Wednesday 30


Lecture George Ritzer discusses "Globalization of Nothing," an interdisciplinary approach to globalization, 7 p.m., free. VCU Engineering Building Auditorium, 601 W. Main St. 828-1026.

Reading The Poetic Principles series continues at the Virginia Museum with a reading by Stephen Dunn from his 11th collection, "Different Hours," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2001, 6p.m., $5. Museum Auditorium, 2800 Grove Ave. 340-1405.


Cheap Trick The band performs as part of the Innsbrook AfterHours series, 6 p.m., $10. 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.


The Drama Guild "The Cripple of Inishmaan," by Martin McDonagh is a dark comedy about a man who tries to flee a bleak island off the coast of Ireland to go to Hollywood. Opens tonight, 8 p.m., $5. Through May 3. Cobb Theater, Randolph-Macon College Center for the Performing Arts, Ashland. 752-7316.


VCU Medical Sciences Building Does looking at art make scientists better? That is the question and theme for the annual Louis and Ruth Harris Exhibition and Awards in Fine Arts. Student artists conceive works that show the connection between artistic and scientific inspiration, opens with a reception, 3-5 p.m. Through May 4. 1217 E. Marshall St. 225-4676.


Alley Katz Chris Emerson.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Dave Terry (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) Mike Watt & The Second Men, Backstage, 9 p.m., $10.

Bogart's Backroom Aaron Noe Jazz Trio, $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Café Diem Chicago Cy (blues jazz).

Canal Club Flicker (bimonthly screening of short films by Richmond filmmakers), 8 p.m., $3, followed by an after-party featuring music by The Centimeters and Tulsa Drone.

Cary St. Cafe Special Ed & The Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Europa "Oasis," weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Holy Chow E-tronic Shorts II (digital film festival).

Jimmy's Gallery Grille Stand-by Quartet ( jazz), weekly, 7-9p.m., free.

Joey's Open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.

Medley's The B-Side Players (blues), weekly.

NorVa Lagwagon, Yellowcard, Rufio, Avoid One Thing, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub Cash Monies & The Jetsetter.

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

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

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest, Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alternative folk rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

Simmer Down Akilimanjaro, 10 p.m.

Sin é Live music, free.

Tobacco Company The Jangling Reinharts, 8:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 01


Lecture Jorge Benitez discusses Latin American art and its influences on the contemporary art scene, 6-8 p.m., $10. Artspace Gallery, 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

NASCAR anniversary Richmond International Raceway celebrates its 50th anniversary of hosting NASCAR Winston Cup races. Through May 3. For more information and directions, visit www.rir.com or call 345-7223.


Groovin' in the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden kicks off its fifth annual concert series with '70s disco/funk band, Groove Spot. Concerts take place on the Bloemendaal House terrace, 6:30 p.m., $10. Age 21 and older, only. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.


Firehouse Theater "As Bees and Honey Drown," by Douglas Carter Beane opens tonight at 8 p.m., $15. Through May 18. Show times: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sunday matinees, 4 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.


Bogart's Backroom Old School Freight Train Bluegrass band, $5.

Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett, the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Canal Club The Clarks, Carbondale, 8:30 p.m., $8.

Cary St. Café Rainbow Trout.

Comedy Alley Kids with Lawnmowers, an experimental improvisational group, weekly, $3.

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

Europa Oregon Hill Brass Band, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJ Fernando, weekly, 9 p.m.

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

Nanci Raygun The Wax Museum presents live DJ'ed hip-hop, weekly, 10 p.m., $1.

O'Brienstein's Kelly Kennedy, 39 Fingers (Irish/Celtic), weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Out Of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.

Poe's Pub Eric Himan, 8:30 p.m., $3.

Potter's Pub and Grille Jennifer Lauren, Concert Series, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $4.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Deep House Music, weekly, 7 p.m.

Rock Falls Tavern Nick's karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigan's Jackson Cage, 7 p.m.

Sin é Splinter, 8:30 p.m., free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Tobacco Company Jangling Reinharts, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

Friday 02


Art Auction Hand Workshop Art Center hosts its "40th Anniversary Collector's Night" art auction, dinner and reception, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, $150/person. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.

Flower show The Richmond African Violet Society hosts "Violets Across America," a celebration of the popular house plant, 1-9 p.m., continues May 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., JC Penney wing of Virginia Center Commons. For reservations, call 594-0643.

Student Film Fest Graduating senior student filmmakers at Virginia Commonwealth University show off their films today at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St., 7-11 p.m. Free.


Theater IV Barksdale Theater presents new works from the Virginia Artists Festival through May. "Songs of Bedlam," a play by Douglas Jones premieres tonight at 8 p.m., "Picasso's Women: Goddesses and Doormats," opens May 3, 8 p.m. Tickets, $18/one show, $28/ both productions. Run in repertory through May 24. 114 W. Broad St. 643-2477.

Henrico Theater Company The Von Trapp family escapes the Nazis while singing classic Rogers and Hammerstein tunes in "The Sound of Music," 8 p.m., $8 adults, $6 students and seniors. Through May 18. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5115.


Fridays at Sunset International Music Festival Concert series takes place every Friday at Kanawha Plaza, Eighth and Canal streets, 6 p.m. Tickets start at $10.

Friday Cheers Richmond's free work party begins its 19th season. Carbon Leaf performs. Concert series takes place every Friday at Brown's Island, 6-9:30 p.m.

Hand-drumming workshop "Drumming Up! Creative Rhythm Workshop" teaches family/community drumming, 6-7:30 p.m., $7. William Byrd Community House, 224 S. Cherry St. 261-7287.

John McCutcheon The Richmond Peace Education Center presents the multiple-Grammy nominee, 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $10 students. VCU Performing Arts Center, 922 Park Ave. 358-1958.


1708 Gallery "Room Full of Mirrors," 14 artists present photo collage and mixed-media works, opens tonight with a reception, 8-10 p.m. Through May. 319 W. Broad St. 642-1708.

Artemis Gallery "The World as We Know It," series premieres the stained glass works of Nancy Sledd and Mary Lou Winger of Sledd/Winger Glass, opens tonight with a reception, 5-7 p.m. Through May. 1601 W. Main St. 254-1755.

Artspace Gallery "Celebration des las Artes Latinas" is a month-long celebration of Latin American art and performance. Includes tapestries by Arnulfo Mendoza, Guatemalan textiles, Indian folk art and live performances. Opens tonight with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through May. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Brazier Fine Art "Home and Abroad" showcases recent oil paintings by Anthony Watkins, opens tonight with a reception, 5-8 p.m. Through May 31. 3401 W. Cary St. 359-2787.

Gallery at Corporate and Museum Frame Local artist Carlysle Vicenti exhibits his playful monotypes with vivid colors with a reception of his work, 7-9 p.m. Through June 4. 301 W. Broad. 643-6858.

Orange Door Gallery "Victoria … Part One," a tribute by artist Jack Lawrence to the style of painting prominent during the Victorian era, opens with a reception, 7-11 p.m. Through May 31. 12 W. Broad St. 648-7771.

Richmond Public Library New exhibits include: "Travel Perspective," oil paintings by Montpelier artist Barbara Duke Jones; "All Around Richmond and Beyond,"12 paintings by Richmond artist Donald Richards; a collection of oil paintings depicting Virginia and Hawaii from David Zuck; and "The Changing Face of Jackson Ward," 23 photographs from students at George Washington Carver Elementary School. Opens tonight with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through June 3. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256.

Upcast Gallery New furniture work by Chris Moser, opens with a reception tonight, 7-10 p.m. Selections from Charles Selden and Jaime Turko also on display. Through May 31 (by appointment only). 321 Brook Road. 225-7171.

Visual Art Studio "Places and Faces," a collection of photographs taken throughout Southeast Asia and Japan by Bradford Gregory, opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.


Ashland Coffee & Tea Jackass Flats, 8 p.m., $5.

Awful Arthur's (West End) The Jangling Reinharts, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Bella Italia Restaurant Don Victorio's Night Lounge presents Latin Flava, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) Nammo, E. Wellington Felton, Ursula Rucker, Mainstage, 9:30 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Joe Scott (jazz trio), $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Bill from Cat Daddy. Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Canal Club The Blue Dogs, 8:30 p.m., $8.

Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30.and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

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

Europa DJ Kjell, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m.

McCormack's The Wheelies, Rachel Nevadas, Adara.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night, weekly, free salsa, meringue and bachata lessons from 9-10 p.m.; dance from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., with DJ El Duro and DJ Peligro.

NorVa Buju Banton, 9 p.m., $30.

O'Brienstein's Michael James, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight.

Poe's Pub The Taters, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Potter's Pub and Grille John Small, 10 p.m., $2.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc, weekly, $3.

Rock Falls Tavern DJ Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard spins your favorite beach and funk music, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Sauce Friday-night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

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

Shenanigans The Slack Family (bluegrass), 9 p.m.

Sin é First Impressions. 9 p.m., free.

Taste Akilimanjaro.

Taphouse Grille Steve Mabry, weekly

Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Saturday 03


Fund-raiser The "10th annual Kentucky Derby Day Party" benefits the Richmond Ballet on the lawn of Tuckahoe Plantation. Games, carriage rides, music and dancing. Must be 21 years of age to attend, $75 at the gate. For more information, call 344-0906.

Cinco De Mayo Festival Fans of Mexican food and margaritas enjoy the seventh annual "Cinco De Mayo Fiesta" at Brown's Island. The Wailers, Fighting Gravity, Hackensaw Boys, Bio Ritmo and Man Mountain Jr. scheduled to play, noon-9 p.m., $10. Seventh and Tredegar streets on the Canal Walk. For more information, visit www.brownisland.com.

Rock concert The Hardrockers Car Club presents the "Hardrockers Rock 'n' Cruise," a concert that includes Lyman, Blackball, The Screws, The Strap-ons and many more, 1 p.m.-1 a.m., $10. Plaza Bowl, 523 E. Southside Plaza. For more information, call 440-2638.


Bandito's Chrome Daddy Disco.

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) Canyon, French Toast, Thunder Claw, Mainstage, 9 p.m., $8.

Bogart's Backroom Darius Trio, John D'Earth (jazz), $5.

Brandermill Inn Driftwood.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.

Chopstix Soft Complex, One Lust, DJ Drew.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Easy Street SNS Blues & Soul.

Europa DJ Will, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m.

NorVa George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mikel, Frame of Mind, 9 p.m., $30.

Poe's Pub The Bobcats, 10 p.m., $5.

Potter's Pub and Grille John Small, 10 p.m., $2.

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

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Page Wilson, Reckless Abandon, 9 p.m.

Sin é Michael James & the Actual Facts, 9 p.m., free.

The Taphouse Grill Paul Walton and Tommy Clark, weekly, 6:30 p.m.

Tropical Soul Live salsa, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Sunday 04


Richmond Craftsman's Guild Annual exhibit of works in glass, jewelry and other media by area craftspeople opens today at the James Center, 901 E Cary St. Reception Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m.


Art tour The 1708 Gallery presents "The Art Insider," an opportunity to take guided tours of private and corporate collections. This installment visits Paul and Sara Monroe's private collection and the Media General corporate collection, 2-6 p.m., $35. For tickets, call 643-1708.

Car show Richmond Triumph Register hosts the "11th annual British Classic Car Meet," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $3. Many rare cars on display. The Meadows, located at The Boulders, between Midlothian Turnpike and Powhite Parkway. For more information, call 272-7523.

Charity walk The National Kidney Foundation hosts the 2003 Greater Richmond Kidney Walk. 2k and 5k routes available. Registration begins, 1:30 p.m., free (donations suggested). Bryan Park, corner of Hermitage and Lakeside avenues. For more information, call 288-8342.

Lecture Elizabeth O'Leary discusses her new book, "From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in Maymont House and the Gilded Age South," 2:30 p.m., $6. Maymont, 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166, ext. 329.

Garden tour Fan Woman's Club presents the "2003 FWC Kitchen Garden Tour." Walk through 12 special Fan homes and see the diversity of interior design and landscaping, 1-5 p.m., $18. For tickets, call 257-0013.

Jackson Ward Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center offers a walking tour of Jackson ward, known as the birthplace of black capitalism and rich in memories of African-American culture. Tour begins, 2 p.m., $7. Meet guide in front of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center, 00 Clay St. For more information, call 649-0711.


City Singers The community children's choir performs its final concert of the season, 4 p.m., free. All Souls Presbyterian Church, 19 Overbrook Road, 743-4587.

Rebel The New York-based chamber ensemble presents "Bach and the Italians," includes selections from J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and Sammartini, 4 p.m., free. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.

Richmond Philharmonic Cellist James Wilson joins the orchestra for its spring concert. Featured on the program is Tchaikovsky's "Variations on the Rococo Theme," 4 p.m., $5. VCU's Vlacevic Concert Hall, 922 Park Ave. 673-7400.

VCU's Madrigalists The Riverroad Church presents a medieval choral concert, 5 p.m., free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131.


Baja Bean Jimmee Janksta, 1200 Miles, 3 p.m., $5.

Bandito's Your Mama's Jazz Band.

Black Cat (Washington D.C.) Mercury Program, Chin Up Chin Up, Backstage, 9 p.m., $5.

Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Patient Zero, Stop Motion Skeletons, Gepetto File, 10 p.m.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Graffiti Grille Live jazz, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Legend Brewing Company Sunday night bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m.

Poe's Pub Mary Ann Redmond, 9 p.m., $8.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

Sin é Live music, free.

Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.

Monday 05


Carpenter Center Godwin High School performs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," as part of the "Showcasing High School Talent" series, 7:30 p.m., $10/orchestra. Tickets available only through Godwin High, 750-2600.


Bogart's Backroom Devil's Workshop (big band), $6.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds The Jangling Reinharts, alternating weekly with Kyle Davis Band, 10 p.m., free.

NorVa MxPx, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub The Miles Brothers, 9 p.m., $3.

Potter's Pub and Grille Karaoke, Matt Rock, weekly, 9:30-12:30 a.m.

Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

Sin é Live music, free.

Tuesday 06


Writers Series The Richmond Public Library begins the third annual "Richmond Writers Series," featuring readings and book signings by five recently published authors, 7 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.


George Winston The innovative pianist performs in concert as part of the weeklong events celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Carpenter Center, 7:30 p.m., $24.50. 600 E. Grace St. 225-9000.


Black Cat (Washington D.C.) Dub Narcotic Soundsystem, The Microphones, Measles Mumps Rubella, Backstage, 9 p.m., $7.

Bogart's Backroom Steve Norfleet (jazz), $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly, 10 p.m., $5.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies weekly, "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," 8:30 p.m., free.

NorVa Dope, Tapping the Vein, Zug Island, 7:30 p.m., $15.

O'Brienstein's Michael James, weekly, 5-7 p.m.

Penny Lane Pub trivia night.

Poe's Pub Three Bad Jacks, 9 p.m., $3. Also, Steve Mabry's "Music Music," featuring Bob Halahan, weekly, 7:30-10 p.m.

Potter's Pub and Grille Open-mic night hosted by John Small, free.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Richie's Pacific Grill Havana Sons, weekly; acoustic open-mike night, weekly, hosted by Wendy Pace, 8:30-10 p.m.

Shenanigans Keith Rogers and Friends, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul Café Tuesday Verses open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m. $5.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.


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