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Wednesday 12



museums

Science Museum of Virginia The Lunch Break Science lecture series continues with "Family of Invention: Searching for the Airplane in the Wright Brothers' Attic," presented by Stuart Nixon, noon-1 p.m. Free. 864-1400.

night life

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

Bitch, Babes of Carytown, 8 p.m., $10. 355-9330.

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

Cowboy Bill Martin (comedy) Funny Bone, 7:30 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

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

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

Irish Bands, Rosie Connolly's, 8 p.m., free. 343-1063.

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

Live Jazz, Dixie Diner, 7 p.m., free. 732-7425.

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

Rasputina, Mathematicans, Now Sleepyhead, Alley Katz, 7 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

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

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

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

Tracy Retchin, Cabo's, 7:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

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

Thursday 13



word

Book Signing Mike Gilbert will sign copies of "The Switch Effect: A Real-Life Example of How to Become an Entrepreneur" at Fountain Bookstore at 12:30 p.m. 1312 Cary St. 788-1594.

stage

John Tyler Community College (Chester) "The Girls of the Garden Club," a comedy about tension in a circle of friends at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 16. 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. 594-1498.

Artworks "Solstice: A Celebration of World Dance and Music," a benefit dance concert for Camp DIVA at 6:30 p.m. Performances from Belly, Latin, and West African dancers. Tickets are $5-$12.320 Hull Street. 721-4927 www.campdiva.org

night life

Adrienne Young & Little Sadie, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $16-$21. 798-1702.

Blues Flash, Tobacco Company, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

Chez Roue (swing), 9 p.m., free. 353-2500

Cowboy Bill Martin (comedy) Funny Bone, 7:30 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

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), Capitol 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.

The Hackensaw Boys with Hoots & Hellmouth David Shultz & The Skyline, Toad's Place, 9 p.m., $5-$10, 648-TOAD.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Friday 14



word

Book Signing Mike Gilbert will sign copies of "The Switch Effect: A Real-Life Example of How to Become an Entrepreneur" at Very Richmond Shop at 11 a.m. 1051 E. Cary St. 644-3613.

music

Baroque by Candlelight The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia performs Colonial-themed Baroque music at the Wilton House Museum at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. 215 S. Wilton Road. 519-2098.

Holiday Social for Seniors Chicago Cy performs at the Bensley Community Building at 7 p.m. Advance registration required; tickets are $7. 2900 Drewry's Bluff Road. 275-5321.

galleries

The Petersburg Area Art League "The Trees of Christmas," trees decorated by artists and school groups. Also, a hanging show of seasonal and holiday artwork in the Main Gallery. Reception at 7 p.m. Through Jan. 6. 7 E. Old St. 861-4611.

stage

The Nutcracker The Richmond Ballet performs the Christmas classic at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. Through Dec. 23. Tickets are $18-$100. 262-8003

night life

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

BC & Gray (jazz/blues), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), weekly, 9 p.m. 732-7425.

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

Baldy McGregor, Poe's Pub, 9:30 p.m., $5. 359-1224

Cheenon, Chester Bistro, 9 p.m., free. 425-6956.

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

Cowboy Bill Martin (comedy) Funny Bone, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

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

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

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.

Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen (jazz), Escabar Restaurant, 9 p.m. free. 288-4885.

Farm Vegas, Tobacco Company, 9 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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.

Impossible Hair and others, The Camel, 9 p.m., $5. 353-4901.

Harrison Deane Band, Cary St. Café, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

The HighStreet Lowlifes. Grandpa Eddie's BBQ, 8:30 p.m, free. 270-RIBS.

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

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

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

Loose Gravel (classic rock), Rock Falls Tavern, 9:30 p.m., free. 272-9470.

Marna & Macy (folk), Cabo's Corner Bistro, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Mo Debree, Capital Ale House, 5 p.m., free. 780-ALES.

Nekrist, Unheard Concept, Final Obsession and Joker, Alley Katz, 5 p.m., $5. 643-2816.

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

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

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

Roger Caroll Trio, Bella Arte Restaurant & Bar, 8 p.m., free. 515-9099.

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

Special Edition, Sin e, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Spottiswoode and His Enemies Unconventional Christmas Show, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $12-$17. 798-1702.

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

Upper Eastside Big Band, Wabi-Sabi, 9 p.m., free. 862-1365.

Urban Funk-Shun (funk/jazz) Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 9 p.m. 732-7425.

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

Saturday 15



events

5th Annual Fancy Hat Tea Party A holiday fashion show, a hat contest and music from gospel singer Tisa at the Wyndham Hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $40-$45. 4700 South Laburnum Ave. 274-8976.

Martial Arts Fundraiser Martial arts students will kick, punch and exercise to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy. 1324 W. Main St. 497-7555.

Together at Christmas Jamaican cuisine and music by Soul Shot at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. 4901 Old Brook Road. 641-8222.

music

Gospel Jubilee and Brunch Bubba Johnson performs at Hanover Tavern at 10 a.m. Tickets are $35. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 347-0190.

stage

Shady Grove United Methodist Church "The Father's Gift of Love," a Christmas musical with orchestra at 7 p.m. Canned food donations accepted. Event continues on Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd. 360-2600.

Theatre

Cultural Arts Center At Glen Allen "Holiday on Broadway," Broadway music and songs of the season with twists on holiday tunes at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.Tickets are $30. 2880 Mountain Rd. 804-261-ARTS

night life

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

At the Stars, 59H2O, Mike O'Connor & Jason Cagle and David Steinberg, 8 p.m., $5. 364-9083.

The Atkinsons, New Heathens, Sin City Revival Alley Katz, 10 p.m., $7. 643-2816.

Carol Covell Trio (jazz), Nuccio's Trattoria, 6:30 p.m., free. 594-0040.

Chicago Cy, Sin e, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

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

Cowboy Bill Martin (comedy), Funny Bone, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

David Shultz and the Skyline, The Camel, 9 p.m., $5. 353-4901.

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

The Dregs, Chester Bistro, 9 p.m., free. 425-6956.

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.

DJ Burnie, Lucky Buddha, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Drew Kennedy (rock), Poe's Pub, 9:30 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Ellis Paul & Taylor Carson, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $12-$17. 798-1702.

Farm Vegas, Tobacco Company, 9 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

Flying Sulsers featuring Aimee Richardson (jazz), Ironhouse Restaurant, 8 p.m., free. 752-6410.

Gill, Café Diem, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500

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

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.

Mad Elephant, Grandpa Eddie's BBQ, 8:30 p.m, free. 270-RIBS.

Matt Koon with Book of Job, Alley Katz, 10 p.m., $7. 643-2816

Merchants of Blues, Cesca Janece Waterfield, Jon Ramsey and Nate Farrar, Poe's Pub, 9:30 p.m., free. 359-1224.

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.

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

Roberto Y Sus Travieos (mexican music), The Triple, 9 p.m., $10. 359-7777.

Rock for Barack with Wynnn Walent & The Folks, The Camel, 6 p.m., free. 353-4901.

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

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

Sin City, Capital Ale House, 9 p.m., $6. 780-ALES.

Sin City Revival, The New Heathens, and The Atkinsons, Alley Katz, 11 p.m., $7. 643-2816.

Sunday 16



music

Christmas Music Concert The Richmond Concert Chorale performs at All Saints Episcopal Church at 3:30 p.m. Donations requested. 8787 River Road. 643-3589.

Christmas in the Fan The Richmond Concert Band and Meade Skelton perform at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4 p.m., free. 1925 Grove Ave. 355-0134.

Christmas & Holiday Concert Soundworks performs at 3:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, free. 1000 Blanton Ave. 355-0777.

Handel's Messiah A choir and orchestra perform the holiday classic at Ginter Park United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. 1010 W. Laburnum Ave. 648-0898.

stage

John Tyler Community College (Chester) "Mr. Scrum and the Christmas Ghosts," a modern interpretation of "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. 594-1498.

Woodlake United Methodist Church "The Best Christmas Gift," a traditional Christmas pageant, at 7 p.m., free. 6601 Woodlake Village Parkway. 739-4535.

night life

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

Belle Epoque, In Fear and Faith, Corvette, Alley Katz, 6 p.m., $10. 643-2816.

Boyz II Men, Toad's Place, 9 p.m., $27-$45. 648-TOAD.

Cowboy Bill Martin (comedy), Funny Bone, 7:30 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Glows in the Dark, Brian Jones and Little Women (jazz), The Camel, 8 p.m., $5. 353-4901.

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

Jack Winn-tet, Positive Vibe Café, 11:30 a.m., free. 560-9622

Jazznecks, Sullivan's Irish Pub, noon-3 p.m., weekly, 752-6410.

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.

Prabir, Commercial Tap House, 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

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

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

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

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



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

Steve Keith, Legend Brewery, 6:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

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

Monday 17



events

Merry Monday Storytelling by the Garden Keeper at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at 5:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Free. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

night life

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 18



night life

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

Chris Grigg, Tobacco Company, 9 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.

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

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

God Fearing Snake Handlers, Legend Brewery, 6:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

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



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