Boulevard Deli Find a band or that missing player at reggae and jam-band matchmaking night presented by the One reggae fusion group, 7 p.m. 5218 W. Broad St. 282-9333.
18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.
Alley Katz Doug Clark and The Hot Nuts, 9 p.m., $10.
Bogart's Backroom One Love, 10 p.m., $5.
Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.
Boulevard Deli One, Reggae Mun Band, 7 p.m.
Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.
Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett and the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.
Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.
Chopstix Wax Museum hip-hop showcase with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2. (canceled this week).
Comedy Alley Kids with Lawnmowers, an experimental improvisational group, weekly, $3.
Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.
The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.
Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.
Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJ Fernando, weekly, 9 p.m.
Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free.
The NorVa "Don't Try This at Home," featuring Jackass cast members Steve O and friends, 8 p.m., $22.50.
Out Of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.
Poe's Pub E.L.K. (acoustic), 9 p.m., $4.
Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.
Rock Falls Tavern Nick's karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.
Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.
Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.
Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.
Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.
Zin's Fred Ostrow and Carol Covell (jazz), weekly, 8 p.m.
Capital City Kwanzaa Festival Presented by the Elegba Folklore Society, the festival celebrates the seven-day holiday that focuses on learning family and community values, also Dec. 28. at the Arthur Ash Center. 3001 N. Boulevard. Tickets $3-$5. 644-3900.
Holiday Fashion Show The Independent Models Modeling Agency presents this black-tie affair to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 9 p.m. at Mindy's. 17 W. Main St. 216-8652.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "TOYS" Theatre, an internationally renowned Russian troupe, offers its unique, interactive performance using mime and comedy enhanced by rhythms, 7 p.m. Repeat performance Dec. 28. Adults $20, children $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
Alley Katz Lake Trout, 9p.m., $10.
Andy's (Ashland) Cat Daddy.
Ashland Coffee & Tea Dixie Power Trio, 8 p.m., $5.
Awful Arthur's (West End) The Jangling Reinharts, weekly, 9 p.m., free.
Bogart's Backroom Sam Wilson, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Boulevard Deli Big City, JJ, 7 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.
The Canal Club Low Dough Concert Series with Fighting Gravity, 8 p.m.
Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.
Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.
Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc, weekly, $3.
Rock Falls Tavern DJ Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard spins your favorite beach and funk music, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m.
Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m., free.
Sin é The Jeff Greer Band, 9 p.m.
The Tobacco Company Jimmy O Band, 9 p.m., free.
Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.
The Carpenter Center Combining rapid-fire humor about relationships and family life, complete with cartwheels, handstands and flips, Arnez J, BET's newest "Comic View" host, performs at 8 p.m. $24-$34. 262-8100.
Ashland Coffee & Tea The Grandsons, 8 p.m., $5.
Baja Bean Company (Mechanicsville) The McGuffin (rock), 9 p.m., free.
Bogart's Backroom Doug Bethel, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Boulevard Deli Jackass Flats, 8 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.
The Canal Club 2002 Good Humor Band holiday reunion ball, The Bopcats, 8 p.m., $12.
The NorVa Pat McGee Band, Virginia Coalition, The Clarks, 8:30 p.m., $12.50.
Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.
Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie, weekly, free.
Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.
Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.
Happy New Year's!
Annabel Lee Riverboat Take a cruise on the mighty James River and ring in the New Year. Cruise includes music, dinner buffet, premium bar, champagne toast, continental breakfast, two dance floors and a DJ. $118 per person. Party starts at 8 p.m., cruise at 9 until 1 a.m. 3011 Dock St. 644-5700.
Carbon Leaf New Year's Eve Dress to impress for an evening with Carbon Leaf and Virginia Coalition in the Main Ballroom, with light hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, champagne toast and more at the Sheraton Richmond West, 8:30 p.m. $75 in advance. 6624 W. Broad St. 800-594-TIXX.
Celebrate Richmond Bring in 2003 with a New Year's Eve Gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 9 p.m. Enjoy music, champagne toast and more. 403 N. Third St. (888) 301-4102.
Gay-La-La New Year's Eve Babe's hosts a GAYla party with a DJ, heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop and dancing. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. $20. Reservations. 3166 W. Cary St. 355-9330.
Ha-Ha-Happy New Year Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club presents L.A.'s Lord Carrett, seen on HBO, Comedy Central and others, along with Roger Keiss will be in town for champagne and laughs. Dinner and music included. Choose from three different packages of $65, $80 or $135 per couple. 643-JOKE.
Jazzy Little New Year's The John Marshall Hotel presents the music of Rene Marie at $45 in advance, $60 at the door. $150 per couple includes two beverage tickets, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast. 783-1929.
Lost in Atlantis New Year's Eve 2003 Tiki Bob's gala offers dinner buffet, champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop and breakfast buffet, $15 in advance, $20 at door. Admission to Lost in Atlantis includes Have a Nice Day Cafe's Mafia 2003 party as well. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 110 N. 18th St. 644-9091.
Mafia 2003 New Year's Eve Have a Nice Day Cafe, with dinner buffet, champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop and breakfast buffet. $15 in advance, $20 at door. Admission includes Tiki Bob's New Year's party as well. VIP packages include private tables, champagne, etc. Starts at $75. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 11 S. 18th St. 771-1700.
Main Street Beer Co. New Year's Eve Party, with live music from Bio Ritmo and Havana Sun, 9:30 p.m. $7. Set menu, a five-course meal, champagne and party favors, $75 per person. 1911 W. Main St. 358-9620.
Noon Years Eve Celebrate the New Year with family entertainment at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, noon. Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children ages 3-12 $4, Children 3 and younger free. 353-2633.
Puttin' on the Ritz The Richmond Airport Hilton throws an evening of dining and dancing, with host bar, sleeping room, heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast and party favors. Call for prices, 226-6400.
Show You the Money New Year's Catch 22 throws a party, with cash balloon drop, party favors, buffet dinner, champagne toast, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. $20. $30 per couple. 1718 E. Main St. 343-1560.
The Tobacco Company Enjoy New Year's Eve at the beautiful Tobacco Company. For $20, enjoy party favors, a champagne toast and live entertainment from the Jimmy O Band on the First Floor Atrium. $175 per couple includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, party favors and a champagne toast. 782-9555.
Alley Katz Ravenous Munkz, Saint Diablo, Jah Revelation, Born Unique (all-inclusive), $40.
Bogart's Backroom Skip Barkley (jazz), includes champagne toast and more, 9 p.m. $25 couples in advance.
Boulevard Deli Crucial Elements, Southern Funk Orchestra, 8 p.m.
Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8 p.m., free.
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