Nov. 21-22, 28-29, and Dec. 5-6, 12-13, with matinee performances on Nov. 23 and 30 at 4 p.m. $20-$25. 1407 Sherwood Ave. 346-8113.
Book Signing Skye Hoppus, owner of Childish Clothing and author of "Rock Star Momma," will be on hand for a book signing at It's Hip to be Round from 5-8 p.m. 3463 W. Cary St.
Book Signing Author Joe Tennis will be signing copies of his latest work "Beach to Bluegrass: Places to Brake on Virginia's Longest Road," at the Chesterfield Towne Center Barnes and Noble from 5-7 p.m. 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-6640.
Book Signing Author Michael Schein will be at Book People to discuss and sign his latest suspense novel "Just Deceits," from 7-8 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
Book Talk Charlie Finley, owner of Verbatim Editing, will be presenting "All Things About Self Publishing," at the Short Pump Barnes and Noble from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.
Lecture Howard Singerman, associate professor of contemporary art and theory at the University of Virginia, will be discussing material in his book, "Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University," in the Virginia Commonwealth University student commons theater at 12:15 p.m. 907 Floyd Ave.
Treasures of the Heart The American Heart Association's 2008 Advocate of the Year and survivor Amy Edmunds will be speaking on the dangers of heart disease, the leading killer of women in Richmond, at Schwarzchild Jewelers in Short Pump Town Center from 6-9 p.m. For information call 965-6552.
Byrd Theatre Tour and Toast The Byrd Theatre will host a special behind the scenes fundraising tour of the historic venue from 5-7 p.m. $25. 2808 W. Cary St. 353-9986.
Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia Bill Barker of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will portray Thomas Jefferson at the Library of Virginia beginning at 6 p.m. to entertain and answer questions pertaining to the library's special exhibit, "Williamsburg to Wills's Creek: The Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia" 800 E. Broad St. 692-3999.
King of Kings Gay Pride Virginia will hold a talent competition where lesbian women challenge one another dressed in drag beginning at 8 p.m. at Babes in Carytown. 3166 W. Cary St. 355-9330.
Third Thursdays At VMFA The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts continues its monthly themed events with a Latin Dance Party, featuring DJ Steve. Series tickets are $60 and $48 for members. Single tickets for adults are $10 and $8 for members. Tickets for those ages 12-17 are $5. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Vietri Artisans America's largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware, drinkware, flatware, and table linens and accessories will be available at Chadwicks Antiques to showcase various products from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5805 Grove Ave. 285-3355.
Taj Weekes Reggae Jam St. Lucian roots reggae artist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa will headline a benefit concert for the children's charity They Often Cry Outreach starting at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. $20-$25. 6 N. Laurel St.
The Dance Show Virginia Commonwealth University's Dance and Choreography Department will hold its 2008 senior project concert, featuring a collage of various dance concepts, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater, with additional performances Nov. 21 and 22. $5-$10. 828-2020.
Artist Lecture Artist Peter Saul will be commenting on his work starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Virginia Commonwealth University student commons theater. 907 Floyd Ave.
Gallery Talk The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Book Club will hold a half-hour discussion with Jeffrey Allison, who will discuss the works of art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir on view in the Paul Mellon Galleries starting at 5:30 p.m. free. Registration is required. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Ashland Trunk Show The Hanover Arts and Activities Center will host a day of handcrafted art and gifts for sale from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 500 S. Center St.
Couture for a Cause Shabby Apple, Community Chest Booking and Promotions, and Rumors Boutique will be sponsoring a charitable fashion show from 8-11 p.m. at the Plaza Bowl with all donations benefiting the nonprofit organization Unitus. 521 W. South Side Plaza. For information call 540-207-9314 or visit www.shabbyapple.com.
LiveSky The Science Museum of Virginia will host a educational seminar about the solar system's ringed planets in its interactive planetarium starting at 6 p.m. free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Recovery Turnstyle and EvolveVA will hold a special brain tumor dance party and benefit for local DJ Tom Collins at Gallery5 from 6 p.m.-midnight, with proceeds benefiting his care. $10 donation encouraged at the door. 200 W. Marshall St. 643-8876.
St. Gertrude Holiday Bazaar St. Gertrude High School will hold a night of seasonal gifts from local artisans and vendors, food and door prizes from 6-9 p.m., continuing on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $10-$15 on Nov. 21; free on Nov. 22. 3215 Stuart Ave. 658-3111.
Sky Watch Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn of the Science Museum of Virginia as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. 2500 W. Broad St. 353-0094.
Splendor Under Glass The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is scheduled to host a black-tie fundraiser in its conservatory, featuring dinner, entertainment, and auctions of local art and handcrafted holiday wreaths starting at 6:30 p.m. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
Chasen Gallery "Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season," featuring works by Rick Biehl. On display through Dec. 31. 3554 W. Cary St.
Craft + Design Show The Visual Arts Center is scheduled to hold its annual exhibition at the Science Museum of Virginia beginning at noon. Featuring works in various media from more than 73 artists, the show will be on display on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$12. 2500 W. Broad St. 353-0094.
Rhonda MacCallum Gallery "All Media Show," featuring works by Sue Ellen Nagle, Mathew Howell and Lou Robbins. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Dec. 28. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.
"A Christmas Carol" The Christian Youth Theater company will present this classic Dickens tale at the Paul R. Cramer Center for the Arts through Nov. 30th. For tickets and information visit www.cytrichmond.org.
"Sander's Family Christmas" The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents this sequel to its 2007 hit "Smoke on the Mountain," starting at 8 p.m. with shows continuing through Jan. 25. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. $38. For ticket and performance times call 282-2620.
"Steel Magnolias" Goochland High School will present a performance of Robert Harling's popular off-Broadway play at 7 p.m., will additional shows on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. 3250 River Road West. 556-5322.
Poetry Reading Virginia poet laureate Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda will address the Richmond Branch of the National League of American Pen Women at noon at the Westwood Club. For information call 330-0969.
5K Walk The local chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will be sponsoring an indoor walk to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Chesterfield Towne Center from 7:30-10 a.m. $15-$18. 276-4356.
Craft Bazaar The Church of the Redeemer will holds its 27th annual show, featuring numerous handcrafted items, gifts, and a special visit from Santa from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 8275 Meadowbridge Road. 306-0247.
Donations for Creations Organized by seniors of Virginia Commonwealth University's Graphic Design Department, works of art contributed by local artists and artisans will be exchanged for donations of canned food and warm clothing from 2-8 p.m. at 1509 W. Main St. For information call 757-685-9401.
Heavenly Creations St. James the Less Episcopal Church will be hosting its annual juried art show, featuring the works of more than 40 artists from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 125 Beverly Road. 798-4615.
Holiday Bazaar The Richmond Waldorf School will hold a day of story tellers, games, craft making and local artisans from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1000 Westover Hills Blvd. 377-8024.
Rockstar Royalty Queen Beez Motorcycle and Social Association will be holding a special platinum and gold appreciation party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Showplace annex, featuring free food while it lasts. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Greater Richmond S.C.A.N. $10-$15. 3002 Mechanicsville Turnpike. For information visit www.queenbeezmsa.com.
Northside Artists Open Studio Twenty-seven local artists will be on hand to show their paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, and photographs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and noon-4 p.m. on Nov. 23 at four Northside locations throughout the area. 1407, 1514 and 1519 Westwood Ave. and 3311 Suffolk Ave. 353-7277.
"Folk Songs for an Autumn Evening" Dan Schatz will perform a number of traditional American and British folk tunes starting at 8 p.m. at the Congregation Or Ami. $12-$15. 9400 W. Huguenot Road. 647-7856.
"Words and Music" The James River Singers are scheduled to explore the relationship between words and their musical setting starting at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church and on Nov. 23 beginning at 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. $10-$15. 4602 Cary St. and 520 N. Boulevard.
"Horrible Harry" Presented by the Greater Richmond Alumni Chapter of the University of Richmond, the Modlin Center for the Arts will host a special two-performance adaptation of James Larson's children's book at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Camp Concert Hall. $12. 289-8980.
"Nutcracker Suite" A concert ballet of this classic Christmas tale will be performed at Moody Middle School at 2 and 4 p.m., and at Goochland High School on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. $5-$7.
"Folklores!" The Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers Theater troupe will be on hand at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for an evening of classic narratives starting at 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.
Book Reading Gallery5 and Chop Suey Books will co-host an appearance by David Rees, creator of the serialized comic strip "Get Your War On," starting at 7 p.m. free. 200 W. Marshall St.
Story Time at Agecroft Hall Agecroft Hall and Gardens welcomes storyteller Pamela Bomboy as she recounts the legendary tales of Robin Hood starting at 10:30 a.m. Geared for ages 6-10, tickets are $4. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Love 4 Salsa Sundays JP and Guchi from Ithaca, NY will instruct a night of dance lessons from 6-11 p.m. at Fuego Night Club. $5. 6008 W. Broad St. 282-0207.
"Christmas Past and Present" The Richmond Concert Chorale, directed by Grant Hellmers will perform a series of holiday renditions at All Saints Episcopal Church beginning at 5 p.m. River and Parham roads. 643-3589, ext. 5406.
Fishbowl Gallery "Interaction 33," featuring the works of nineteen graduating seniors from the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. On display through Dec. 1. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-1696.
Hot Lunch at the Firehouse The Richmond Playwrights Forum will present the 30-minute show, "God is a 4LTR Word" starting at noon at the Firehouse Theatre. Free. 1609 W Broad St. 355-2001.