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TUESDAY 7

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Conrad Herwig Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Orchestra I returns to the stage with the talented guest trombonist performing in the Vlahcevic Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

 

WEDNESDAY 8

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Vassar, Now Sleepyhead, the Winter Session, 8 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: 29th Division, 10 p.m., $5.

Comfort 200 W. Broad St., 780-0004: the Ruinaires, 10 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Dan Davidson, 7:30 p.m., $12

Plaza Bowl 523 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799

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

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: John Winn-Tet, 8 p.m., free.

THURSDAY 9

stage

"Chicago" Directed and choreographed by Broadway legend Patti D'Beck, Theatre VCU performs this sexy, roaring '20s satire on criminals and celebrity in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts with performances running through April 26, and is the only production allowed in the United States while the Broadway company is on tour. $8-$20. 922 Park Ave. For specific show times call 828-6026 or visit www.vcu.edu/arts/theatre/dept.

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Lecture The Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America hosts a discussion by Dr. Hilary Becker, visiting assistant professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, entitled, "The Written Word and Proprietary Inscriptions in Etruria," at 6 p.m. in the Eureka Theatre of the Science Museum of Virginia. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Trees on Fire, Downbeat Project, Birdlips, 8-11 p.m., $5.

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

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: Carol Covell with 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: Roy Wood Jr., 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Wale, UCB, 8 p.m., $15-$20.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Sister Sweet, 8 p.m., free.

FRIDAY 10

events

Crossing the Line Fashion Show DoubleTree Hotel holds a special charity fashion show by Virginia Commonwealth University senior Brittany Burke to support the university's Massey Cancer Center, featuring a silent auction, cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. $10-$20. 301 W. Franklin St. 827-0642.

galleries

Anderson Gallery "Juried Student Fine Art Exhibition," featuring work by Virginia Commonwealth University students. On display through April 19. 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. 828-1524.

Petersburg Area Art League "America's History as Seen by a Virginia Artist," featuring the artwork of Henry Kidd. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through May 2. 7 E. Old St. 861-4611.

stage

"Steel Magnolias" The African American Repertory Theatre presents a stage performance of Robert Harling's ensemble story centered around a beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., at the pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, continuing through April 26 with showings every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. $10-$25. 4901 Old Brook Road. 355-2187.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Girls Get All the Action, Boys Will Be Boys, the Half Jeffersons, Searching for Timothy, Colin Healy and the Jet Skis, Nowhere Else on Earth, 5-10 p.m., $10-$12.

Andy's Restaurant 412 England St., Ashland, 752-2990: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m., $3.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: Steve Bassett, 8 p.m., $12-$17.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Tara Fost and the Sweet Collision, Fair Minded Fools, 7 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Chronicles of Landsquid, Damn Right Bitch Please!, 10 p.m., $10-$15.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Planet Full of Blues, 5 p.m., free. Old School Freight Train, Hoots and Hellmouth, 10 p.m., $13-$15.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg. 732-7425: Dale Traylor Band, 7-9 p.m., free. Cha Cha's Cadillac, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free.

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

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

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Jangling Reinharts, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Good Old War, Ben Phelps Project, the Whiskey Rebellion, 6:30 p.m., $10-$13.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: the Cady Creek Band (classic rock), 8 p.m.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: William Walter and Company, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 9:30 p.m., free.

SATURDAY 11

events

Commonwealth Chicken Wing Chowdown Challenge MoJo's hosts a special chicken wing eating contest starting at noon with all proceeds benefiting Connor's Heroes. The entry fee is $50. 733 W. Cary St. 644-6676.

music

Brian Bowers The Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its concert series with a performance by this renowned autoharpist and songwriter starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church. $15-$17. 11105 Cauthorne Road, Glen Allen. 323-4288.

James Doering Randolph-Macon College presents a concert by this solo pianist starting at 8 p.m. in the St. Ann's performing arts building. 204 Henry St., Ashland. 752-3712.

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Book Signing Author Harry Kollatz autographs copies of his book, "Richmond in Ragitme," from 3-5 p.m. at Book People. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Diecast, Construct, Sekshun-8, Revolution Code, Emergency November, New Skin, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $8-$10.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: Quatro na Bossa, 8 p.m., $8.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Oblio, Zak Hryciak and the Jungle Beat, Black Market Guru, 5 p.m., $5. Bungalow Six, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Parachute, Pendleton, We Know, Plato!, Jim Ivins Band, 7:30 p.m., $10-$13.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Stephaniesid, 10 p.m.

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

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

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Ultra Kings, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Tracy Morgan, 8 and 10 p.m., $25.

Paradise 11389 Nuckols Road, 249-2000: Wrenn Mangum, 8:30 p.m., free.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083: Throwin' Knivez, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: A Good Natured Riot, 9 p.m., $5.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Dave Pollard, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: the Rats, Two Tone Tony and the Carburetor Cats, the Cruelagins, 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 12

events

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special tour of Richmond's historical burial ground, featuring the location's history, design, architecture and famed residents from 2-5 p.m. The walk-through begins at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. For information call 649-0711.

film

James River Film Festival Richmond's premiere independent film festival kicks off with entries played throughout the city through April 19, including at the Byrd Theatre, the Firehouse Theatre, Gallery5 and Movieland. For a list of movie titles and schedules visit www.rmicweb.org/jrff/index.html.

music

Beethoven Festival Concert The Richmond Chamber Winds Society presents a special performance celebrating the work of the popular classical composer at 5 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 4103 Monument Ave. 727-9879.

Cheryl Van Ornam The First Church of Christ, Scientist opens its doors from 1-5 p.m. for a series of organ concerts held at the beginning of each hour. 2201 Monument Ave. 749-3900.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Tomorrow is the Day, Letter Box Tragedy, Slow Motion Sickness, Oh, the Hysteria, 5-10 p.m., $10.

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

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: the Thirds, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Blue Haven, 8 p.m., $5.

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

MONDAY 13

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Charles Allen, 8 p.m. $5.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Secondhand Serenade, Safety Suit, the Undeserving, Drive A, 6 p.m., $16-$19.

TUESDAY 14

events

Tea and Tulips Agecroft Hall invites guests for a special one-hour tour of the estate's gardens from 5:30-7 p.m., and again on April 16. $7-$10. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Vision for the City of Richmond The Downtown Neighborhood Association welcomes Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones at the Renaissance Conference Center as he discusses his plans to retain and expand the residential and business base of the city, improve the appearance and perception of the area and other key issues starting at 5 p.m. 107 W. Broad St. 649-3373.

words

Lecture The University of Richmond welcomes author and professor Susan Bordo as she presents her discussion "Beyond Eating Disorders: Why We Need to Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew," at 7 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons. Free. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8000.

Panel Discussion The University of Richmond celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education court decision overturning school segregation with several guest speakers at 12:30 p.m. at UR Downtown. The speakers will exploring the legal and historical aspects of the case and its significance in the post-Brown era. 626 E. Broad St. 289-8000.

nightlife

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: FanTan, the Milkstains, the Color Kittens, 8 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Larry Willis, 6 p.m.

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

Element Lounge 109 N. 18th St. 788-8001: the Superglue Gandhis, Jon Ramsey, the Ins and Outs, 9 p.m., $5.

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

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Charles Arthur Trio with Roger Carroll, 8 p.m.

Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202: Two Man Gentlemen Band, 10:30 p.m., (Pin-up night)

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