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TUESDAY 21

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Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance The Congregation Brith Achim in Petersburg invites residents of all faiths to honor and remember this historic tragedy at 7 p.m., featuring speaker Jay Ipson, co-founder and executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum, as well as a performance of several Yiddish songs by pupils from Colonial Heights Middle School. 314 S. Boulevard in Colonial Heights. 732-3968.

Green Living Tour Modern Richmond Exchange hosts a special tour and architect's talk at the home of Paul and Amber Hill from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss its modernist-green renovation. 4517 Arrowhead Road. For details call 475-6775 or visit www.modernrichmondtour.com.

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Art Lecture The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents its annual Paul Mellon Lecture with Dr. Richard Robson Brettell to speak on the landscape artist Alfred Sisley in, "Revisiting Sisley, The English Impressionist," starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Historical Society. Free. 428 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Book Discussion Author Cliff Edwards discusses his latest work, "Mystery of the Night CafAc: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh," at Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Writer's Forum The Richmond chapter of the Virginia Writers Club welcomes Virginia author Sarah Collins Honenberger for a special presentation entitled, "Writing Fiction for Food," starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Westover Hills Library. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-8833.

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CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.

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

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315: World/Inferno Friendship Society, 8 p.m., $8.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Gentleman Auction House, Boomsnake, Louisiana Territory, 10 p.m., $5.

WEDNESDAY 22

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Growers' Market The 17th Street Farmers' Market hosts two days of fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers and crafts, continuing 3-7 p.m. every Wednesday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 3. Free parking. For information call 646-0477 or visit www.17thstreetfarmersmarket.com.

Wine Class Private Stock Cigar and Wine Company holds two days for guests to explore and sample the red wines of France, Italy and Spain at 7 p.m. $10. 10124 Brook Road. Call 285-3760 for reservations.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Government Mule, Wasted Time, Hjertestop, No Excuse, Dryspell, 7-11 p.m., $8.

Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road, 750-1120: Rattlesnake Shake, 7-10 p.m., free.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Larry Kell and Natural Bridge, 10 p.m., $12.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: LarJar Band, 10 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: John Henton, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Blue Bossa, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Gallery5 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005: Liza Kate with Josh Small (Brainworms), Curtis Patton (David Shultz and the Skyline), and Mashall Coston (the Awesome Few), 8 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: O.A.R., Parachute, 7 p.m., $30-$35.

Sharky's 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m., free.

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

THURSDAY 23

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History Symposium Virginia Commonwealth University's History Department holds its annual scholars' gathering from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the University Student Commons to discuss the topic of social relations and slavery in the Atlantic world. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-9675.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Konatatto, Parasytic, Aghast, SSR, Critical Issue, Lotus Fucker, Nervous System, 7-11 p.m., $8.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Chez Roue, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Glows in the Dark, 8-10 p.m., $5. Longjawns, 10 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Mozely Rose, 9 p.m., $8-$10.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7-10 p.m., $5.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Tele-Phonic, 7-9 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: John Henton, 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

Halligan's Bar and Grill 3 N. 17th St., 447-7981: Kris Scott, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Maine, Family Force 5, 3OH!3, Hit the Lights, A Rocket to the Moon, 6 p.m., $15-$17.

Sharky's 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: Pat O'Brien, 9p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Picayune, Alligator, 10 p.m., $5.

FRIDAY 24

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African Violet Show and Sale Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes visitors for an interesting display of these unusual flowers from 1-5 p.m., continuing on April 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 26 from noon-5 p.m. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Engineering Expo 2009 Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering presents its annual public event and reception from 2-5 p.m. Teams of engineering students will share their innovative research and design prototypes with the community. Free. 401 W. Main St. 828-0067.

Ravencon 2009 The Crown Plaza West Hotel hosts this convention of science fiction, fantasy and horror literature through April 26, featuring contests, guest panelists and collectables. $15-$40. 6531 W. Broad St. For information visit www.ravencon.com.

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"The Birds" at the Byrd The Byrd Theatre hosts a benefit screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Free popcorn. $10. 2908 Cary St. 852-8832.

Blackhole Theater Presents ADA gallery hosts a night of short films by Ben Rinehardt and other directors at 8 p.m. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100. 828-2787.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Fine Arts Gallery "I Love It Against My Better Judgment," featuring multimedia exhibits by 2009 graduates. Opening at 5 p.m. and on display through April 26. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-2787.

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"Tapestry" Hanover Tavern welcomes musical artist Susan Greenbaum for a special benefit concert, performing the entirety of Carole King's classic album at 6:30 p.m., including wine and hors d'oeuvres. $50. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 537-5050.

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"The Heart's True Scale" The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove welcomes Denise Bennett at 7:30 p.m. for an original fairytale for adults, combining traditional storytelling and theater with a musical harp. $12. $4825 Pouncey Tract Road. 360-2687.

Dance Works The Concert Ballet of Virginia presents two performances of its annual Spring Repertory Gala at 8 p.m. in the Woman's Club auditorium, with an encore show on April 26 at 2:30 p.m. Including such titled works as "Symphonic Variations," "Tea Dance," "Bach to Bach," reservations are required. $15-$18. 211 E. Franklin St. 798-0945.

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Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: Gypsy Roots, 8 p.m., $8.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: the Recliners, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: David Coffey and the Sonance, the Milkstains, Fair Minded Fools, 8 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Pretty Lights, Telepath, 10 p.m., $15-$20.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Kurt Crandall, 5 p.m., free. Sister Sweet, 9 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Modern Groove Syndicate, 10 p.m., $7.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Fri: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Doc and the Keynotes, 10 p.m., free

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: John Henton, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Lee Harris and Country Sunshine, 8:30 p.m., free.

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: the Jangling Reinhardts, 9:30 p.m. free.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Manchester Orchestra, FUN, Audrey Sessions, Winston Audio, 6:30 p.m., $12-$14.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: Brent Small, 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Enon, David Schultz and the Skyline, Snack Truck, 8 p.m.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Miramar, 9 p.m., $5.

Sharky's 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Ray Pittman Project, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Zac and the Jungle Beats, Left Outlet, Mad Happy, 10 p.m.

Wabi Sabi 29 Bollingbrook St. in Petersburg, 862-1365: Chicago Cy Band, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY 25

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ASK Fun Walk and 5K This event raises aid for families of children undergoing cancer treatment. Take part in a fitness run around Short Pump Town Center at 8:30 a.m. by the main green awning, with live music and food following the course. $25. For information and to register visit www.askwalk.org.

The Bard's Birthday Bash Agecroft Hall invites guests to join them in celebrating William Shakespeare's 445th birthday, featuring cake, games, songs and Elizabethan insult-tossing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Binford Bash Binford Middle School celebrates the visual and the performing arts with a day of music, art and theater from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring a community art project, art for sale, a silent auction, festival activities and food. Free. 1701 Floyd Ave. 780-6231.

Byrd Theatre Dance Party The Cary Street theater presents a night of musical performances by Kelli Moss, MoDeBree, Lil Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, Pat Gregory and Hoosier Daddy from 7-11:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Conference Center. $30. Advance tickets at Plan 9. 107 W. Broad St. 353-9996.

Children's Spring Fling Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites guests for a family-friendly outing promoting environmental responsibility from 1-4 p.m., featuring music by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Extraordinary Labors Henricus Historical Park presents a day of colonial re-enactment from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., depicting the various tradesmen, soldiers and laborers establishing the second settlement in Virginia. $5-$7. 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. For information call 748-1613 or visit www.henricus.org.

Gallery5 4 Year Anniversary Party Celebrating more than 1,460 days of existence, Gallery5 hosts a benefit birthday party from 7 p.m.-midnight featuring door raffles, a silent auction and musical performances by Fight the Big Bull, David Shultz and the Skyline, Dean Lee and the Unwelcome Guest, A Roman Holiday, and many others. 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005.

Herbs Galore and More Festival Maymont presents the 25th anniversary of its annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring numerous vendors and workshops to help make your garden as green as possible—in color and conservation. $3. 2201 Shields Lake Drive in Byrd Park. 358-7166. For information visit www.maymont.org.

Passport Fair To assist Americans to obtain passports — starting June 1 one will be required for travel to all foreign countries including Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean — the U.S. Postal Service invites Richmonders for a special application fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ukrop's Supermarket on John Rolfe Parkway. Please provide proof of U.S. citizenship and proof of identity. $85-$100. For information call 212-4114.

Salsa Picante Ipanema Grill presents an evening with the Latin Ballet of Virginia providing dance lessons and entertainment at 9 p.m. $10. 3641 Cox Road. 379-2555.

Youth Peace Summit Intended for young people from 13-19, St. Paul's Baptist Church holds a series of workshops focusing on conflict resolution, understanding Islam, relationship building, vegetarian cooking, racial justice and collaborative art projects from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 700 E. Belt Boulevard. For information and registration call 232-1002 or visit www.rpec.org.

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"Gianni Schicci" and "Suor Angelica" Virginia Commonwealth University's Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra present two beloved Puccini one-act operas at 7:30 p.m. in the Singleton Performing Arts Center with repeat performances on April 26. $8-$15. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker Congregation Or Ami presents a night of old-time blues, work songs, Appalachian ballads and Civil War compositions at 8 p.m. $12-$15. 9400 W. Huguenot Road. 647-7856.

Reunion in Songs Concert The Gospel Baptist Church welcomes the Reunion Choir for a special musical performance at 6 p.m. Free. 2317 Harvie Road. 321-2411.

Dancing with the Storytellers The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen welcomes the Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers Theater as they celebrate 10 years together with a performance of dance and narrative starting at 7:30 p.m.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Cannibal Corpse, the Faceless, Neuraxis, Obscura, 6-11 p.m., $8.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: Susan Greenbaum and Chris Parker, 8 p.m., $8.

Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road, 750-1120: RJ Marshall Band, 8:30 p.m., $5.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Barrelhouse, 9 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Tim Barry, Austin Lucas, Josh Small, the Itchy Hearts, 9 p.m., $10.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Boneanchor, No Dice, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Crucial Elements, 10 p.m., $6.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: King Solomon's Marbles, 10 p.m., $7.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Sat: Tele-Phonic, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: John Henton, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: God Fearin' Snake Handlers, 8:30 p.m., free.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083: Sludge's Y-101 Build a Band, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Gypsy Roots, 9 p.m., $5.

Sharky's 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: Pat O'Brien, 9p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Dirty Truth, the Velvet Marias, 8:30 p.m.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Even Better Than the Real Thing (U2 covers), 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Octane Saints, Side Show Tragedy, 10 p.m.

Tropical Soul CafAc 314 N. Second St. 771-1605: Soulgasm: DJ Sayeed (hip-hop and soul), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.

SUNDAY 26

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Annual Date Auction Benefiting Gay Pride Virginia's Annual Pride Festival and Scholarship Program, Nations holds a night of dream dates and other prizes from 8-10 p.m. $5. 2729 W. Broad St. 257-9891.

Canal Boats and Cobblestones The Valentine Richmond History Center welcomes guests for a special walking tour exploring the architecture and preservation efforts along the James River and the canal from 2-4 p.m.. The tour starts at the James Center Clock Tower at 10th and Cary streets. Free.

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Independent Film Finalists The Byrd Theatre welcomes the Virginia Film Office as it screens the 12 finalists for the second annual Virginia Independent Film Competition and Festival from noon-10 p.m., including entries in documentary, short films and feature length films. $5-$10. 2908 W. Cary St.

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Beethoven Festival Concert The Richmond Chamber Winds Society presents a musical performance celebrating the influential composer at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m. Free. 4103 Monument Ave. 727-9879.

Classical Guitar Concert The Virginia Commonwealth University Guitar Ensemble present a special musical performance at the university's James W. Black Music Center at 4 p.m. featuring works by Bach, Albeniz, Larrabee and Frank Mullen III. Free. 1015 Grove Ave. 828-6776.

Harp Concert St. Matthias' Church presents a special musical and storytelling performance by Denise Bennett at 4 p.m., featuring a flower show from three local garden clubs. 11300 W. Huguenot Road. 272-8588.

River Road Concert Series River Road Church, Baptist, hosts musical performance by the Manhattan Piano Trio at 5 p.m. Free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands, 4-11 p.m., $8-$10.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: All the Stars, Gills and Wings, One Friend, B-Film Extras, 6:30 p.m., $8.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Modo, Jack the Whale, 10 p.m.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: New Earth Objects, 9:30 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: John Henton, 7 p.m., $15.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, Chimaira, 6 p.m., $25-$28.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Cy Taggart, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Sister Sweet, 6:30 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Gull, Daniel Francis Doyle, Aeon Yaheuch, 9 p.m.

MONDAY 27

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The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Dino Supreme, Mele Tele, 8 p.m., $4.

Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202: the God Fearin' Snake Handlers, 10 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: the Spies, Awesome New Republic, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY 28

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Remembering President James Monroe Guests can come to Hollywood Cemetery at 11 a.m. as Fort Lee officials honor the United States' fifth president, James Monroe, with a wreath-laying ceremony. 412 S. Cherry St. For information call 734-7451.

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Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Proclaimed as the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas, this Broadway theater production of acrobatics and music comes to the Landmark Theater for a one-night performance at 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. 6 N. Laurel St. 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

"Studio 4" Richmond Ballet presents a performance of George Balanchine's experimental choreography in "The Four Temperaments" paired with a separate recital of Colin Connor's "Vestiges." Showings continue through May 3. $15-$28. 800-982-2787.

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No Child Left Inside Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden holds a special symposium from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. examining the importance of young children having direct experiences with the outdoors, featuring presentations by Jane Kirkland, author of the award-winning children's nature books, "Take a Walk," and many other speakers. $25. Advance registration is required. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887. For a full list of the day's schedule visit www.lewisginter.org.

nightlife

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Electric Six, Living Things, Hot Lava, 8 p.m., $10-$13.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Gavin Degraw, Endless Hallway, 7 p.m., $21.

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