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Wednesday23



night life

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

Beach music, Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Displaced, Envy Insane, Dreaming of Edan, Alley Katz, 6 p.m., $10. 643-2816.

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

The Katz Band (jazz/Motown), Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 254-4904.

Jazz on Broad, The Camel, 7-10 p.m., weekly, $6. 353-4901.

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

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

Scott Haskins & Gordon Jones (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

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

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

South Side Funk Band (jam band), Emilio's, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Thor Eros (acoustic guitar), Chiocca's, 7 p.m., free. 355-3228.

Tim Turner & K-Straw Group (jazz), Bogart's, 9:30 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Tommy Witten Trio featuring Emme St. James, Bottega Bistro, weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 379-9899.

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

WTF Wednesdays (punk DJ), Empire, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.



Thursday24



music

Generation Dream 2008 A program commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with music, dance and spoken-word performances at the VCU Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 232-1002.

museums

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Blues Flash (blues) and Tarifa Faizullah (poetry) perform at Art After Hours at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 340-1545.

Virginia Historical Society The Banner Lecture Series continues with Dean King speaking about "Skeletons in the Zahara," at noon. Tickets are $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

night life

At the Stars with Mike O'Connor & Jason Cagle, Highwater Café, 10 p.m., free. 648-8623.

Bobcat Goldthwait (comedy), Funny Bone, 7:30 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Captain Slicktalk (acoustic), Curbside Café, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-7008.

Carol Covell-Skip Gates Duo, Barrel Thief Wine Café, 7 p.m., free. 364-0144.

Chez Roué (swing), Café Diem, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Daily Specials, Bleu Bistro, 10 p.m., free. 750-1120.

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

DJ Meaty, Easy Street Café, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

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

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

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Foxy Shazam, Karate High School and Peachcake, The Camel, 6 p.m., $10. 353-4901.

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

Laidback (jam band), Cary Street Café, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Live band, J&D's Café, weekly, 7:30-10 p.m., free. 266-2331.

Live music, Bottom's Up (Glen Allen), weekly, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. 249-2000.

Live music, Escabar Restaurant, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean, Jereme Rometti and Adam Ely, Europa, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Mutinous Riot, The Chuck Disse Project, Stand Clear, Renegade Sally, Alley Katz, 6 p.m., $8-$10. 643-2816.

Pat O'Brien (rock), Sharky's, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

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

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

Richmond Afrobeat Movement, Emilio's, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Richmond Comedy House, Paradise Lounge, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5. 519-0844.555

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

The Rhythmasters, Tobacco Company, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Thor Eros (acoustic guitar), Chiocca's, weekly, 7 p.m., free. 355-3228.

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

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

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

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

Ween, Toad's Place, 9 p.m., $25-$30. 648-TOAD.

Will Kimbrough and Amy Loftus, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $15-$20. 798-1702.

World Night at Bank, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-3070.

Friday 25



events

Back Door at The Byrd Stand-up comedy from Jake & Larry, Nick Cantone and Bam Bam at 8 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre. Tickets are $20. 651-6406.

LiVE Art Show Silent auction of artwork, live music and poetry at Plant Zero at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $2. 0 East 4th St. (703) 304-7203.

music

The Stop the Violence Tour Lil' Wayne and Cassidy perform at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. Tickets are $45. 646-4213.

Concert Kimya Dawson performs a brief acoustic set at Plan 9 in Carytown at 7 p.m. Free.

VCU Guitar Series Ana Vidovic performs at 8 p.m. at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

stage

Grace Street Theatre "Retrospective Exhibitionist/Difficult Bodies," performed by Miguel Gutierrez & The Powerful People and presented by VCU's Department of dance at 8 p.m. Performance repeats Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5-$20. 828-2020.

Empire Theatre "Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter," a musical about the daughter of the fabled character who saves a kingdom, presented by Theatre IV at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Through Feb. 10. Tickets are $12-$16. 344-8040.

galleries

Art Works "Cosmos of Colours" by Christiane Middendorf and "The Spirit of New Orleans" by Meredith Snyder. Reception at 7 p.m. with music by David Jaronski and the Orderlies. Through Feb. 17. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

Artspace "Admist the Strangeness and Charm: Selected Works 2001-2007" by William Waggoner and "Strange Passages" by Belinda Haikes, Davis and Frable Galleries. Reception at 7 p.m. Through Feb. 17. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "Photographs by Victoria Dye: Floral Images," in Ginter Gallery 2. Through March 16. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887, ext. 322.

Solvent Space "SpongeSpace," by Hope Ginsburg, Reception at 6 p.m. Through Feb. 23. 0 E. Fourth St. 869-6051.

night life

3Borne, Capital Ale House, 5 p.m., free. 780-ALES.

Andy, Cindy and Thensome (traditional Irish), Rare Olde Times, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Antero, Bleu Bistro, 10 p.m., free. 750-1120.

The Atkinsons, Poe's Pub, 9:30 p.m., $6. 648-2120.

Badfish, Toad's Place, 8 p.m., $15-$18. 648-TOAD.

Bobcat Goldthwait (comedy), Funny Bone, 7:30 and 10 p.m, $20. 521-8900.

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

The Cat Daddy Band, Tobacco Company, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

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

DJ Tree, Club Richbrau, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Doc Branch & The Keynotes, Emilio's, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Drag King Show, Babe's of Carytown, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

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

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

Jan Vaughn, Chester Bistro, 8 p.m., $5. 425-6956.

Kevin Devine, The Jealous Girlfriends, David Shultz, Now Sleepyhead, The Camel, 7 p.m., $10. 353-4901.

King Solomon's Marbles (Grateful Dead covers), Cary Street Café, 10 p.m., $8. 353-7445.

Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew, Pour House, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Live music, Escabar Restaurant, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Live music, Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side), weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5. 744-8686.

Live music, Sandy's Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Loose Gravel (classic rock), Sportsman's Restaurant, 8 p.m., free. 236-1911.

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

Omnitago, Pasta Luna, 8 p.m., free. 762-9029.

Pennyshaker (soul/rock), Bogart's, 9:30 p.m., $5-$7. 353-9280.

Phatback Blues, Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 9 p.m. 732-7425.

Phoenix the Psychic Hypnotist, Sycamore Rouge, 8 and 10 p.m., $15. 957-5707.

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

The Reflex Indie Dance Night, Toad's Place, 10 p.m., $3-$5. 648-TOAD.

Richard Shindell, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $15-$20. 798-1702.

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

Sax & Rax w/Redman (jazz), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), weekly, 6-8 p.m. 732-7425.

Stone Lucy (rock), Easy Street Restaurant, 10 p.m., free. 355-1198.

A Suffocating Signal, Ready the Way and Maraschino Alley Katz, 5 p.m., $7. 643-2816.

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

Trumpet Jam with David, Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 7 p.m. 732-7425.

Virginia Coalition, Capital Ale House, 10 p.m., $15. 780-ALES.

Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), Grandpa Eddie's BBQ, 8:30 p.m., free. 648-2120.

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

Saturday 26



events

Oh, What a Night! Souler Coaster performs at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. 5403 Monument Ave. 285-6500.

stage

James River High School The Jessica Morgan School of Dance presents the Virginia Dance Festival benefiting Richmond's Children's Hospital, featuring various 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.

music

Folk Concert Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton perform at 8 p.m. at Congregation Or-Ami. Tickets are $10-$12. 9400 Huguenot Road. 647-7856.

night life

2 Guys Named Gus, Bleu Bistro, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

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

Antero (reggae), Emilo's, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace, Toad's Place, 5 p.m., $15-$18. 648-TOAD.

Bobcat Goldthwait (comedy), Funny Bone, 7:30 and 10 p.m, $20. 521-8900.

Boss Kean's Ditch, Halflit Halo, Separation and Transylvania Stud, Canal Club, 8:30 p.m., $6. 643-2582.

Buckwheat Zydeco, Capital Ale House, 10 p.m., $20. 780-ALES.

The Cat Daddy Band, Tobacco Company, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Carol Covell Trio, Susan Greenbaum, Goodfellas, Cashmere Jungle Lords, Blue Line Highway, Gary Gerloff Band and Janet Martin, Positive Vibe Café, 2-10 p.m., $5. 560-9622.

Chicago Cy, Sycamore Rouge (Petersburg), 8 p.m., $15. 957-5707.

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

Dale Traylor Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 7 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Drag King Show (male impersonators), Babe's of Carytown, weekly, 9 p.m. 355-9330.

DJ Burnie, Lucky Buddha, 10 p.m., free. 249-8831.

DJ Hurley, Zuppa, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

DJ Meaty, Bandito's, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 354-9999.

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

DJ Tree, Club Richbrau, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Hamburger James (rock), Easy Street Restaurant, 10 p.m., free. 355-1198.

The Hauers, Pour House, 9:30 p.m., $3. 364-9083.

The Hotdamns and Old Stone Revue, Wonderland, 10 p.m., 643-9233.

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

John Winn Quartet (jazz), Bogart's, 9:30 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

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

Live music, Crossroads, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 643-2060.

Live music, Daddio's Grille, weekly, 9 p.m., $3-$5. 754-1448.

Live music, Escabar Restaurant, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Loose Gravel (classic rock), Sportsman's Restaurant, 8 p.m., free. 236-1911.

Martha Bassett (country), Poe's Pub, 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pat O'Brien (acoustic rock), Sharky's, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

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

R&B music, Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Reggae night, Caribbean Mingles, weekly, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5-$10. 780-0013.

Rick & Rod (acoustic), Grandpa Eddie's BBQ, 8:30 p.m., 270-RIBS.

Russ Hanchin & Joe Sarver Duo (jazz), Taphouse Grill, weekly, 8 p.m., 644-3018.

Saint Diablo and Ninth Corner, Alley Katz, 10 p.m., $5. 643-2816.

Sonrise and Dockside Harmony, Gospel Chicken House, 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

Susan Greenbaum, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $15-$20. 798-1702.

Yarn (folk), Cary Street Café, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Sunday 27



stage

Dancing With The Stars -- The Tour Stars (Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Joey Lawrence) and professional dancers from the popular television show perform at the Richmond Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50.50-$166. 262-8100.

film

For the Bible Tells Me So A documentary about the relationships between parents and their homosexual children shows at 2 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre. Free. 657-0288.

music

Interfaith Choir Concert Choirs from area churches perform in a tribute to the victims of Sept. 11 and the work of Martin Luther King Jr. at 4 p.m. at Congregation Beth Ahabah. 1117 W. Franklin St. 358-6757.

night life

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

Bobcat Goldthwait (comedy), Funny Bone, 7 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Cadaver Dogs, The Doyles, Our New Nation, Alley Katz, 5 p.m., $7. 643-2816.

Chicago Cy, Positive Vibe Café, 11:30 a.m., free. 560-9622.

Divine Profitz, Elevation, Swordplay, Illdialects, MC Homeless, PT Burnem, Paulie Think, Nara Sushi, $5. 10 p.m. 353-1315.

Dixie Power Trio, Capital Ale House, $5. 5 p.m. 780-ALES.

The Doctors of Jazz, Bleu Bistro, noon, free. 750-1120.

Glows in the Dark, Commercial Taphouse, 9:30 p.m., free. 359-6544.

The Great White Jenkins, The OK Bird and Cold Toastra, Café Gutenburg, 8 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Hellyeah with Machine Head, Toad's Place, 7 p.m., $25-$28. 648-TOAD.

Live beach music, Wild Rose Café (Chester), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 768-9090.

New wave and metal music, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, The Triple Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 359-7777.

Roger Carrol Band (jazz), Emilio's, 8 p.m., free. 359-1224.

Sax & Stax with Redman (jazz), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free. 732-7425.

S.I.N. with free pool, Richbrau Brewing Company, weekly, 4 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Step Out Sundays (dancehall reggae), Canal Club, weekly, 9 p.m., $15 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Solid Gold Soul, Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 798-4231.

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

Monday 28



word

Slam Richmond Slam Charlotte performs at 8 p.m. at ArtSpace Gallery. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

night life

Beach music with Steve Leonard, Caddy's, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 794-3007.

The Chemists (jazz), Café Diem, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Guitar Hero with Alan, Richbrau Brewing Company, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Ominotago, Cary Street Café, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Psy Corpse, Among the Chaos, Buried Among Us and Wake of Ruin, Alley Katz, 4 p.m., $8. 643-2816.

Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, Triple Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 359-7777.

Tuesday 29



music

Up Close and Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour Chris Brown & Bow Wow with Soulja Boy perform at the Richmond Coliseum at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.75-$99.75. 262-8100.

stage

Landmark Theater "Mamma Mia," a musical featuring the music of Abba, at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 3. Tickets are $25-$50. 900 E. Broad St. 646-4213.

night life

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

Chris Grigg, Tobacco Company, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

DJ Ghozt, Baja Bean Company, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 257-5445.

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

Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize (jazz), Emilio's, 8 p.m., 359-1224.

John Conley Trio, Davis and Main, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

Pat O'Brien (acoustic), Easy Street Café, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Rollin' and Tumblin' (Americana), Rare Olde Times, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Saosin, Armor for Sleep, The Bled and Meriwether, Canal Club 6 p.m., $15-$18. 643-2582.

Sideshow Addiction (jam band), Cary Street Café, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Top Talent Thursday, (comedy) Funny Bone, 7:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

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

Tummy Tuesday, Positive Vibe Café, 7 p.m., free. 560-9622.





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