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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Fri: Detonate, Anguish, Parasytic, Nightfall, Perdition, Absurd System, Oil Tanker, Tierra De Nadie, Hip Cops, 6-11 p.m. $15-$25. Sat: Mega Mingle, Behind Enemy Lines, Direct Control, Nekrofilth, Wasted Time, S.S.R., Nervesskade, Cognitive Dissonance, ATU, Morne, Devour, Infernal Stronghold, Critical Issue, 4-11 p.m., $15-$25. Sun: the Skip Cycle, the Lunar Canvass, shutter, Shouts, Loudest, Ron Meyers, Emergency November, Will Adams and the Jukebox Johnnys, Freddy B Massacre, the Great Debate, T-Double, the Nabokovs, 4-11 p.m., $8-$10. Mon: Black Sheep, 7-11 p.m., $10-$12.

Artist Underground CafAc 1600 Monument Ave., 213-0185. Sat: VeKams, Jonathan Vassar, In Heaven and You, Ten Commandments, 8 p.m., $5.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Fri: Gypsy Roots, 8 p.m., $8. Sat: Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 8 p.m., $10.

Barksdale Theatre 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, 282-2620. Sun: Susan Greenbaum, Chris Parker, Lucy Kilpatrick perform the Carpenters, 6-8 p.m., $10.

Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road., 750-1120. Wed: Barrel House, 7-10 p.m. Fri: Antero (reggae), 9:30 p.m., $5.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m. Sat: Broken Monday, 9 p.m. Sun: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: Lights, Bllend, Conshafter, 8 p.m., $5. Thurs: No Dice, 8 p.m., $5. Fri: Jackass Flats, 8 p.m., $5. Sat: NASA, 10:30 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Fri: BioDiesel, Chronicles of the Landsquid, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Sat: Strange Design (Phish covers), 9 p.m., $10-$12. Sun: Skindred, Core 87, Switched On, Culdera, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Wed: Wiggins and Friends, 6 p.m., $5. Fri: Forest McDonald Band, 5 p.m., free. Half Brother Sid, 9:30 p.m., $5. Sat: Sloth Loves Chunk, 9 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St., 353-7445. Wed: 29th Division (jam band), 10 p.m., $5. Fri: Crucial Elements (reggae), 10 p.m., $5. Sat: the Big Payback (James Brown tribute), 10 p.m., $7. Tues: Co-Pilot (funk), 10 p.m., $5.

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

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Thurs: Tele-Phonic (jazz), 7-9:30 p.m., free. Fri: Jazz Freedom Project, 7-10 p.m., free. Sat: Tele-Phonic, 7-9 p.m., free. Sun: Jazz Freedom Project, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900. Wed-Thurs: Alex Reymundo, 7:30 p.m., $15. Fri-Sat: Alex Reymundo, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15. Sun: Alex Reymundo, 7 p.m., $15. Tues: Clash of the Comics, 7:30 p.m., $10.

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

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fri: the Atkinsons, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Buddy Mayhew, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Fri: Velvet Marias, 9:30 p.m., free. Tues: Pat O'Brien, 7:30 p.m., free.

Legend Brewery 321 W. Seventh St., 232-3446. Sun: Blue Line Highway, 6-9:30 p.m., free.

Longstreet's Deli 302 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 722-4372. Sat: the Lost Satellites with Tina Haney, 9:30 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Wed: David Archuleta, Lesley Roy, 6 p.m., $20-$23. Thurs: Joey and Rory, 7 p.m., $16-$19. Fri: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Cherine Anderson, Courtney John, 7 p.m., $23-$26. Sat: Zoso, 7 p.m., $13.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799. Thurs: Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, 8 p.m., $5. Fri: Red Hot Lave Men, Lee Harris and Country Sunshine, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Haze and the Transients, Johnny Change, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120. Fri: the Dregs, Chris Merkley, 9 p.m., $5.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622. Wed: Blue Line Highway, 9:30 p.m., free.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Halflit Halo, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 Macarthur Ave., 264-5010. Wed: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m. Thurs: Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m. Fri: Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m.

Sideline CafAc 10348 Iron Bridge Road, 748-4786. Sat: the Kind Eye Project, 9:30 p.m., free.

SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: Even Better Than the Real Thing, 9 p.m. Sat: Chicago Cy, 9 p.m.

Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St. 644-3018. Fri: the Steve Carter Connextion, 8 p.m., free. Sat: the Russ Hanchen and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo, 8 p.m., free.

Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Fri: Fatman Scoop and Shanda, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Wed: Hoobastank, 8 p.m., $15-$17.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Jangling Reinhardts, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Three For All, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Wed: Double Think, 10 p.m., $5. Thurs: Jon Senna, Nerd Parade, 10 p.m., $5. Fri: Andy Moore, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Astronomers, the Vermillions, Travis Elliot Band, 10 p.m. $5. Tues: Billy Wallace, Wonky Tonk, 10 p.m.

 

TUESDAY 24

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Linguistic Power and Porch Talk John Tyler Community College holds a discussion of its 2009 Big Read book selection, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," starting at 9:30 p.m. Free. 800 Charter Colony Parkway. 594-1530.

Tuskegee Airmen The Virginia Aviation Museum welcomes retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Grant S. Williams Sr., a Tuskegee Airman, who will discuss life in the first African-American flying unit at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. An additional visit is scheduled Feb. 26. $5-$6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3620.

THURSDAY 26

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "Free and Easy Wandering: Markings on the Way," featuring work by Richard Stodart. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 18. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

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Rabbit Hole The Firehouse Theatre Project presents this 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winner about a family trying to recover from a life-shattering accident. Performances run through March 21, with showtimes 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays. $10-$25. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

Vagina Monologues Union Theological Seminary performs a one-night production of this episodic play of female empowerment written by Eve Ensler starting at 8 p.m. in Watts Chapel. 3401 Brook Road. 355-0671.

VCU Dance Now Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Dance and Choreography presents several days of faculty arrangements starting at 8 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater, featuring the work of Christian Von Howard, James Frazier, Robbie Kinter, Scott Putman, Judith Steel, and guest artist Gerri Houlihan. Performances continue Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. $5-$15. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.

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Art Talk John Ravenal, curator of modern and contemporary art for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts discusses the removal and reinstallation of a Sol LeWitt wall drawing in "Wall Drawing #541: A Masterpiece of Conceptual Art?" beginning at 2 p.m. in the Pauley Center. Free. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Fresh Ink The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, the New Virginia Review, the Library of Virginia and Chop Suey Books launch a new literary series of emerging artists, featuring a poetry reading by Carol Ann Davis and James Hoch at 6 p.m. in the Visual Arts Center. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.

Jepson Forum Christy S. Coleman, president of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, and Linda Powell Pruitt, presents the discussion, "The Promise of the New South: A Community Conversation on Race, Reconciliation and Richmond," starting at 4 p.m. in the University of Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center. 28 Westhampton Way. 287-1945.

Poetry Reading The University of Richmond's English Department welcomes poet Andrew Zawacki to read selections of his latest work, "Petals of Zero Petals of One," starting at 8 p.m. in Weinstein Hall. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8287.

FRIDAY 27

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2009 Adventure Series Henrico's Division of Recreation and Parks invites guests for a special presentation of slides and film starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Henrico County board room, featuring the wildlife photography of game warden Ken Conger. 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. 501-5147.

A Boilin' Good Time The University of Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center holds a special benefit for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation starting at 7 p.m., featuring cocktails and dinner, as well as an informational discussion with respected clinician and researcher N. Carolyn Schanen. $200 per couple, $100 per single. 28 Westhampton Way. 359-4888.

Virginia Wine Expo The Greater Richmond Convention Center holds the largest indoor wine event in the state, featuring 57 regional wineries and more than 325 bottles of wine through March 1. $10-$100. 403 N. Third St., 783-7300.

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Artspace Gallery "The Metamorphosis Project," featuring works by Richard Scott, Charles Philip Brooks, Adam Miller and Jonathan Matthews. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through March 22. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

ArtWorks Gallery "2009 Eggstravaganza Egg Art Exhibit." "Architecture of the Body," featuring works by Rainer Lagemann. "Recent Works," featuring art by Johanna Stoneking. "Once Upon a Time," featuring art by Terry Lynn Smith. "Reflections of Things to Come," featuring works by Bill Harrison. "February All Media Show." All on display through March 21. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

One smART Gallery "Annual Show," featuring work from more than 100 artists across the state. On display through March 7. 1239 Hyde Lane. 399-8406.

Pirate Galleria "Chris Milk and Friends Present," featuring two days of paintings, jewelry and ceramics. Opening at 6 p.m. through Feb. 28 until 5 p.m. 2933 W. Cary St.

Willowbrook Gallery Art Show and Sale The New Community School Parents Association presents its inaugural art show, featuring works from more than 80 local and regional artists. Opening at 5 p.m., the sale will continue through March 1. 4211 Hermitage Road. 264-3276.

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"Mona's Arrangements" The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents this musical comedy about a successful flower shop owner who falls for a gentleman 20 years her junior. Performances continue through April 19. $3-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.

SATURDAY 28

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A Walk on the Slave Trail Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities leads a special tour beginning at Ancarrow's Landing at the east end of Maury Street at 10 a.m. with the manager of the James River Park, Ralph White. Registration is required. 646-8911.

Drive-Thru Book Drive The Friends of the Richmond Public Library invite local residents to clear their shelves of used hardbacks, paperbacks, books on tape, videos, LPs and CDs and bring them to the rear loading dock of the downtown library anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Books not selected for library circulation will be sold at the group's biannual Big Book Sale on April 3, 4, and 6. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

Honors Banquet The League of Women Voters celebrates the life and work of Spottswood W. Robinson III starting at 11 a.m. at the Valentine Richmond History Center, featuring journalist and author Margaret Edds as the luncheon's guest speaker. $10. 1015 E. Clay St. 353-0926.

Nia Now This internationally acclaimed mind-body-spirit fitness and wellness program invites guests for an introductory class from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with teacher Elli Sparks at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Association. 3421 Hawthorne Ave. To register call 475-6775.

Richmond Kids' Expo and Babies Too Event The Richmond International Raceway holds this exposition showcasing products and services for children and expectant mothers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $2-$6. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 496-1000.

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Fox Art Auction William Fox Elementary School holds its annual auction to support outside curriculum programs starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance. 107 W. Broad St. 649-3373.

Save Planet Art 1708 Gallery holds a live and silent auction at 7 p.m., featuring 30 globes, each created by a different artist who has contributed to the facility's 30-year history, with proceeds directly supporting future exhibitions and educational programs. $75-$90. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

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Hollywood Nights The Richmond Symphony, conducted by Arthur Post, performs a variety of scores from familiar works of cinema starting at 8 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. $35-$60. 6 N. Laurel St. 788-1212.

Shady Grove Concert Series The Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its eighth season with a performance by singer and songwriter David Mallett and Richmond folk artist George Turman starting at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church. $15-$17. 11105 Cauthorne Road. 323-4288.

Showcase of Stars The Henrico Theater welcomes a series of musical performances, including jazz artists, the Johnny Long Music Review, at 2 p.m. 305 E. Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. 328-4491.

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Astrology Lecture Anne Filosa-Creekmore, profiles the psychology of emotional expression of the sun and moon through the astrological signs in her discussion, "Using Astrology to Understand and Heal Emotional Wounds," at 2 p.m. at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. $15-$20. 5403 Monument Ave. 740-1133.

Lumpkin's Slave Jail Lecture The Virginia Historical Society presents a special discussion on Richmond's African American history with "Hidden Things Brought to Light: Finding Lumpkin's Jail and Locating the Burial Ground for Negroes," starting at 9 a.m. Free. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9665.

Maggie Walker Commemoration The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates 100 years of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with a paneled discussion beginning at 1 p.m. in the park's education building. Free. 112 E. Leigh St. 771-2017, ext. 24

SUNDAY 1

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Fashion Trends of '09: Embark on a New You La Bella Hair Studio holds its second annual cut-a-thon and silent auction to benefit the Veronica's Voice Fund from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. to help provide support and education for families affected by chromosome disorders. 7110 Patterson Ave. 285-2490.

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Tuckahoe Public Library "Tuckahoe Artists Association Exhibit." On display through March 28. 1901 Starling Drive. 270-5543.

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Book Swap Book People invites lovers of the written word to meet other book lovers and swap books from 3-5 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Poetry For Our People Author and playwright Mahasin Shamsid-Seen, together with Black Panther activist Jihad Abdul-Mumit and actor and playwright Taalib-Deen, invite guests for an evening of reflection in rhyme starting at 7 p.m. at the Mohammed Schools Consortium. 400 Chimborazo Blvd. $5. 859-1000.

MONDAY 2

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Chasen Gallery "Recent Works," featuring landscapes and still-life by Mostafa Keyhani. On display through March 31. 3554 W. Cary St. 524-2736.

TUESDAY 3

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The Thin Man The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen welcomes the On-The-Air Radio Players as they perform an hour-long taping of this old-time radio program starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring live sound effects, old commercials and authentic scripts from the golden age of radio. Free. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5115.

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Remarkable Power! The Independent Film Series presents a screening of this comedy and mystery starring Kevin Nealon and Tom Arnold at the Carmike 10 movie theater through March 7. 1100 Alverser Drive. Midlothian. For information visit http://independentfilmseries.com.

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