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Arts and entertainment events in Richmond.

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Wednesday 18



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Celebrating Virginia The Chester Garden Club presents "Celebrating Virginia" with a Standard Home Flower Show, 2-6 p.m., with a complimentary teatime at historic Magnolia Grange. Tickets are a suggested $15 donation. 748-5099.

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Precarious Peace The Highland Support Project presents "Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala," a documentary that explores the Guatemalan peace process and religion, 7 p.m. at River Road United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall. Admission is free. 8800 River Road. 643-8635.

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Gallery Talk "Meet the Artist: Gallery Talk" features the student artists in the Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art at the Modlin Center for the Arts, 4-5 p.m. 287-6424.

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Innsbrook After Hours The weekly concert series at the FasMart Innsbrook Pavilion kicks off with Gov't Mule. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10-$30. Call 423-6589 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

VCU Music The VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs, featuring Basler's Symphonic Dances for Horn and Wind Ensemble in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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VCU Fine Arts Building The VCU painting and printmaking department and sculpture department present "Interaction 30," an exhibit of works on paper created by graduating seniors, in the Fishbowl, 5-6:30 p.m. 1000 W. Broad St. 746-3579.

night life

Ashland Coffee & Tea Richard Shindell (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $18. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-9330.

Bogart's Back Room Richmond Afrobeat Movement, 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten, Laura Ann Boyd and Michael Hawkins, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 553-9998.

Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Gypsy Roots (swing jazz), 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

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

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Café Diem The Blvd Duo, Chicago Cy, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cotton Club Brown Sugar Wednesdays with Bam-Bamm (comedy, poetry, soul), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 721-0694.

County Rib & Ale House Rae of Sunshine Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Cous Cous Fight the Big Bull (big band jazz), 10 p.m., free. 358-0868.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's Richmatic (underground hip-hop) presents the Producer's Cup, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3 for under 21. 359-1224.

Empire Allen Thompson (solo acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m., $10. 521-8900.

Grafiti Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 7-10 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Ham's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 965-5520.

J&D's Café Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 266-2331.

LA Grill Mike Shiflett and Friends (jazz, R&B), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 266-3328.

Lucky Buddha Service Industry Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-5100.

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

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

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar DJ Williams Projekt (soul, jazz, hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Nara Japanese Restaurant Black Skies, Caltrop, Cough, Inter Arma, 8 p.m., $3-$5. 353-1315.

New York Deli Alex's Extreme New Wave Dance Party, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-3354.

Penny Lane Pub Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 780-1682.

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

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Pub Amy Henderson (acoustic), weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Talon's Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 744-9541.

Tobacco Company Just Desserts, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

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Book Signing William M. Kelso, head archaeologist of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, discusses and signs "Jamestown: The Buried Truth" at the Library of Virginia conference rooms at noon. 800 E. Broad Street. 692-3592.

Democracy Forum Richmond Region 2007 and VCU host "Forum on Democracy & Inclusion in the 21st Century" featuring keynote speaker Cory Book, mayor of Newark, and Mayor Doug Wilder, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Siegel Center. 828-7037.

Eagle Lecture The Maymont Foundation presents "The James River: A Gem in the Recovery of Bald Eagles," a lecture by Mitchell Byrd in the Nature & Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 2201 Shields Lake Drive. 358-7166.

Learning Lecture The Richmond Waldorf School presents Joyce Finnerty-Lewis, an authority on the application of neurological research to learning, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. 1000 Westover Hills Blvd. 377-8024.

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Hollywood Brass St. Christopher's School presents Hollywood Brass, a Richmond-based band performing hits from the '70s and '80s, in the Middle School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 282-3185.

Symphony Tribute The Arts Council of Randolph-Macon College honor Mark Russell Smith, Richmond Symphony Orchestra music director, with "An Evening of Celebration and Tribute" at the Jefferson Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $125. 101 W. Franklin St. 752-3712.

Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Art presents "Third Thursdays" with DJ Rick Danger's '80s Dance Party theme featuring art tours, Trivial Pursuit and refreshments, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

VCU Music VCU Music presents the VCU Small Jazz Ensembles in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is free. 922 Park Ave. 828-2787.

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Modlin Center The University of Richmond Department of Theatre & Dance and the University Players present "Tegonni: An African Antigone," a retelling of the classic tale, at the Alice Jepson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Through April 21 with an April 22 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10-$15. 289-8980.

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Rentz Gallery A discussion led by Lori K. Gordon and Mary-Pat Forrest after a showing of the documentary "The Art of the Storm" at 7 p.m. 1700 W. Main Street. 358-5338.

museums

Virginia Historical Society James C. Kelly speaks on "Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings" as part of the Banner Lecture Series at noon. Admission is $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

night life

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Austin Lounge Lizards (satirical folk), Chris Lucas, 8 p.m., $25. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

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

Bogart's Back Room Special Ed and the Shortbus (bluegrass), 10 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.

Brio Tuscan Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 672-8732.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 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 Moonshine Still, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. 643-2582.

Capitol Coffee and Desserts D'Santis Duo (jazz), weekly, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Caribbean Mingles Talent showcase (performance, fashion), weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. 397-4032.

Cary Street Café The Transmitters (reggae), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ dance night, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

Club Z2 Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 249-9930.

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

Curry House Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band (variety/jazzy), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Europa Escape with Oliver K (dark progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

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

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

Mars Bar Pop '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Reggie Righteous and The Prophets of Funk, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 254-4904.

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

Old City Bar Dave Pollard (singer-songwriter), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Old Towne Civic Center (Petersburg) Old Towne Music Series with Marna and Macy, 7-10 p.m., free. 733-8344.

Pearl Throwback Thursdays ('80s and '90s), weekly, 6 p.m. 545-8983.

Poe's Pub Chris Shepard (acoustic rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Matt Koon Foundation, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

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.

Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Soul Kitchen (music and poetry), weekly, 8 p.m., $7. 304-6857.

Ukrop's Café (Three Chopt) Meade Skelton (Americana, pop), 4-6 p.m., free. 288-5639.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with David Allen, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Friday 20



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Art for Autism 2007 The Markel Corporation and SunTrust present an evening benefiting The Faison School for Autism at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 827-3801.

Ravencon The annual convention features science fiction, fantasy and horror literature at the Doubletree Inn at the Airport starting at noon. Through April 22. Tickets are $15-$40. 5501 Eubank Road. Call 226-6400 or visit www.ravencon.com.

Southern Women's Show The annual show features jewelry, handbags, fashion shows and gourmet food at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Through April 22. Tickets are $4-$8. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. (800) 849-0248.

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African Art Lecture The Virginia Museum of Fine Art's Friends of African and African-American Arts presents "African Diasporan Museum From the Freelon Group," a lecture by architect Philip G. Freelon in the Marble Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Improvised Music "Loops & Gestures," a quarterly improvised music event, is curated by Kenneth Yates and opens at 7 p.m. at Gallery5. Admission is $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Jazz Concert Ed Neumeister, jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader, plays in the Singleton Center at 5 p.m. Admission is free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Kinfolk Realife Studio hosts "Kinfolk," a celebration of music and human diversity, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 1707 Summit Ave. 868-6355.

Organ Concert The Tabernacle Baptist Church hosts organist Matt Curlee and the NEOS Ensemble in a concert of jazz fusion at 8 p.m. 1925 Grove Ave. 355-0134.

Voice and Guitar Recitals VCU Music presents Matt Rise performing his junior guitar recital in the Business Building auditorium at 5 p.m. Later, Claire Tozzi and Janee Kensy performing their junior voice recital at 7 p.m. 1015 Floyd Ave. 828-6776.

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St. Mark's Episcopal Church The St. Mark's Players present "Pete 'n' Keely" at 8 p.m. Through May 13. Tickets are $12-$14. 520 N. Boulevard. 358-4771.

Sycamore Rouge The Petersburg theater presents "Matoaka" by Matthew Shifflett at 8 p.m. Through May 5. Tickets are $15-$18. 21 W. Old St. 957-5707.

galleries

Crossroads Gallery of Art The April All Media Show, featuring local artists, "Richmond Orchid Alliance and Painted Orchid Show" and "Ridgefield Fine Art & Antiques," open with a reception, 6-9:30 p.m. Through May 10. 2016 Staples Mill Rd. 278-8950.

Rentz Gallery In conjunction with the Richmond Montessori School, the Rentz Gallery presents "Surviving Katrina," works by hurricane victims, with an opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Through April 30. 1700 W. Main Street. 358-5338.

night life

Alley Katz Garden of Weeden Zombie Dance Party with Cut the Architect's Hand, An Ariatic Silence, The Human Body, Crackjaw, Chalkline Beauty, El Zombie, Satori CD release, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $6-$10. High Society, Hope Massive, Johnny 3 Legs, Think!, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 643-2816.

Andy's Restaurant (Ashland) Big Boss Man, 9 p.m., free. 798-9751.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Paul Curreri, Devon Sproule (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702

Babes of Carytown Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), 8-11 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bella Arte Lanaux Hailey (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. 515-9099.

Bleu Bistro Intense City, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Blues Café Jam with the Jazz Composers Alliance, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 225-7400.

Bogart's Back Room Upper East Side Big Band, 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Shockoe Slip) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $1. 648-8900.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

The Camel Rattlemouth (prog rock), 9 p.m. 353-4901.

Canal Club SOJA, Fear Nuttin Band, Vital, DJ Ridempshan, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15. 643-2582.

Caribbean Mingles Friday After Work Party with DJ Ace and Rich Boy (hip-hop, R&B, reggae), weekly, 5-8 p.m., $5. 780-0013.

Cary Street Café Harrison Deane Band (rock), Blue Line Highway, 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib & Ale House Bill Roberts, weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 675-4447.

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

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Paul Childress (acoustic solo), 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Doc Branch & The Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

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

Funny Bone J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Goals Tavern Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 746-5444.

Godfrey's Reflex Dance Night (Brit pop), 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3-$5. 648-3957.

Hard Shell Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Hollywood Grill D-Ray & The Shockers (rockabilly), The Bitterman, 10 p.m., $5. 819-1988.

Lucky Buddha DJ Fatback & DJ Mordecai (funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop), weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Market Café Chicago Cy, 5:30-9:30 p.m., free. 934-0144.

Mars Bar New Wave Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar Plunky and Oneness (funk, jazz), 9:30 p.m., $10. 254-4904.

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

Murphy's Law II Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

Paradise Lounge DJ DNS (Top 40) & DJ King Tutt (hip-hop, R&B), weekly, 9 p.m., free before 11, $5 after. 519-0844.

Pasta Luna (Commonwealth Parkway) Ominotago, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 763-3211.

Pasta Luna (W. Broad) Desiree, 9 p.m., free. 762-9029.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Power 92 Night with DJ Lonnie B and Danja Mowf, weekly, $5-$10. 852-0395.

Poe's Pub Worn Glory (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew and DJ Jizzy Trent Dance Party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Gypsy Roots (swing jazz guitar), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Pub Billy Ray Hatley and the Showdogs (roots rock), 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

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

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 320-1218.

Thai Curry House Richmond Underground presents Level II (retro electric, dance music), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-7027.

Tobacco Company Cashmere Jungle Lords, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

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Diva Bag Auction Spa Travelers host the 3rd Annual Diva Bag Auction to benefit Camp Diva, including a Diva Bag fashion show, entertainment, space activities and hors d'oeuvres at Artworks, 7-11 p.m. 320 Hull Street. 852-4385.

Fool for Art The Fool for Art Festival features art and craft vendors, free classes, music, food and more at John Tyler Community College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. 800 Charter Colony Parkway. 594-1527.

Greening Greater Richmond Celebrate Earth Day with music, art exhibits, art activities and more at the Mayo Bridge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 291-1400 or visit www.earthdayrichmond.org.

Historic Garden Week The Garden Club of Virginia hosts Historic Garden Week featuring more than 30 house and garden tours. Tickets are $10-$40 per event. Through April 28. 12 E. Franklin St. Call 644-7776 or visit www.vagardenweek.org.

Miracle League Field The groundbreaking for "Virginia's First" Miracle League field takes place at the L.C. Bird High School Sports Complex at 12:30 p.m. with music and activities. 10301 Courthouse Road. 229-4966.

Operation Smile Operation Smile presents its 25th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott Hotel at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100. 500 E. Broad Street. 240-9873.

Richmond Home Interiors Showcase The Richmond Home Interiors Showcase takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through April 22. Tickets are $2-$10. 403 N. Third St. 730-0101.

Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair The Hanover Master Gardener Association hosts the annual Spring Plant and Garden Fair in the Hanover Human Resource Complex parking lot, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 7497 County Complex Road. 740-6064.

Spring Social River City Blues hosts "A Day at the Vineyard With the Blues," with music and more, at Grayhaven Vineyards, noon-6 p.m. 4675 East Grey Fox Circle. 556-3917.

War Re-Enactment The 16th Annual Revolutionary War Re-Enactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg takes place at Historic Battersea, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through April 22. Admission is free. Call 777-9663 or visit www.petersburg-va.org.

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SlamRichmond The top-scoring poets of the past poetry slam events compete in the Championship Invitational at Artspace at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

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Folk in the Grove The "Folk in the Grove" Concert Series continues with Cornerhouse, featuring traditional Irish fiddle and button accordion at Congregation Or Ami at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. 9400 Huguenot Road. 647-7856.

Innsbrook After Hours The weekly concert series at the FasMart Innsbrook Pavilion kicks off with the Indigo Girls. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.50-$35. Call 423-6589 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Jazz Saxophone Recital VCU Music presents Jason Arce performing his senior saxophone recital in the Business Building auditorium at 7 p.m. 1015 Floyd Ave. 828-6776.

Pink Martini and the Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs with Pink Martini playing Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban rumba at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$60. 6 N. Laurel Street. 262-8003. www.ticketmaster.com

Titan Jazz Festival The VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band plays at the Titan Jazz Festival at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal School. Admission is free. 828-2787.

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Border Chophouse "Deck the Walls," a show of custom skateboard decks, opens with a reception featuring music by Rob Huddleston and the Foundation Band at 10 p.m. Through May. 1501 W. Main St. 355-2907.

The Triple Restaurant The Insights 6 Art Show, a collection of works by Ben Bemis, Enrique Rodriguez, Mike Creasy, John Worley and Charlene Crowder, opens with a reception, at 6 p.m. 3306 W. Broad Street. 359-7777.

museums

Virginia Center for Architecture Chris Novelli, architectural historian, guides a tour of the center's 27,000 square feet at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.

Wilton House The Wilton House Museum presents "Cherished Keepsakes: Samplers and Embroideries From the 17th-19th Centuries" with tours of the colonial plantation home. Through May 13. Admission is $2.50-$10. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936.

night life

Alley Katz The Stand Off, All Grown Up, Pictures in Pieces, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $6. Immortal Avenger, Engage, Timelord, Omniscient, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Infamous Stringdusters (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $12. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

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

Bella Arte Steve Kessler (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. 515-9099.

Bleu Bistro 2 Guys Named Gus, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis (Brazilian jazz), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman (acoustic guitar), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

The Camel Space Cadet (funk, breakbeat, jazz), 9 p.m., $6. 353-4901.

Canal Club The Gaskets, The Atkinsons, The Ex-Patriots, 8:30 p.m., $7. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Jackass Flats (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.

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

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib and Ale House Q94's Pauly Madison, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 675-4447.

Daddio's Grill Harrison Deane Band (rock), 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 754-1448.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Rob Gray & Brian C., weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Escabar Restaurant The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 8-11 p.m., free. 288-4885.

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

Funny Bone J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Gospel Chicken House Bubby Hubbard & Sonrise, The Masters, 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

Lucky Buddha DJ Fatback & DJ Mordecai (funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop), weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar Plunky and Oneness (funk, jazz), 9:30 p.m., $10. 254-4904.

Poe's Pub Half Moon Band (jam rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Jerry Joe Reno, 9:30 p.m., $2. 364-9083.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Shiny Stockings Trio featuring Russ Hanchin, Joe Sarver and Maria Garcia (classic swing jazz and bossa), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Rocks Hex Machine, Our Stable Violent Star, Botox Party, Racing Exit 13, 9 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

Shenanigans Pub Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon (roots), 9 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

Sin é Chicago Cy, 9:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Talon's Buttercup (classic country), 9 p.m., free. 744-9541.

Tobacco Company Cashmere Jungle Lords, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tropical Soul Soul Fa Real night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, soul), 9:45 p.m., free. 771-1605.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Matt Rox, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

Sunday 22



events

Barn Days The Maymont Foundation hosts "Barn Days," featuring activities and live entertainment at The Children's Farm, noon-4 p.m. 1700 Hampton Street. 358-7166.

Spring Bada-Bing The Richmond Craft Mafia presents its "Spring Bada-Bing: The Boss of All Craft Shows" at The Marquee, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 3015 Cutshaw Ave. 355-4687.

Spring Fling The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosts the Children's Garden Spring Fling celebrating Earth Day with music and hands-on activities, 1-4 p.m. Free with regular garden admission. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

word

Poetry Reading Patsy Bickerstaff reads from her new book of poetry, "Mrs. Noah's Journey," at Book People, 3-5 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

music

Gamelan Ensemble The University of Richmond Gamelan Ensemble, a traditional orchestra made up of gongs, drums, xylophones and chimes, presents an inaugural concert at the Outdoor Greek Theater at 1 p.m. Admission is free. 287-1807.

Trombone Recital VCU Music presents Joel Nieves performing his senior trombone recital in the Business Building auditorium at 4 p.m. 1015 Floyd Ave. 828-6776.

museums

Valentine Richmond History Center "Revolution, Rebels and Renovations" is a walking tour that highlights the renovations of the Capitol, expansion of the Carpenter Center and the projected plans for the Miller and Rhoads department store starting at the center at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 1015 E. Cary Street. 649-0711.

parks

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "A Colonial Plant Conversation: Trans-Atlantic Plant Exchanges" opens in the north wing of the conservatory. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

night life

Alley Katz Mozely Rose, Scarecrow Collection, A Flag We Fly, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $6. 643-2816.

Bailey's Smokehouse & Tavern (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 755-6800.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bottom Billiards Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-4323.

Bottoms Up Pizza Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.

Café Diem DJ Williams open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays (dancehall reggae), weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Vegetarian Festival Fundraiser, 7 p.m. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse Kurt Stemhagen, 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Michael Redman (sax), weekly, noon, free. 732-7425.

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

Funny Bone J. Medicine Hat, 7 p.m., $12. J. Medicine Hat's Erotic Hypnotic, 9:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with Rusty Farmer and Mike Ess, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz, weekly, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass night, weekly, 6:30 p.m., free. This week, Karma Farmers. 232-3446.

Mars Bar JayBoy and Fan Free Clinic present Take a Trip to Mars, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shenanigans Pub Big City, 6:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 320-1218.

T.G.I. Friday's Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 360-7926.

Wonderland Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-9233.

Monday 23



events

Punk Rauction Chop Suey Books hosts a Best Friends' Day benefit features an auction and locally created art at Mojo's at 8 p.m. 733 W. Cary Street. 497-4705.

music

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Eleone Dance Theatre presents "Still Here," a contemporary modern dance, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 643-2160.

night life

Café Diem Style Weekly's open-mic night, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. Allen Thompson, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Ominotago (acoustic duo), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

City Limit Open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 282-4282.

Escabar Restaurant Casey McCue, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

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

Pour House West End Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Tuesday 24



events

Fashion Show The Pink Scottie hosts a Fashion Show at the Garden Week Luncheon at Christ & Grace Church, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets cost $10. 1545 S. Sycamore Street. 957-6112.

word

Staged Reading The Firehouse Theatre Project hosts a Lunchtime Staged Reading of "Out to Dry" by Margie Langston at 12:10 p.m. Admission is free. 1609 W. Broad Street. 497-2623.

Stories From Ancient China Young Audiences of Virginia presents a journey to ancient China with Linda Fang through stories at 9:30 a.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Tickets are $5. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

music

Firehouse Theatre Cabaret The Firehouse Theatre Project presents its cabaret featuring singing, dancing and 10-minute plays. Through May 17th. 1609 W. Broad Street. 355-2001.

Guitar Recital VCU Music presents Ron Alig performing his junior guitar recital at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. 8 N. Laurel Street. 828-6776.

Jazz Drum Recital VCU Music presents Joseph Evans performing his junior guitar recital in the Business Building auditorium at 5 p.m. 1015 Floyd Ave. 828-6776.

stageLandmark Theater "Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark" comes to the theater at 8 p.m. Through April 27. Tickets are $29.50. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

night life

Bleu Bistro Open-mic jam with Wop of Government Cheese, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Farm Vegas (rock), 10 p.m., $3. 353-9280.

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

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, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Cherry Lounge Salsa Night with free lessons, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 285-9061.

Corner Bar and Grill Open-mic night with J. Cornachione, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 213-3046.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke (international night), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Davis & Main The RJR Duo with John Conley, Ryan Hughitt and featuring Jason Gay (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

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

Emilio's Bio Ritmo (salsa), weekly, dance lessons 8 p.m., music 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Las Casa Grandes Larri Branch (jazz piano), weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. 267-1684.

Mars Bar Totally '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 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.

Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Pour House West End Kamikaze Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 364-9083.

Richmond Music Center Kalani (percussionist, drum circle), 8:30 p.m., free. 330-7875.

Rocks DJ Dominex, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Shenanigans Pub The Taters (roots rock), 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.

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

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 358-7870.

Tobacco Company John Fetherston and Chris Lucas, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

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

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