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.
Matrixx Room College Dance Night, weekly, 9 p.m. 225-8686.
Nanci Raygun VA Battle of the Hip-Hop Titans Round 5 featuring Varcity, DJ Special K, Freeze, Beatnix, Var Venom, Illatungs, H.I.T.M. Records, Mike Sick, Elevation Clic, Spit Styles, Rell, Bloody Reign, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $6. 353-4263.
Fashion First Carytown merchants host a fashion event, 6-8 p.m. 358-0884.
Women and Aggression Lecture Rachel Simmons gives a talk on "Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Women" at Randolph-Macon College's Blackwell Auditorium at 4 p.m. 205 Henry St. 752-7200.
Women's History Month Talk Debran Rowland, author of "The Boundaries of Her Body: The Troubling History of Women's Rights in America," gives a talk at VCU's Student Commons at 7 p.m. 907 Floyd Ave. 353-1228.
Trumpet Recital VCU hosts a Trumpet Studio Recital at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Firehouse Theatre The Firehouse Theater Project presents Israel Horovitz's "Compromise" at 8 p.m. Through March 25. Tickets are $20. 1609 W. Broad St. Call 355-2001 or www.firehousetheater.org.
Grace Street Theater VCU Dance presents the "Traffic@The Grace: Dancing in the Now," including new choreography from Robert Battle and Gerri Houlihan, at 8 p.m. Through March 4. Tickets are $5-$15. 934 W. Grace St. 828-6776.
Gallery 5800 An exhibition of Greg Osterhaus' oil paintings opens with a reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Through April 4. 6800 Grove Ave. 285-0774.
1 North Belmont The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 7-10 p.m., free. 358-0050.
Alley Katz Webb Wilder with the Honky Tonk Experience, 18 and older, 6-10 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.
Azzurro Restaurant Mike Ess, Jon Cannon and Laura Ann Boyd (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 282-1509.
Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.
Baja Bean Company Karaoke, weekly. 257-5445.
Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room B&G Bluegrass Band, 9 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.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Richmond Symphony The symphony presents "King of Instruments," works by Bach, Messiaen, and Saint-Saens, at Second Baptist Church at 8 p.m. and other locations through March 6. Tickets are $5-$60. River Road and Gaskins. Call 788-1212 or visit www.richmondsymphony.com.
Salsa Youth Orchestra The Salsa Youth Orchestra and Tropikiimba perform at the Richmond Public Library, 7-9 p.m. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256.
Blackwell Auditorium Hypnotist Dale K performs at Randolph-Macon College at 8 p.m. Free. 205 Henry St. 752-7316.
Bon Air Baptist Church Reflections Repertory Company presents a dinner theater performance of one-act plays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. 2531 Buford Road. 237-7893.
Landmark Theater Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" pounds the floor at 8 p.m. Through March 5. Tickets are $35-$55. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 646-4213 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
First Fridays The monthly art walk on Broad Street kicks off its fifth season of gallery opening receptions with street performers and vendors, 7-10 p.m. For a listing of gallery openings, check the Galleries box. Call 344-1508 or visit www.firstfridaysrichmond.com.
Alley Katz Strike Anywhere, With Honor, A Global Threat, Government Warning, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $8. Sparky's Flaw, In the Red, 18 and older, 1 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea Adrienne Young and Little Sadie (Americana), 8 p.m., $15. 798-1702.
Babe's of Carytown Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), Charlotte Wincott, 8 p.m., $5. 355-9330.
Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. This week, Little Rock. 262-9652.
Bella Arte Just Desserts, free. 515-9099.
Bogart's Back Room Roger Carroll (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Arts Celebration The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents an "Arts Celebration" featuring the Floating Folk Festival, Barefoot Puppet Theatre, ComedySportz, the Latin Ballet of Virginia and others, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through March 5. Free. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Stardust Ball The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation presents a fund-raising gala with dinner and music by Casper, 6 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. Tickets are $150. 100 S. 12th St. 254-8014.
Sejong Soloists in Concert The International Sejong Soloists perform with pianist Joseph Kalichstein at VCU's Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show runs through May 13. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6213.
Children's Museum of Richmond Children's book author Mara Rockliff and illustrator Salima Alikhan read from their book "Pieces of Another World" at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-2667.
Alley Katz Trust in the Fall, Billionaire Boys Club, Conshafter, The Upwelling, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $7-$8. RPG, The Brought Low, Shame Club, Throttlerod CD release show, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.
Ashland Coffee and Tea The Grandsons (roots), 8 p.m., $6. 798-1702.
Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon (roots), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.
Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
Benefit Concert VCU presents a Scholarship Benefit Concert for the VCU Music Scholarship Fund at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 3 p.m. Donations appreciated. 823 Park Ave. 828-1166.
Kicked Back Classics The Richmond Symphony performs Kicked Back Classics, works by Mendelssohn, Donizetti, Mozart and others, at the Science Museum of Virginia at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5-$15. 2500 W. Broad St. 788-1212.
Art6 Gallery Photographer Kathleen McLaughlin gives a gallery talk on Eastern Europe at 2 p.m. Through March 26. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.
Alley Katz VA Battle of the Hip-Hop Titans featuring B-Dot, Divine Sonz, Back Main, Dedikated Boyz, Oxen Johnson, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. 643-2816.
Babe's of Carytown Sunday Karaoke, weekly, 3-7 p.m., free. 355-9330.
Bottom's 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.
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.
Canal Club 106.5 the Beat and Capital City Entertainment present VIP Sundays, weekly, 8 p.m. 643-2582.
Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. The CodeTalkers with Col. Bruce Hampton (psychedelic blues), 9 p.m., $15-$20. 353-7445.
Commercial Taphouse Ben Jordan (folk), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.
Funny Bone Janet Williams, 7 p.m., $10. 521-8900.
Fusion Jam with Mike Hawkins, weekly, 4-7 p.m. 249-2338.
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