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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Wed: Colin Healy and the Jet Skis, Barely Blind, the Status, Against Grace, 6-10 p.m., $8-$10. Thurs: Orange Sky, Dragonship, 7-11 p.m., $8-$10. Fri: Construct, Krass Judgment, Separation, Indebt, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. Sat: Pajama Party, Old Boy, Daniel Tomlinson, Neighborhood Friendly, Your Princess is Dead, 5-9 p.m., $5-$7. Mo Melody Maintain, Kill Bill, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$6. Sun: Battle of the Bands: Alternate Route, Ireya, Angelus, Father of Twelve, Variable, MFD, Astronaut Death Engine, Sounds Like Dinosaurs, Red Clay Village, 4-11 p.m., $8-$10. Tues: Ellis Ashbrook, 8 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Fri: Some Assembly Required, 8 p.m., $7. Sat: Ben Carroll, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccassin Road, 750-1120. Wed: the RJ Marshall Band, 7-10 p.m., free. Fri: Trouble Again, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. Sat: Michael Clark Band, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. Sun: the Doctors of Jazz, noon-2 p.m., free.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Richard Ray Farrell, 9 p.m., free. Sun: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: Ward Combs, the Dig, 8 p.m., $5. Thurs: No Dice with Mama Jamuhs, 8 p.m., $5. Fri: Earthtone, DJ NASA, 10:30 p.m., $5. Sat: Gene Smilek, 8 p.m., $5. Sun: Tim Alimena, 8 p.m., free.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Fri: Well Versed featuring Alex Scott, Future and Cuban, Jamela Bullock, 8 p.m., $12-$15. Sun: Moshe Dayan, Damiera, Chalkline Beauty, Searching For Timothy, Thru the Rear View, 6:20 p.m., $7-$10. Mon: EOTO, 10 p.m., $15-$18.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: Lil Ronnie, 5 p.m., free. Dean Fields, 10 p.m., $6. Sat: the Muckrakes, 10 p.m., $5. Sun: Musicians Jam, 7-11 p.m.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445. Wed: 29th Division, 10 p.m., $5. Fri: Farm Vegas, Funkuponya, 10 p.m. Sat: Gray-v, 10 p.m., $5. Sun: Brand New Groovement, 9 p.m. Tues: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.

Comfort Restaurant 200 W. Broad St., 780-0004. Wed: the Ruinaires, 10 p.m., free.

Cross Roads Art Center 2016 Staples Mill Road, 278-8950. Fri: Slash Coleman, 7:30-9 p.m.

Element Lounge 119 N. 18th St., 788-8001. Sat: Hijack the Throttle, Leko, Sugadadde, 10 p.m., $15. Tues: Black Water Rising, 10 p.m.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Thurs: Tele-Phonic (jazz), 7-9 p.m., $5. Fri: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Tele-Phonic Quartet, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Sun: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900. Wed: Mark Eddie, 7 p.m., $15. Queen Aishah, 10 p.m., $12. Thurs: Mark Eddie, 7:30 p.m., $15. Fri-Sat: Mark Eddie, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15. Sun: Mark Eddie, 7 p.m., $15.

Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083. Thurs: Jason Jenkins, 8-10 p.m., free.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fri: the Illbillys, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Bush League, 8:30 p.m., free.

The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315. Wed: the Bland Ambition Comedy Tour, 9 p.m. Tues: Warship, 8 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Fri: Houston Scott Band, the Silverbacks, Nitro, Michelle Raymond, 7 p.m., $10-$13. Sat: Railroad Earth, Jackass Flats, 8 p.m., $18-$21.

Plaza Bowl 523 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799. Fri: Cashmere Jungle Lords, 8 p.m., $10. Sat: the Hot Seats, 8 p.m., $5.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120. Thurs: Chris Merkley, 9:30 p.m., $5. Fri: Jimmy Catlett, 9:30 p.m., $5. Sat: the Great Unknowns, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Throwing Knives, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Richbrau Brewing Co. &Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St. 644-3018. Fri: Trip Poole and Mike Banks, 10 p.m., free. Sat: the Joe Sarver-Russ Hanchin Jazz Duo, 10 p.m., free.

Rock Falls Tavern 2813 Hathaway Road, 272-9470. Fri: Loose Gravel, 9:45 p.m.

Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave. 264-5010. Fri: Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m. Sat: Mo DeBree, 8:30 p.m.

SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: Jubeus, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Chicago Cy, 9 p.m., free.

Six-Burner Restaurant 1627 W. Main St., 353-4060. Tues: Carol Covell and Lee Covington, 6:30-9 p.m., free.

Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202. Mon: Chez Roue, 10 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Jangling Reinhardts, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Rhythmasters, 8 p.m., free. Fri-Sat: Farm Vegas, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Fri: Strange Faces, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Dick Butt Kiss and the Tightends, 10 p.m., $5. Sun: Pan Am Down, Dan Villanueva, 9 p.m., $5. Mon: Johanna Chase, A.M. Astronaut, 10 p.m., $5. Tues: Oh Captain My Captain, Brown Shoe, 10 p.m., $5.

TUESDAY 17

music

Choir Concert The Schola Cantorum of Westminster Choir College, conducted by James Jordan, presents a special performance at 7 p.m. at St. James's Episcopal Church. Free. 1205 W. Franklin St. 355-1779.

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"Dance is a Rainbow—Not a White Line"  The Complexions Contemporary Ballet troupe performs an evening of modern dance in the Modlin Center's Alice Jepson Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m., with an additional show on March 18. $28-$36. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

WEDNESDAY 18

events

Bland Ambition Comedy Tour Nara Sushi hosts the comedic talent of downtown Manhattan underground comics Sean O'Connor, Matt Wittman, Jeraine Fowler and Joh Patrick Wells with punk rock rockers Onion and Microjoy starting at 9 p.m. 1309 W. Main St. 353-1315.

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New Kids on the Block The original boy band performs old hits and material from their new album, "The Block" at the Richmond Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. 601 E. Leigh St. For ticket information call 800-745-3000.

VCU Faculty Jazz Trio Bob Hallahan, Victor Dvoskin and Tony Martucci perform a set of jazz tunes starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall in the Singleton Center. Free. An on-stage workshop will follow at approximately 8:45 p.m. VCU Jazz majors are encouraged to bring their instruments. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

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"Mindgame" The Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's thriller following a writer of true-crime stories and his attempt to interview a serial killer locked away in a hospital for the criminally insane. Production continues through April 4. $15-$20. 319 N. Wilkinson Road. For showtimes call 262-9760.

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Book Lecture The University of Richmond welcomes Kenji Yoshino, author of "Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights," to speak on the themes of his book starting at 7 p.m. in the Tyler Haynes Commons. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8000.

THURSDAY 19

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Robotics Competition Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center welcomes nearly 2,000 high school students from Virginia and nearby states for the 10th annual FIRST Robotic Competition NASA/VCU Regional starting at 9 a.m. and continuing through March 21, featuring challenges that test contestants in strategy, design and fabrication. Free and open to the public. 1200 W. Broad St. 827-1000.

VMFA 3rd Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents an evening of mambo madness with DJ Steve's Latin Dance Party, where guest can enjoy food, drinks and learn to salsa from 6-9 p.m. $5-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Book Signing Author Susan Rebecca White autographs copies of her debut novel, "Bound South," starting at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Brown-Lyons Lecture VCU Libraries welcomes Dr. Jack D. Spiro as he presents his discussion, "What's So Bad About Atheism?" starting at 7:30 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

End Hunger Slam Gallery5 continues its monthly poetry showcase at 7 p.m., featuring Joshua Bennet, ranked fifth in the world, with proceeds benefiting an impoverished family for an entire year. $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

VMFA Book Club Dr. Sylvia Yount presents "The Gothic in American Art," a discussion on the Gothic movement in American art in conjunction with the club's book selection for March, "The Poe Shadow: A Novel," by Matthew Pearl. The lecture is at 6 p.m. in the Pauley Center. $8. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

FRIDAY 20

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Grade 5 Awards Ceremony and Exhibition The Virginia Historical Society welcomes the Richmond chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts as it recognizes the best of Richmond design with an evening of hors d'oeuvres and awards at 7 p.m. $15-$50. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Gayton Kirk Auction and Dinner Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church invites guests for a special fundraising event starting at 6 p.m., benefiting its annual Montreat trip, featuring gifts such as vacations, dinners and sports tickets. $8. 11421 Gayton Road. 741-5254.

Sclerosis Charity The Sheraton Park South hotel invites guests for a special bachelor and bachelorette auction at 7:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $15. 9901 Midlothian Turnpike. 323-1144.

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Black Maria Film and Video Festival The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents this internationally recognized screening of independent works at Virginia Commonwealth University's Grace Street Theater at 8 p.m., featuring numerous short films culled from hundreds of competitive entries. $5. 934 W. Grace St. 340-1405.

galleries

Anderson Gallery "Annual VCU Undergrad Exhibition: Juried Design and Juried Kinetic Imaging." Opening at 5 p.m. and on display through March 29. 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. 828-1522.

Crossroads Art Center "March Show," featuring works by Rob Vander Zee, Sharon Lalik, Susan Bock and the Umbrella Market. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through May 6. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.

Eric Schindler Gallery "Abroad and at Home," featuring oil paintings by David Rohrer. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 14. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

Gay Community Center Gallery "Equality Virginia Art Show," featuring works by various artists. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through April 3. 1407 Sherwood Ave. 353-8890.

Juried Exhibition and Sale Resources for Independent Living hosts its fifth annual sale of art and crafts created by artisans with disabilities from across Virginia from 5-8 p.m., featuring jewelry, paintings, pottery, weavings and woodcarving, continuing March 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4009 Fitzhugh Ave. 353-6503.

Reynolds Gallery "Reduction: New Works," featuring art by James Busby. "Involuntary Action," featuring works by Leah Raintree. "New Work," featuring art by Luis Castro, Teresita Fernandez, Jason Fox, Rosy Keyser, Alyson Shotz and Robert Zandvliet. All opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 25. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.

University of Richmond "Warhol's Photographs and Pictures: Selections from the Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts," featuring more than 50 photos by Andy Warhol. On display through May 15. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

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VCU Flamenco Festival The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music invites students and guests for a series of workshops and concerts through March 22 with guitar masters Paco de Malaga and Marija Temo. For information visit www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.

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"Strings" The Z Mullins Dance Company presents its annual evening-length concert at St. Catherine's McVey Theatre at 8 p.m. $12-$15. 6001 Grove Ave. 513-3976.

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Book Signing Adriana Trigiani discusses and signs her latest work, "Very Valentine," at the Library of Virginia from noon-1 p.m. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Book Signing Author Linda Bergen signs copies of her work, "Not So Innocent" at the Libbie Place Barnes and Noble from 6-8 p.m. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-0781.

Girls Night Out at the Museum The Black History Museum invites the public to attend a special presentation by Rosemary Reed Miller, author of "Threads of Time, The Fabric of History: Profiles of African American Dressmakers and Designers, 1850 to the Present," from 6-8:30 p.m. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

Traditional Photography Techniques VMFA Studio School instructors Bob Greene and Peter Giebel demonstrate wet-darkroom methods and discuss works on view in the studio school exhibition, "Photography: Traditional and Alternative Processes." The 45-minute talk begins at noon in the studio school and is open to the public. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

SATURDAY 21

events

Church Hill Irish Festival Held near St. Patrick's Church on North 25th Street, enjoy a day of traditional Irish music, dancing, food, and family-friendly activities from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., continuing March 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $2 donations. 356-1093.

Christ and Grace Spring Bazaar Christ and Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg invites guests for its inaugural bazaar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring numerous artists, crafters and vendors. 1545 S. Sycamore St. 733-7202.

Colonial Crafts and Games Henricus Historical Park welcomes guests for a day of 17th-century activities from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., including demonstrations of knitting, blacksmithing and carpentry, as well as period games such as hoops, quoits and feather darts. $5-$7. 251 Henricus Park Road. 748-1613.

Eggstravaganza Easter Seals Virginia and Dominion hosts a benefit auction and black-tie Easter egg hunt at LaDifference at 7 p.m., featuring food, music, and prizes. $125. 125 S. 14th St. 287-1007.

I Know Richmond Bus Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center provides a moving overview of Richmond's unique history for residents and tourists alike from 1-4 p.m. $20-$23. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711, ext. 301.

Wings and Rails The Virginia Aviation Museum hosts its annual model railroad exhibition featuring scale layouts, Lego-sized Richmond sights, and hands-on workshops and activities from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., continuing through March 22. $6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

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"Music Down in My Soul" Richmond's One Voice Chorus ensemble performs a selection of spiritually inspired classical compositions at 7 p.m. at Cedar Street Baptist Church of God. $10 donations. 2301 Cedar St. 231-0324.

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Artist in the Afternoon The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts welcomes photographer Hullihen Williams Moore as he discusses his work on view in the Pauley Center exhibition at 2 p.m., followed by a book signing. $8. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Book Signing Author Craig Spector signs copies of his work, "Underground," at the Libbie Place Barnes and Noble from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-0781.

Richmond Forum: Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long The Landmark Theater welcomes the football Hall of Famers beginning at 8 p.m. as they share and discuss personal stories from their careers and comment on issues facing football in the 21st century. $27-$55. 6 N. Laurel St. 330-3993.

SUNDAY 22

events

Cellar Door Reunion and Fundraiser Nations welcomes those familiar with the old Cellar Door music venue to relive the glory days of the 1980s with a special '80s fashion dance party starting at 7 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Central Virginia Foodbank. $8-$10 with nonperishable food items. 2729 W. Broad St. 257-9891.

Landing a Job in a Tough Economy The University of Richmond's Career Development Center hosts a special program to assist people who need to find a job in today's ongoing recession at 6 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center's Robins Pavilion. Free. 28 Westhampton Way. To reserve a seat call, 289-8547.

Valley of Unrest The River City Roller Girls' Poe's Punishers all-star team faces off against the Carolina Bootleggers from Raleigh, N.C., at 6:30 p.m. at Skateland, with raffle proceeds benefiting Books on Wheels, a local book and bike charity. $10-$12. 5512 Hull St. 233-7215.

galleries

Art Works Demo Sunday Art Works Gallery hosts a day of free workshops, with classes on metal work, acrylic paint techniques, glass bead making, monotypes, hot wax and oil painting from 12:30-5 p.m. For information visit www.artwokrsrichmond.com/demosunday.htm. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

MONDAY 23

stage

"Four of Us" Firehouse Theatre Project stages a two-night performance of this drama by Itamar Moses about two writers that struggle the boundaries of loyalty, integrity and success when one find himself vaulted to the forefront of literary stardom. Production starts at 8 p.m., with a repeat showing on March 23. $10. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

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Lecture Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret discusses his life and work as an artist living in Tel Aviv at the University of Richmond starting at 7 p.m. in Weinstein Hall. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8000.

TUESDAY 24

music

Organ Concert River Road Church, Baptist, welcomes French organist Daniel Roth for a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131.

VCU Jazz Orchestra II This student ensemble performs a number of tunes starting at 8 p.m. at the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

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Book Lecture Writing couple Lenore Hart and David Poyer discuss their latest respective novels, "Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher," a retelling of the Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn tales from Becky's point of view, and "The Weapon," an action-adventure novel in the Persian Gulf starting at noon in the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

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