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Big Gig "Richmond's Summer Musicfest" continues with a "Lunchtime Live!" performance by Debo Dabney & The Happy Band at noon at the Canal Turning Basin and a "Noon Tunes" performance by Ban Caribe at 12:30 p.m. at Linden Row Inn. 100 E. Franklin St. Also, enjoy "Music in the Garden" with Janet Martin at 7 p.m. at Library Park. Main and 2nd streets. All free. downtownpresents.org.

Innsbrook After Hours Concert series every Wednesday through Aug. 21. Tonight, Judas Priest performs at 6:30 at Innsbrook Pavilion. $10. Directions and info at innsbrookafterhours.com.

clubs

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat Radio 4, French Toast, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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

Bootscooters Open mic night, weekly, 8-11 p.m., free.

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.

Cafe Diem Susan Greenbaum (folk rock).

Cary St. Cafe Hardin Thomas Band.

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.

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

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Dash Rip Rock, 9 p.m., $7.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Special Ed & Short Bus Blue Grass Band.

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

Shenanigans Old-time music jam session, weekly, 7 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.

Tiki Bob's Cantina Superboot.

Tobacco Company The Bopcats, 9 p.m., free.

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Reading Series The Von Gribley Reading Series continues with poets Grant Jenkins and Cheryl Pallant at 7:30 p.m. at Chop Suey Books. 1317 W. Cary St. Free. 497-4705.

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Big Gig Ban Caribe performs for "Lunchtime Live!" at noon at the Canal Turning Basin, and the Skip Gailes Ensemble makes "Music in the Garden" at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Before watching "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," catch a performance by RJS Make Music with Me Band at 7 p.m. on Brown's Island as part of the "Riverfront Outdoor Movies" series. All free. downtownpresents.org.

Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys perform from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden. 2800 Grove Ave. 21 and older. $10. 340-1400.

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community presents "On Broadway," a song and dance revue, at 11 a.m. 2880 Mountain Road. Free. SPARConline.org.

Festival of Arts Richmond Recreation's production of "Bad Seed" begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Firehouse Theatre The Richmond Performing Arts Collective presents "Ugly," a new play written and directed by Matthew Didner, at 8 p.m. Through July 27. All performances at 8 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. $12. 359-7552.

Puppet Pet Show E&E Puppets perform "Popping Up Pets" at 3:30 p.m. at the East End Library. 2414 R St. Free. 646-4514.

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Alley Katz Pierced, Phungusamungus, 9 p.m., $5.

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.

Bootscooters Karaoke, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Bottom Line The Guitar Brothers, 7:30 p.m., $3.

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

Boulevard Deli Steve Greene and The Salsa Night Gang, 8 p.m.

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.; C.C. and Company (variety/dance), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Sun-Dried Opossum.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, tonight: Producer's Night, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

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

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

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

Legend Brewing Company Kelly Kennedy, 39 Fingers, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Mulligan's Sports Grille South Side: karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub Orphan's Torch (alt. folk), 9 p.m., $3.

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

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Descriptive Phrase.

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

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

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 9 p.m., free.

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

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Big Gig Susan Greenbaum performs for "Lunchtime Live!" at noon at the Canal Turning Basin, and The Gourd Orchestra performs for "Kids' Night Out" at 7 p.m. at Pocahontas State Park. 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Free. downtownpresents.org.

Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, Big Ray & The Kool Kats and opener The CorVairs perform from 6-9:30 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. fridaycheers.org.

Fridays at Sunset Concert series every Friday through Aug. 16. Tonight, Chuck Brown performs at 6 at Kanawha Plaza downtown. 8th and Cary streets. $10. fridaysatsunset.com.

Hot and Heavy in July Nine local and regional hard-rock bands try to rock the roof off the Innsbrook Pavilion during the next three Fridays. This week: Voodoo Fishermen, DB, Behelmod, Preshus. Gates open at 6:30. Admission: $5. innsbrookafterhours.com.

Julie Johnson "Julie Johnson in Concert: From Nashville to Broadway" begins at 8 p.m. at TheatreVirginia. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday performances at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Through Aug. 11. $30-$35. 353-6161.

Simply Jazz Rudy Faulkner and Frenz perform at 8 p.m. as part of this Black History Museum summer concert series. 00 Clay St. $8 in advance. $10 at door. 780-9093.

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Festival of Arts Richmond Recreation's production of "Bad Seed" begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Firehouse Theatre The Richmond Performing Arts Collective presents "Ugly," a new play written and directed by Matthew Didner, at 8 p.m. Through July 27. All performances at 8 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. $12. 359-7552.

James Center The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community presents "On Broadway," a song and dance revue, at noon. 901 E. Cary St. Free. SPARConline.org.

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Alley Katz Hillbilly Hootenanny with Jackass Flats, Porter Hall TN, The Shiners, Scattered, Smothered and Covered, $6.

Arthur's After 5 Band.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Kate Campbell, $12.

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

Boulevard Deli Crucial Elements and Lost Angeles, 8 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJ's, 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.

Cary St. Cafe Ubiquitone.

Charley's Stony Point Café The Guitar Brothers, 9 p.m., free.

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., $.

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

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

Lightfoots The Captain of Magic 105.7, weekly, 8 p.m., $5.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Rockfish; weekly comedy show at 9 p.m.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Swingin' Nut Sax, 9 p.m.

Paysanne Walter Bell & The Latin Jazz Unit, preproduction performances for songs on upcoming CD, weekly, 8:30 p.m.

Poe's Pub Cook County Bluegrass, 9:30 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.

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

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

Shenanigans Burnt Taters, 8:30 p.m.

Sin é Michael James and The Actual Facts, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Heather Hardy (blues violinist/vocalist), 9 p.m., free.

Vondell Park Restaurant Mark Lomanno Quartet, 8 p.m.

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Virginia Outdoors Event During "Virginia is for Lovers of the Outdoors," Virginia Tourism passes out free travel guides at 1 p.m., author M.W. Smith discusses his "Fishing the New River Valley" at 2 p.m. and authors Bill and Mary Burnham discuss "Hike America: Virginia" at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Glen Allen. 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.

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Big Gig The "Big Brothers and Big Sisters Duck Race" takes place with entertainment by Katherine Archer, Jonathan Austin and the Jump Rope Team at 11 a.m. on Brown's Island. The Mark Lomanno Duo performs at 6 p.m. at the Canal Turning Basin, while at 7 p.m. "The Coolest Night in July" begins with Spyro Gyra and opener Joe Magnarelli Ensemble on Brown's Island. All free. downtownpresents.org.

Bluegrass Concert Jim and Jesse perform at 3 p.m. at the Pocahontas Heritage Amphitheater, Pocahontas State Park. $7, plus $4 parking fee. 748-1623.

FolkTV Normal Norman, Chris Lucas, Wendy Pace and the Circuit Riders perform at 7:30 p.m. on AT&T Channel 7. floatingfolk.com.

Guitar & Other Strings Series Blues guitarist and soul singer Burley Strand performs with his band at 8 p.m. in the VCU Performing Arts Center, Vlahcevic Concert Hall. 922 Park Ave. $10. 828-1166.

Indelible Grace Concert Nashville's Indelible Grace performs at 7 p.m. at the West End Presbyterian Church. 9008 Quioccasin Road. $5. 741-6562.

Julie Johnson "Julie Johnson in Concert: From Nashville to Broadway" begins at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at TheatreVirginia. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday performances at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Through Aug. 11. $30-$35. 353-6161.

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Festival of Arts Richmond Recreation's production of "Bad Seed" begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Firehouse Theatre The Richmond Performing Arts Collective presents "Ugly," a new play written and directed by Matthew Didner, at 8 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. $12. 359-7552.

clubs

Alley Katz Seth, Saint Diablo, The Agony Creeps, 9 p.m., $5.

Bootscooters Nite Train, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Boulevard Deli 5 Spot and Lost Angeles, 8 p.m.

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 Better Than Ezra, 8 p.m., $18.50 in advance, $21 at door.

Cary St. Cafe Jackass Flats.

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., $.

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

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Dick Butt Kiss and the Tight Ends; weekly comedy shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Mulligan's Fan: Mercy Creek.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Pop Rocks, a retro dance night with DJs Kristo da Gigolo, Freddie Ferraro and Justin Spivey.

Paysanne Mark Lomanno Quartet, 8:30 p.m.

Plan 9 Carytown Eric E. Stanley's Be-bop, Boogie and Blues Revue, live, noon-4 p.m.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz Jam Session with Doc.

Rock Falls Tavern Boucan Brothers.

Sin é Michael James and The Actual Facts, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Heather Hardy (blues violinist/vocalist), 9 p.m., free.

Vondell Park Restaurant Walter Bell & The Latin Jazz Unit, 8:30 p.m.

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Speech Re-enactment Each Sunday, enjoy an organ recital at 1:30 p.m., then Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church. 2401 E. Broad St. Through Sept. 1. Donations accepted. 648-5015.

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each Sunday on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

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Festival of Arts Larry Bland and Friends present an evening of gospel music at 7 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Guitar & Other Strings Series The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble performs classical, flamenco and jazz selections at 4 p.m. in the VCU Performing Arts Center, Vlahcevic Concert Hall. 922 Park Ave. Free. 828-1166.

Julie Johnson "Julie Johnson in Concert: From Nashville to Broadway" begins at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at TheatreVirginia. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday performances at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Through Aug. 11. $30-$35. 353-6161.

Sacred Heart Benefit Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell performs to benefit the Sacred Heart Center in Southside at 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. 1415 Perry St. $25. 359-9334.

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Festival of Arts Enjoy "Word Beat," poetry and drums, as part of the Ha'Penny Children's Series at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the Ha'Penny stage, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

clubs

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, weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Plan B.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6-9 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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Musical Mondays at Maymont Enjoy free performances on the Carriage House Lawn every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 26. Tonight's theme of "Carnival" features juggler and musician Jonathan Austin, the Varina Community Band and the Maymont animals. 1700 Hampton St. maymont.org.

clubs

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.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alt-rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

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

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Tuesday Night Movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," tonight at Legend Brewing Company at 8:30. Movies run every Tuesday. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446.

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Summer Concert Rene Marie performs at 7 p.m. as part of the GE Financial Summer Concert Series. 6604 W. Broad St. Free. 662-2445.

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Black Theatre Festival Jazz Actors Theatre presents this year's theme of "Revelations and Transitions: An Innovative Repertory of Major Theater" through Aug. 11. Today, the festival reception begins at 5 p.m. at the Walker Gallery. 6 E. Broad St. $10. At 8 p.m., enjoy a production of "Ndangered 2002," during which six men present their experiences of what it's like to be young, male and black in America, at the Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. $15. 648-3530.

Puppet Pet Show E&E Puppets perform "Popping Up Pets" at 10 a.m. at the Ginter Park Library. 1200 Westbrook Ave. Free. 646-4514.

clubs

Alley Katz Tent, $5.

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, 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.

Richie's Pacific Grill DJ Omar.

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

Sin é Splinter, 8:30 p.m., free.

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