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Wednesday 07



wordArtist Lecture John Kleckner gives a talk at 7:30 p.m. at VCU's School of the Arts Building. 827-1557.

VCU Visiting Writers Series Playwright Laura Browder reads at VCU's Hibbs Building Room 203 at 7 p.m. Free. 828-1331.

night life

Alley Katz Stinking Lizaveta, Weedeater, Cut the Architect's Hand, Lord, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $8-$10. 643-2816.

Babes of Carytown Karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-9330.

Bogart's Back Room Richmond Afrobeat Movement (funk/Afrobeat), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten, Laura Ann Boyd and Michael Hawkins, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 553-9998.

Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Gypsy Roots (swing and jazz), 8:30-11 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem U Guys R Girls, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café 7 Pound Star (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cotton Club Brown Sugar Wednesdays with Bam-Bamm (comedy, poetry, soul), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 721-0694.

County Rib & Ale House Rae of Sunshine Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Cous Cous Fight the Big Bull (big band jazz) Album Release, 10 p.m., free. 358-0868.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Empire Allen Thompson (solo acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Emilio's Butterfly Vazquez (soul), 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Open-mic night, 7:30 p.m., $5. 521-8900.

Ham's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 965-5520.

The House of Dave's Paul Childress, 8 p.m., free. 275-2555.

J&D's Café Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 266-2331.

LA Grill Mike Shiflett and Friends (jazz, R&B), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 266-3328.

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

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

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

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar DJ Williams Projekt (soul, jazz, hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Murphy's Law II Casey McCue, 7:30 p.m., free. 739-0800.

Penny Lane Pub Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 780-1682.

Positive Vibe Café Ominotago (acoustic rock), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (acoustic), weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Tobacco Company Blue Line Highway, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Velocity Lounge "Latin Night," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, dance lessons at 8:30 p.m., music at 9:30 p.m., $5. 921-2651.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Thursday 08



events

AIGA Richmond Design Show The design show, "Grade 2007," featuring works of design, illustration and photography, runs 7-10 p.m. at UR's Commons. Tickets are $15-$50. 794-8273.

Carnaval Gala The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents a gala for the upcoming "Carnaval," 7:30 p.m. at Ipanema Grill. Tickets are $60. 3641 Cox Road. 379-2555.

Easter Seals Eggstravaganza Easter Seals VA's black-tie adult egg-hunt kicks off with a preview of the eggs at William Jeffrey's Jewelers, 6-9 p.m. Free. 9986 Brook Road. 264-2600.

film

Flicker The Richmond Moving Image Co-Op presents a series of short Super 8 and 16mm films shot by area filmmakers, 8 p.m. at Plant Zero Art Center. Admission is $3. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-7642.

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Archaeology Talk James Farmer gives a talk on "Machu Picchu and the Milky Way: Stones, Stars and Ceremony in the Inca Empire" at the Science Museum of Virginia at 6 p.m. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 779-2277.

Poetry Out Loud The Library of Virginia hosts the Virginia State Final of the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at 9 a.m. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 225-3132.

Science and Religion Talk Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project, gives a talk on "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief" at VCU's School of Business at 7 p.m. Free. 1015 Floyd Ave. 827-2183.

stage

Battery Park Christian Church Reflections Repertory Company presents "Agnes of God" at 8 p.m. Through March 18. Tickets are $10. 4201 Brook Road. 266-3973.

Beacon Theatre The Hopewell theater presents "Wit" at 8 p.m. Through March 11 with a 3 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $12.50-$25. Call 458-6551 or visit www.beacontheatre.org.

Firehouse Theatre Project Kenneth Lonergan's dark comedy "This Is Our Youth" opens at 8 p.m. Through March 31. Tickets are $10-$20. 1609 W. Broad St. Call 355-2001.

galleries

VCU Fine Arts Building "The Drawing Room," painting and printmaking by Madeline Hoch, Leah Raintree and Rachele Riley, opens with a reception, 5-7 p.m. Through March 24. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-1696.

music

Richmond Festival of Music Jim Wilson leads a chamber-music concert at Second Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. with other performances March 11and 15.. Tickets are $22. 5 N. Fifth St. 519-2098.

night life

Ashland Coffee & Tea Louis Ledford (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $6. 798-1702.

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

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

Bogart's Back Room The Whiskey Rebellion (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly. 739-8871.

Brio Tuscan Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.

Bubba's Restaurant Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Buffalo Wild Wings (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 672-8732.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roué Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Café Gutenberg Pangaea Lounge with DJ Carlito (international music), 9-11:30 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Canal Club Local Xposure with Force of Habit, Navaeh, Trust in the Fall, Kabura, Envy Insane, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-2582.

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

Caribbean Mingles Talent showcase (performance, fashion), weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. 397-4032.

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

Club Z2 Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 249-9930.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free. 643-2060.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Open-mic night, 8 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Os Magrelos (Brazilian experimental), 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band (variety/jazzy), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Europa Escape with Oliver K (dark progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Mark Curry, 7:30 p.m., $18. 521-8900.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA New Orleans Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

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

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

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free. 744-8686.

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

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

Poe's Pub Andrew Lipke, Matt Duke (acoustic), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Southside Future Squad, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Rocks DJ L-Roy, weekly, 7 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

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

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

Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 748-4786.

Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Tobacco Company 3rd Wave, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with David Allen, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Friday 09



event

Motor Trend Auto Show The Greater Richmond Convention Center hosts a show of more than 400 new model cars, trucks and other wheeled machines, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Through March 11. Admission is $2-$8. Call 783-7300 or visit www.motortrendautoshows.com.

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Poet Reading Musician and spoken word artist Ishle Yi Park performs at Randolph-Macon College at 8 p.m. Free. 752-3712.

stage

Richmond Shakespeare Theatre The company presents "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" at Second Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Through March 31. Tickets are $13-$24. 5 N. Fifth St. Call (866) BARD-TIX or visit www.richmondshakespeare.com.

galleries

Eric Schindler Gallery "Portraits" by Tim Harriss opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through April 10. 2305 S. Broad St. 644-5005.

Friday for the Arts! Petersburg's monthly gallery openings feature receptions, tours and entertainment, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 733-2352 or see the Galleries box.

Main Street Art Walk Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in a second-Friday art walk with music and art opening receptions, starting at 7 p.m. Check the Galleries box or call the Artemis Gallery for more information, 254-1755.

night life

Alley Katz The Underquotes, To Avenge Attica, Snorklewacker, Panacea, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $6-$8. Twisted Tower Dire, Immortal Avenger, Valkyrie, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Stephen Simmons (alt-country), 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702.

Babe's of Carytown Mara Levi (folk), 8-11 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

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

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

Bogart's Back Room Mark Ingraham presents Bungalo 6 (funk), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Shockoe Slip) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $1. 648-8900.

Canal Club Robbin Thompson CD release, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15. 643-2582.

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

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.

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

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

Daddio's Grille Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 754-1448.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Two Timers (alternative country), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Doc Branch & The Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

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

Funny Bone Mark Curry, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Goals Tavern Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 746-5444.

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

Hyperlink Café Embarrassing Fruits, Blank Blank, Cinemasophia, 8 p.m. 254-1942.

Ironhorse Restaurant (Ashland) Blue Line Highway (acoustic), 8-11 p.m., free. 752-6410.

Lakeside Tavern Big Boss Man, 7:45-11:45 p.m., $3. 264-3288.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

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

Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar Plunky & Oneness (jazz, funk), 9:30 p.m., $8. 254-4904.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

Paradise Lounge DJ DNS (Top 40) & DJ King Tutt (hip-hop, R&B), weekly, 9 p.m., free before 11, $5 after. 519-0844.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Power 92 Night with DJ Lonnie B and Danja Mowf, weekly, $5-$10. 852-0395.

Poe's Pub William Walter and Company (progressive rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew and DJ Jizzy Trent Dance Party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Gypsy Roots (swing jazz guitar), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Eatery & Pub Brad Spivey & The Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010

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

Sin é Rachel Leyco Band, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Sports Page Bar & Grille Casey McCue, 9 p.m., free. 379-1844.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 320-1218.

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

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

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

Saturday 10



events

Kite Festival Dorey Park hosts a kite festival, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Free. 501-5121.

Mardi Gras Party The VMFA Friends of Art present a party with Cajun cuisine, drinks, costumes and music by Yo Momma's Brass Band, 7:30 p.m.-midnight at Art Works. Tickets are $25-$30. 320 Hull St. 204-2677.

film

Banff Festival of Mountain Films The mountain film festival comes to Monacan High School at 6:30 p.m. Free. 11501 Smoketree Road. 748-1623.

Silent Scream The Richmond Moving Image Co-Op presents four weeks of classic horror films, 10 a.m. at the Richmond Public Library. This week, Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lodger." Through March 10. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 232-RMIC.

wordBook Signings Brian Keene reads and signs copies of his horror novel "Ghoul" at Creatures 'n' Crooks Bookshoppe, 1-4 p.m. 3156 W. Cary St. 340-0277.

Emily J. and John S. Salmon sign "Historic Photos of Richmond," 2-4 p.m. at Book People. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4246.

Soul Café The Richmond Public Library hosts a poetry open mic, 2-4 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.

Word Stage Poetry Lounge Barnes and Noble at Virginia Center Commons hosts an open mic at 7 p.m. Free. 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.

galleries

The Triple Restaurant The "Insights 5 Art Show," with works by Ben Bemis, Enrique Rodriguez, Mike Creasy, John Worley, Scott Nugent and Charlene Crowder, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. with music by DJ Paul Rankin. 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777.

museums

Library of Virginia Helen Rountree presents the Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography at 1 p.m. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3900.

music

Richmond Festival of Music Jim Wilson leads a chamber-music "informence," a discussion and concert, at The Hermitage at Cedarfield at 11 a.m. Free. 2300 Cedarfield Parkway. 519-2098.

night life

Alley Katz Isis, Jesu, Torche, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $13-$15. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Ellis Paul (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $15. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room Intense City (rock, funk), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman (acoustic guitar), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Café Diem The Atkinsons CD release show, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club The Gaskets DVD release, Greenland, 8:30 p.m., $3. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League, 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), 7:30 p.m., weekly, $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

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

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Rob Gray & Brian C., weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Escabar Restaurant Bopcats, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

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

Funny Bone Mark Curry, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

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

Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar Plunky & Oneness (jazz, funk), 9:30 p.m., $8. 254-4904.

Paradise Lounge Tyrese "Black-Ty" with Danja Mowf (R&B, hip-hop), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $25-$40. 519-0844.

Poe's Pub Worn Glory, Will Hawkins (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Shiny Stockings Trio featuring Russ Hanchin, Joe Sarver and Maria Garcia (classic swing jazz and bossa), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shady Grove Coffeehouse Hot Soup (acoustic), 8 p.m., $12-$15. 355-2461.

Shenanigan's Billy Ray Hatley & The Show Dogs (roots rock), 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

Sin é Naughty Little Monkeys, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

SJ's Lakeside Tavern Big Boss Man, 7:45-11:45 p.m., $3. 264-3288.

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

Tropical Soul Soul Fa Real night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, soul), 9:45 p.m., free. 771-1605.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Matt Rox, 9 p.m.- 2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

Sunday 11



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Orchid Talk Tom Mirenda talks about "Hardy Orchids of the Mid-Atlantic" at the Science Museum of Virginia at 2 p.m. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 276-0071.

Shockoe Poets Shockoe Espresso and Roastery hosts an open mic, 2-4 p.m. Free. 104 Shockoe Slip. 335-9403.

music

In Living Black and White One Voice Choir, Richmond's only interracial community chorus, celebrates African-American culture at First Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. 4602 Cary St. Road. 915-6332.

Jandek in Concert Reclusive experimental singer-songwriter Jandek performs at the Firehouse Theatre Project at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

Klezmer Concert Klezmoramim performs traditional Russian, Polish and Hungarian music at the Science Museum of Virginia, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Richmond Festival of Music Jim Wilson leads a chamber-music concert at Second Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. with another performance March 15. Tickets are $22. 5 N. Fifth St. 519-2098.

Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series Bon Air musicians perform at Bon Air Presbyterian Church at 4 pm. Admission by donation. 9201 Huguenot Road. 272-7514.

Stretchin' at the Barksdale Theatre The monthly music series at the Barksdale continues with performances by Chris Fuller and Friends, 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 358-5338.

night life

Bailey's Smokehouse & Tavern (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 755-6800.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bottom Billiards Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-4323.

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

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays, weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse Karma Farmers (Americana), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Michael Redman (sax), weekly, noon, free. 732-7425.

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

Funny Bone Mark Curry, 7 p.m., $18. 521-8900.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with Rusty Farmer and Mike Ess, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Hollywood Grill Scattered Smothered & Covered (acoustic roots), 4-7 p.m., $3. 819-1988.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz, weekly, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m., free. This week, Steve Keith. 232-3446.

Mars Bar JayBoy and Fan Free Clinic present Take a Trip to Mars, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Positive Vibe Café Tripp 'n' Jenny (bluegrass), 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., free. The Offering (rock), 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 320-1218.

T.G.I. Friday's Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 360-7926.

Wonderland Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-9233.

Monday 12



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Bottom Readers Café Gutenberg hosts a poetry open mic at 7:30 p.m. Free. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

music

Arias Vocal soloists perform "Arias From Opera and Operetta" at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 11 a.m. Free. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.

night life

Cary Street Café Ominotago (acoustic duo), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

City Limit Open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 282-4282.

Escabar Restaurant Casey McCue, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.- 2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Penny Lane Pub Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.

Pour House West End Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Tuesday 13



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Coffee and Conversations Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn presents a series that gets behind the scenes of the performances. This week, Chase Kniffen, Jeanie Rule, Jennings Whiteway and Sara Sommers discuss how theater connects with communities, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. Call 282-2620 or visit www.barksdalerichmond.org.

Reader's Theatre The Firehouse Theatre Project presents Doug Wright's Marquis de Sade tale "Quills" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

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Hamilton College Choir The choir performs at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Free. 6000 Grove Ave. 288-2867.

Kodo Drummers of Japan The Modlin Center presents the Kodo Drummers at the Landmark Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26-$36. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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Library of Virginia Susan Schmidt gives a talk on "Landfall Along the Chesapeake: In the Wake of Captain John Smith" at noon. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3900.

night life Baja Bean Company DJ Ghost (rock, hip-hop), weekly. 257-5445.

Bleu Bistro Open-mic jam with Wop of Government Cheese, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Tracy Retchin, 7-9 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

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

Canal Club The Richmond Jazz Society presents The Free Bridge Quintet (Coltrane tribute), 6 p.m., $5-$8. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Aquabatics (hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cherry Lounge Salsa Night with free lessons, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 285-9061.

Corner Bar and Grill Open-mic night with J. Cornachione, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 213-3046.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke (international night), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Davis & Main The RJR Duo with John Conley, Ryan Hughitt and featuring Jason Gay (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's Bio Ritmo (salsa), 10 p.m. 359-1224.

Las Casa Grandes Larri Branch (jazz piano), weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. 267-1684.

Legend Brewing Company Band of Steves, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

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

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Pour House West End Kamikaze Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 364-9083.

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

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

Shenanigan's The Charles Arthur Trio with Roger Carroll, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 358-7870.

Tobacco Company John Fetherston, Kim Tiller, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

Tropical Soul Verses (spoken word, poetry, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 771-1605.

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