Calendar 

Arts and entertainment events in Richmond.

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Wednesday 07



film
Music Mockumentary Screening Hyperlink Café hosts a screening of two fictional rock tour films, "Half-Cocked" and "Radiation," followed by performances by The Ten Commandments, At the Stars and Aircraft. The screening starts at 7 p.m. 814 W. Grace St. 254-1942.

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Black Builders Selden Richardson talks about A.C.O.R.N.'s new book "Built by Blacks: African American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond, VA" at VCU's Cabell Library at noon. Free. 422-2148.

Opera and Public Figures Composer Anthony Davis gives a talk on "From Malcolm X to Patty Hearst: The Politics of Staging Politics on the Contemporary American Stage" at UR's Weinstein Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. 484-1586.

VCU Visiting Writers Series Poet and author Charles Bernstein reads at VCU's Hibbs Building Room 203 at 7 p.m. Free. 828-1331.

music

Guitar Concert VCU Guitar Program students perform the music of Bach at the Singleton Center at 7 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

stage

Fieldens Cabaret Theatre The Richmond Triangle Players present the musical crime drama "Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story" at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees through March 4. Tickets are $16-$20. 2033 W. Broad St. 346-8113.

galleries

Border Chophouse "Heartbreaker," a show of works by 10 artists, opens with a reception, with music by Duchess of York, starting at 8 p.m. Music starts at 10 p.m. Through February. 1501 W. Main St. 355-2907.

museums

Science Museum of Virginia Lunch Break Science, the free weekly lecture series, runs noon-1 p.m. This week, Craig Evans and members of The Taters present "The Sound and Science of Tater Music." 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

night life

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

Bogart's Back Room Richmond Afrobeat Movement, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m. 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 (jazz menouche), 8:30-11 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

Canal Club Outformation, 8 p.m., $8. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café 7 Pound Star (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

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.

Cozy Corner Paul Childress, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 233-3841.

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

Emilio's Ominotago (acoustic duo), 10 p.m. 359-1224.

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

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

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.

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

Positive Vibe Café Buzz Carlton (blues), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

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

Talons Sports and Spirits Chicago Cy Band, 8 p.m., free. 744-9541.

Tobacco Company Rhythmasters, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Velocity Lounge "Latin Night," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, dance lessons at 8:30 p.m., music at 9:30 p.m., $5. 330-0007.

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events

Chocoholic! CHIP of Greater Richmond hosts a chocolate and champagne fundraiser with First Lady of Virginia Anne Holton, 6 p.m. at the Troutman Sanders Building. Tickets are $25-$35. 1001 Haxall Point. 233-2850, ext. 118.

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Archaeology Talk Margaret S. Mook gives a talk on "Exploring and Early Greek City: Five Seasons of Excavation at Azoria in Eastern Crete" at the Science Museum of Virginia. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 278-8900.

Go Read Richmond William Henry Lewis, award-winning author of "I Got Somebody in Staunton," the featured Go Read book, reads his work at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Free. 815 E. Grace St. 646-0290.

Storytelling The Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers Theater presents "Fools for Love" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and include a dessert buffet. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

music

Art After Hours The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a winter series with music, art, poetry, food, wine tastings and more Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. through Feb. 22. This week, The Bopcats play the blues and Anna Journey reads. Tickets are $5-$60. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Guitar Concert VCU Guitar Program students perform the music of Bach at the Singleton Center at 7 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

parks

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Conservatory features a Valentine's display through Feb. 17. Admission is $6-$10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

night life

Amigo's Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 262-9652.

Ashland Coffee & Tea John Jorgensen Quintet (gypsy jazz), 8 p.m., $25. 798-1702.

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.

Black Hand Café 804noise presents Super Basic (improvised and avant-garde music), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 382-2597.

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

Bogart's Back Room The Whiskey Rebellion (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.

Café Gutenberg Pangaea Lounge with DJ Carlito (international music), 9-11:30 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Canal Club Local Xposure with Identity, Grinding Stone, Automatic, Bullistic, Cough, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 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 Mozely Rose (Southern rock), 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.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Open-mic night, 8 p.m., free. 732-7425.

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

Funny Bone John Pinette, 7:30 p.m., $22. 521-8900.

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

Hyperlink Café Aircraft, At the Stars, One Friend, 9 p.m., $5. 254-1942.

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.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

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

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

Pour House West End Culdera, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Rocks DJ L-Roy, weekly, 7 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

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.

Stratford Grill Paul Childress, 7-11 p.m., free. 233-3841.

Tobacco Company Sister Sweet (rock), 9 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

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

Friday 09



events

Antiques Show The Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance presents the 2007 Benefit Antiques and Fine Arts Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Through Feb. 11. Admission is $12. Call 740-0290 or visit www.ramalliance.org for more information about a gala and luncheon.

film

International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 3 and 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall 118. This week, "Il Conformista (The Conformist)." 287-6699.

stage

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Henrico Theatre Company presents "The 21st One-Act Showcase" with "The Peggy Predicament," "Team Colors" and "Comfort Food" at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 25. Free. 2800 Mountain Road. 501-5859.

Landmark Theater The Richmond Ballet presents comedy ballet "Don Quixote" at 7 p.m. Through Feb. 11. Tickets are $8-$100. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

galleries

Eric Schindler Gallery "Naked and Still Ugly," paintings by Eric Yevak, opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through March 6. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

Friday for the Arts! Petersburg's monthly gallery openings feature receptions, tours and entertainment, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 733-2352 or see the Galleries box.

Gallery5 The gallery hosts a fundraiser for the outreach organization Light in Africa, which builds homes in Tanzania, with music by the Asbury Gospel Choir, Rattlemouth, Tereu Tereu and A Roman Holiday, 6 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $8. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Ginger Levit Atelier "G. Thenard: Painter of Provence" opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. and continues Feb. 11, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Through April 6. 419 Dellbrooks Place. 740-1471.

Main Street Art Walk Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in a second-Friday art walk with music and art opening receptions, starting at 7 p.m. Check the Galleries box or call the Artemis Gallery for more information, 254-1755.

Page Bond Gallery "Carrara," photography by William Wylie, opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through March 9. 1625 W. Main St. 359-3633.

museums

University of Richmond Museums Anna Kim gives a gallery talk on "Mapping the Marvelous" for the exhibit "News of the Colonies: Prints, Maps, and Perceptions of the New World," 12:30-1 p.m. at the Harnett Print Study Center. 289-8276.

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Black Panther Elaine Brown, the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, gives a talk at the VCU Student Commons at 6 p.m. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-4554.

night life

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Claire Lynch Band (Americana), 8 p.m., $16. 798-1702.

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

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

Bogart's Back Room Will Rast and Friends (jazz keyboardist), 10 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Breakers (South Side) The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.

Breakers (W. Broad St.) Johnnie and the Lowdowns. 270-1461.

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

Canal Club Conflict of Interest, Strikethrew, 8:30 p.m., $5. 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 Crucial Elements (reggae), 10 p.m., $5. 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.

Emilio's The RJR Duo (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 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 John Pinette, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $22. 521-8900.

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

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

Hollywood Grill Lee Harris and Country Sunshine (honky-tonk), 9 p.m., $3. 819-1988.

Ironhorse Restaurant Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 8-11 p.m., free. 752-6410.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar New Wave 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 Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

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

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.

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

Shenanigans The Taters (roots rock), 8:30 p.m., $6. 864-5010.

Sin é Jubeus, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

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 Fat Daddy, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wabi-Sabi (Petersburg) Neighborliness (jazz), 9 p.m., free. 862-1365.

Wired Café Open-mic night (poetry and music), 5 p.m., free. 340-5560.

Wonderland The Rulers, Cashmere Jungle Lords, 10 p.m., $5. 643-9233.

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events

The FireBall The Firehouse Theatre Project's fundraising party features food, dancing and music by Legacy, 7:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Plaza. Tickets are $75. 951 E. Byrd St. 355-2001.

Miss Greater Richmond Deep Run High School hosts a preliminary to Miss Virginia and Miss America pageants at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$15. 4801 Twin Hickory Road. 762-9278.

With Love From Your Significant Otter Maymont Park's Dooley Noted Society hosts its Valentine's Day celebration with a silent auction, music by The Golden Strings and more, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. 2201 Shields Lake Drive. 358-7166, ext. 310.

music

An Evening of Cross-Cultural Music Cheick Hamala Diabate, master of the traditional Malian instrument the ngoni, gives a concert at the Neighborhood Resource Center with world jazz collective Hotel X at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. 1519 Williamsburg Road. 864-5797.

Classical Concert Concert artist Dmitri Shteinberg, VCU music students and others perform "In Love with Music, a Valentine's Day weekend concert at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. 8 N. Laurel St. Free. 359-5628.

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Book Signing Pat Pennington reads and signs copies of her children's book, "A Baby for Bertha," 3-5 p.m. at Book People. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Cold War Talk Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the U2 pilot shot down by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, talks about "The Cold War and the U2" at the Virginia War Memorial at 11 a.m. free. 621 W. Belvidere St. 786-2060.

Soul Café The Richmond Public Library hosts a poetry open mic, 2-4 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.

stage

James River High School The Jessica Morgan School of Dance presents the Virginia Dance Festival benefiting Richmond's Children's Hospital, featuring 30 dance companies performing ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater and more, at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10. 3700 James River Road. 739-7600.

galleries

The Triple Restaurant The "Insights 4 Art Show," with works by Ben Bemis, Enrique Rodriguez, Mike Creasy, John Worley, Scott Nugent and Charlene Crowder, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. with music by DJ Kobayashi Maru. 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777.

museums

Virginia Historical Society The exhibit "Pocahontas: Her Life & Legend" opens, running through June 24. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Wilton House Museum Preservationist Matthew Webster gives a talk on "Researching, Re-developing, and Implementing Historic Trades into Preservation" at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $2.50-$10. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936.

night life

Alley Katz Black Cash and the Bad Trips (Cash tribute), Sin City (AC/DC tribute), 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $7-$8. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Larry Keel & Natural Bridge (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $10-$15. 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.

Bogart's Back Room Bungalo 6 (funk), 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 & Macy, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Café Diem The Atkinsons, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. King Solomon's Marbles (Grateful Dead covers), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

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

ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League (interactive improv), weekly, 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), 7:30 p.m., weekly, $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 Black Rose, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 754-1448.

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 John Pinette, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $22. 521-8900.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

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

Poe's Pub Buttercup (classic country), The Dregs, 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

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

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.

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

Sin é Ray Pittman Project, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Sycamore Rouge Valentine's Day concert with Stephanie Nakasian, 8 p.m., $10-$12. 957-5707.

Tobacco Company Fat Daddy, 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.

Sunday 11



film

International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall 118. This week, "Il Conformista (The Conformist)." 287-6699.

events

Sex Workers' Art Show The touring show of burlesque, music and performance art by strippers, film stars, writers and others, comes to the VCU Student Commons, Commons Theater, at 8:30 p.m. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-4554.

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Music Book Signing Plan 9 Music hosts an afternoon of beach music and a book signing for Greg Haynes' book "The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music" with music by Ron Moody, Ed King, Jim Ring and others, 1-4 p.m. 2614 W. Cary St. 353-9996.

Organ Concert Trumpetist Michael Davison, vocalist Deborah D. Lynch and organist Patrick Carlin perform "Music for Weddings and Other Festive Occasions" at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 2 p.m. Free. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.

Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series VCU's a cappella ensemble, the Madrigalists, performs at Bon Air Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Admission by donation. 9201 Huguenot Road. 272-7514.

music

Cherryholmes Family Band The pop band plays the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$32. 289-8980.

night life

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.

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 Step Out Sundays, weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

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

Commercial Taphouse The Two-Timers (alt-twang), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

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

Funny Bone John Pinette, 7 p.m., $22. 521-8900.

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

Hyperlink Café Lusa Moruza, all ages, 7 p.m., $3. 254-1942.

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

Legend Brewing Company 13th Anniversary Party with Tom Lenahan, The Cashmere Jungle Lords, The Pipes of Argyle, Rylo, 6 p.m., $15. 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.

Positive Vibe Café Tripp 'n' Jenny (bluegrass), 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

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

Shenanigans The Nighthawks, 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.

Monday 12



music

Jazz Concert The David Esleck Trio plays the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

night life

Bogart's Back Room Southside Future Squad (experimental jazz), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 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.

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.

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Book Signing Entrepreneur Libby Brown talks about her life and autobiography "Making Waves" at the Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Coffee and Conversations Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn presents a series that gets behind the scenes of the performances. This week, Judge Roger L. Gregory and the actors talk about faith issues in "Brooklyn Boy," 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. Call 282-2620 or visit www.barksdalerichmond.org.

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Virginia Center for Architecture The "Preserving Richmond Architecture" lecture series continues with Audrey Tepper discussing "A New Life: Renovating and Building in Established Neighborhoods," beginning with a reception and running 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$85. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.

night life

Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 262-9652.

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

Bogart's Back Room Mike Gales and The Warriorz (funk), 10 p.m., $3. 353-9280.

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

Cabo's Corner Bistro Performing Songwriters Night with Marna & Macy, Kyle Davis, Pam Edwards, Dave Pollard and The Taters, 7-9 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Richmond Jazz Society presents Doors Wide Open (contemporary jazz), 7 p.m., $5-$8. 643-1972.

Cary Street Café Aquabatics (hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 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 through February, dance lessons 8:30-9:30, music at 10 p.m. 359-1224.

Empire Hex Machine, Teeth of the Hydra, Tigershark, 8 p.m., $10. 344-3323.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

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.

Poe's Pub Blues jam with Little Willie and the Hot Dogs, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.

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

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.

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 Chris Lucas & John Fetherston, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 8 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. S

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