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Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Breakers (South) No Charge, 8 p.m.

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.

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

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

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

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

Nightclub 930 Zuco 103 (latin), 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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Art Talk National portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler will lecture and present slides at VCU's Grace Street Theatre at 7 p.m. Kinstler has painted portraits of five U.S. presidents, including Nixon and Reagan, and more than 500 portraits of famous personalities ranging from Katharine Hepburn to Tennessee Williams. This presentation is free and open to the public. 934 W. Grace St. 828-1755.

Ethically Speaking This 13-part television series explores the intersection of ethics, public policy and personal life. John Jeffries, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law will play host. Premiers tonight at 8:30 p.m. and will air every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on the Community Ideas Station, WCVE Richmond PBS.

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Celebrating a Legend 3 Miles: A Vincenso Carmine Gallery, invites you to come celebrate the birth of artistic Renaissance man John Cage at 8:30 p.m. Special performances by Mao Amore, Ting Ting Jahe and Lovesick Mushrooms. $5. 1 W. Broad St. 677-1151.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Hello Elton John! Piano virtuoso Elton John stops by the capital city for a special performance at the Richmond Coliseum. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50- $59.50 and are available at the Coliseum box office or through Ticketmaster online, www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone, 262-8100.

Music Connection Series kicks off with a performance by Grammy-winning Woodstock performer Melanie. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Tickets are $18-$20. 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 261-6200.

Smooth Jazz in the Garden Enjoy an eclectic variety of jazz in a beautiful garden setting with this week's performance by Johnny Houston & the Legends. Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Through Sept. 26. Tickets are $10-$12. 21 and over. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Swingin' on the Tracks Break out your dancing shoes and sway to the soulful music of Roomful of Blues as they open this year's Swingin' on the Tracks series. Performances start at 6 p.m. Through October. Tickets are $8-$10. Science Museum of Virginia's Anna L. and T. Fleetwood Garner Pavilion. Rain or shine. 21 and older. 864-1400.

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18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.

Alley Katz Shadows Fall, Sworn Enemy, Death Threat, Bloodlet (all ages), 7 p.m., $8-$10.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Rene Marie, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5.

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

Boulevard Deli Salsa Night with DJ Steve Greene, weekly.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

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

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

Nation The Crüxshadows (gothic), 9 p.m., $12.

Nightclub 930 Buddy Guy with T-Model Ford (blues), 7:30 p.m., $27.50.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Youth Brigade, Oxy Moron, Pistol Grip, The Beltones, The Forgotten, 6 p.m., $9.

Poe's Pub Mercy Creek (acoustic duo), 9 p.m., $3.

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

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

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

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

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, 9 p.m.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

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

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Book Signing Oliver North will sign copies of his book, "Mission Compromised" at Borders Books & Music from 4-5 p.m. 9750 W. Broad St., Glen Allen. 965-0733.

Cultural Film Series What better way to spend Friday afternoons than emerged in culture? Westminster Canterbury Richmond presents its seventh-annual Cultural and Educational Series. Enjoy a new film, spanning a variety of topics, each week. This week's film is "Abode of Illustration: The Life and Art of Chang Dai-chien." 3 p.m. Third Floor Parlor, Morningside. 1600 Westbrook Ave. 800-445-9904.

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Start Your Engines! Devout NASCAR fan and author Jim Wright will sign copies of his book, "Fixin to Git: A Fan's Love Affair with NASCAR'S Winston Cup," at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Virginia Center. 7 p.m. Free.

Uncork Your Weekend at Maymont's wine and beer tasting in the Robins Nature and Visitor Center. Sample local wines and beers while enjoying the festive atmosphere of live jazz at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15-$20. 21 and over. 2201 Shields Lake Drive. 358-7166.

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Jazzin up the Island Charlie Hunter brings his distinctive blend of urban jazz to Brown's Island at 7:30 p.m. With special performances by John Mayer and Guster. Tickets are $25. All ages. 1 Brown's Island Way. 643-2826.

The Fifth Alexander Paley Music Festival begins today and runs through Sunday. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. First English Lutheran Church, 1603 Monument Ave., 355-9185.

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Anderson Gallery "Fiber, Clay and Mixed Media: Three Master Artist/Craftsmen" opens with a reception at 7 p.m. 907 « W. Franklin St. 828-1522.

Artemis Gallery Celebrate Artemis' fifth anniversary with "Glazz, Jazz & Wine," featuring several glass artists, jazz by G2, featuring Katherine Severin, and a wine tasting. 6 p.m. 1601 W. Main St. 353-2676.

Artspace "ONE/OFF Printmakers" and "Black Boxes" both open with a reception at 7 p.m. Through Sept. 29. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Astra Design VCU professor and local artist Jude Schlotzhauer's new cast glass and mixed media exhibit titled, "New Work: Masks and Boats," opens today. Through Sept. 30. 3141 W. Cary St. 257-5928.

Brazier Fine Art "Oil Painters of America East/Southeast Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils." Opening reception honoring the artists, Oil Painters of America masters and Everett Raymond Kinstler begins at 5 p.m. Through Oct. 5. 3401 W. Cary St. 359-2787.

Hand Workshop Art Center "Pushing Paper: Prints & Artist Books from Pyramid Atlantic," an exhibition featuring diverse works by 50 artists from around the globe, opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Through Oct. 27. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094, ext. 17.

Main Art Gallery VCU Qatar professor and artist Kipp Greene's exhibit titled, "The Pap Paintings" opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Through Sept. 30. 1537 W. Main St.

Reynolds Gallery "Equations Currents Chariots," featuring the complex abstract paintings of Richmond artist Stephen Clark, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.

Richmond Public Library Mary Andrews Melton's "Life, Memory and Imagination" opens with a reception at 7 p.m. This exhibition contains monotypes, collagraphs and mixed-media works by the printmaker. Through Oct. 1. The Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St.

Visual Art Studio hosts a night of art, literature and music from 7-10. Celebrate the release of "The Vicar of Church Hill" and meet Richmond author Jody Rawley for a signing of her work. Also an opening reception of "Photo Impressions: Transcending Public Spaces into Private Places," by Susan Lamson, on display through Sept. 28. Music will be provided by Richmond's own acoustical guitarist Chicago Jack. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

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Alley Katz Topaz with Man Mountain Jr., $6.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Old School Freight Train, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Bella Italia Latin Night with DJ Ritmo, weekly, 9 p.m.

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

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

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

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

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

Enzo's Tavern Mark Merritt and Kent Alley, 7:30 p.m., free.

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

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

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Floating folk festival.

Nightclub 930 The Clarks (rock 'n' roll), 9 p.m., $10.

Poe's Pub The Shiners with Last Train Home (Americana), 10 p.m., $5.

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

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

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

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

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

Shenanigans The Slack Family (bluegrass).

Sideline Café Bill Roberts (of Cat Daddy).

Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m., free.

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Book Signing Young-adult fiction author Robin D. Jones will sign copies of her book "The Hollow Summer" at Narnia bookstore's new location from 3-5 p.m. 3100 Kensington Ave. 353-5675.

Fly Away The sixth-annual Virginia State EAA Fly-in lifts off this weekend at the Dinwiddie County Airport. Features a pancake breakfast in the main hangar, a special kid's tent, technical forums and hundreds of aircraft. Doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10, children 13 and younger are free. Take I-85 to Exit 61, five miles southwest of Petersburg. 358-4333.

Take a Walk on the Riverfront Tour departs at 10 a.m. from the southwest corner of 12th and Cary streets. This 90-minute walk gives an overview of Richmond's illustrious riverfront and the history of the canal. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

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Armor and Sturtevant This husband-and-wife duo will perform an eclectic mix of American, Celtic, African and original music at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. Located at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen. 11105 Cauthorne Road. 355-2461.

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After 6 Latin night, weekly, 9 p.m.

Alley Katz Sound of Urchin, Fatblue, Supercomp, Smalltown Workers, 9 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Taters, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

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

Canal Club The Hardin Thomas Band with Old School Freight Train, $5-$7.

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

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

Enzo's Tavern Mark Merritt and Kent Alley, 7:30 p.m., free.

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

Nightclub 930 Mary Prankster ("100 % rock 'n' roll") with The Crackpots and Monsterpuss, 9 p.m., $10.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Burnt by the Sun, Alabama Thunderpussy, Throttlerod, 10 p.m., $7.

Poe's Pub John Moossa Band (rock 'n' roll), 10 p.m., $5.

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

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

Shenanigans Scattered, Smothered and Covered (bluegrass), 8:30 p.m.

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

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Floodwall Tour Join a guide from the Old Dominion Railway Museum every second Sunday of the month for a floodwall tour at 2 p.m. Tour begins at 102 Hull St. Donations requested. 233-6237.

Harleys, Leather and Omelets Strap on your helmet and hurry down to Poe's Pub for "Bikes in the Bottom's" motorcycles breakfast from 9:30 a.m.-noon. $6.95 for the all you can eat breakfast buffet. 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120.

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each Sunday on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. This week tour the beautiful Hollywood Cemetery. Learn the history of the cemetery and some of the famous personalities buried there. Meet guide Kathy Whittington at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets at 2 p.m. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

Writers of Richmond Tour Edgar Allen Poe is not the only famous Richmond writer. Learn more about Richmond's literary greats and their relationship with the city during a three-hour bus tour. Visit to the Poe museum included. Meet at the Valentine Richmond History Center. 1015 E. Clay St. $22-$27.

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto Rock legend Styx teams up with REO Speedwagon for one hot show at the Kingswood Amphitheater in Paramount's Kings Dominion. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $19.99-$49.99 and are available at the door or through Ticketmaster. www.ticketmaster.com or 262-8100.

Sunday in the Park with Jazz Get your toes a-tappin' with concerts that are sure to start your autumn with a little jazzy style. This week, enjoy a performance by the No Chaser Band at 3 p.m. at Deer Run Park Nature Pavilion. Free. Through Sept. 29. 9900 Ridgefield Parkway. 501-5138.

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Revisiting Rembrandt Inspired by Rembrandt's "Night Watch," artist Carole Garmon creates her own installation titled "mort main: The Night Watch." The mixed-media exhibition opens with a reception at 3 p.m. Through Oct. 26. Flippo Gallery, located in the Pace-Armistead Hall on the Randolph-Macon College campus. 211 N. Center St. 752-3712.

Petersburg Area Art League Artist Elaine Bankston presents a retrospective exhibit covering 30 years of her work, including landscapes, seascapes and portraits, 2-4 p.m. 7 Old St. 861-4611.

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Alley Katz Bloody Crackdown, GBH, Channel 43 (all ages), 7 p.m., $8-$10.

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, 8:30 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

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

Poe's Pub Wall-O-Matics (New Orleans style rock 'n' roll), 9 p.m., $5.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6:30-9 p.m. Stick around and get plugged in with Jamie Florin at 9:30 p.m., free.

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

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

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free.

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Alley Katz Rocking Horse Winner, Breaking Pangea, The Exit, The Emergency, 7 p.m.

Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café St. Diablo, One Slack Mind, Pierced, 10 p.m., $7.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.

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Bowers of Bliss Lunch and Tour The lovely, early fall interlude begins with a lunch at Agecroft Hall, followed by a tour of its great rooms. Program concludes with dessert and a tour of the gardens. Admission is $15. Reservations required. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

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University of Richmond Jazz Combo performs in the Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Booker Hall of Music, University of Richmond. 289-8277.

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18th and Main Café Latin Night, weekly, 10 p.m. Free salsa, merengue and bachata lessons from 8-9 p.m., weekly.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Canal Club Monte Montgomery, 9 p.m., $12-$14, 18 and up.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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.

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

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

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